Pelosi Stays On, Keeps Steny Hoyer in his Place
One of the first questions Democratic House Leader Nancy
San Fran Nan Pelosi
Congresswoman-for-Life from the San Francisco Bay Area, born into a family of politicians. Formerly Speaker of the House, but it's not her fault they lost. Really. Noted for her heavily botoxed grimace...
took from reporters after announcing her intention to stay on in that job was whether, at age 72, it wasn't time for her to step aside and make room for younger leaders.
She smiled at the questioner, Luke Russert, as the female lawmakers on stage with her grumbled and booed. "You've always asked that question," she said, "except of Mitch McConnell," the Republican Senate Minority Leader, who is 70. Had Pelosi stepped down, mind you, the post would have gone to a pup by the name of the mealy-mouthed Steny
San Fran Nan Pelosi's second banana, or plaintain, or mango, or whatever he is...
, who is 73.
Discrimination!" called New York's Carolyn
Baloney. Oops! Maloney. "Discrimination! Age discrimination!"
"Let's for a moment," Pelosi told Russert, treat the question as worthy of consideration. "Although it's quite offensive," she added, extra sweetly. "But you don't realize it, I guess. Everything that I have done in my almost decade now of leadership is to elect younger and newer people to the Congress...It was very important for me to elect young women" -- especially as she herself didn't even enter the political arena until the youngest of her five children was almost ready for college.
Posted by: Bobby 2012-11-15