Pardon Me While I Retch--the Nation's Interview with Pelosi
Woman in the House
A Conversation with Nancy Pelosi
By Katrina vanden Heuvel
Nancy Pelosi is the highest-ranking elected woman in American history. She's also a walking political Rorschach test. . . She's also been the focus of criticism for famously declaring before the 2006 election that impeachment would be "off the table."
I met with Pelosi in her House chambers a week before publication of her new book, co-written with Amy Hill Hearth, Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters. . . more inspirational manual than cold-eyed guide to the tough battles Pelosi has waged these last years against a President whom she's called "a total failure.". . . designed to humanize Pelosi--a onetime stay-at-home mom of five, now grandmother of seven-- the book also serves as a vehicle for the Speaker to hit the interview circuit, as she will this week, to talk about the state of the country, the Democratic Party, women and politics, and the presidential and Congressional elections.
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