Nancy Pelosi – who has been Speaker of the House for most of the time this blog has been a thing – is back to being a mere Congresswoman from San Francisco.
Dean Phillips feted her on Twitter:
You can say exactly the same thing about Francisco Franco and Pol Pot.
No, she’s neither. But she is cynical, opportunistic, theatrical, has a dubious relationship with the Constitution, and somehow became immeasurably wealthy while “serving” in Congress, not that that means she’s corrupt nosirreebob.
But it’s fair to say she has certainly lowered the bar for “powerful female leaders”.