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Click play to watch House Speaker Nancy Pelosi explain why the political attacks on her aren't all bad. Then scroll through the additional videos underneath to hear what she makes of voter anger, whether she sees pro-life women as feminists, and what she would tell someone she loved who wanted to go into politics, -- plus her thoughts on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, President Obama's "coolness," the "enthusiasm gap," and on the personal side, why her husband does her clothes-shopping.

And read the related story: Nancy Pelosi Takes the Heat: "If I Were Not Effective They Wouldn't Care About Me."




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dclark28

I wonder who Pelosi thinks makes up the middle class, and I often wonder if I am the only person to notice that Pelosi and Obama always have blood shot eyes.

October 26 2010 at 8:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
calmebj

Mrs Pelosi, I realize you have come up with this "Effective Position as Speaker of the House" with all modesty and arm breaking pat on one's own back. I believe I would have another opinion. That would be your complete neglect of public opinion on their wishes. Your total lack of "common sense" in a devastating financial downturn to willingly spend,spend, spend. You are so removed by your wealth in understanding what ordinary citizens are all about. By the way, ordinary citizens are your employers; albeit you seem to consider us working for the likes of you and some of the other politicos in office. You have use of a huge expense accounts that politicos have provided for you...I don't remember voting on what your expense account allotment would be or for that matter, your health care, your retirement or your wages. Honestly, do you think effective is the word? Complete removal of any sense of decency seems to be a huge factor as to your ilk and many others in Washington.

October 25 2010 at 8:52 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
dc walker

Mrs. Pelosi I remember your failed DEEM And PASS game. She wanted to DEEM she had enough votes for the health care vote (we'll read it after we pass it) she would just PASS it to the President WITHOUT A VOTE TALLY. This way no one would know how their rep voted for or against it. Imagine passing a trillion dollar bill on what she DEEMS??? What kind of a congress is that?? What kind of a democracy. Worst we have Reid who bribed elected senators with $10 billion in earmarks. Please let's get rid of these two. If the two that succeed them are as bad we'll get rid of them too. Pelosi (added six trillion in debt since she became head of the House).

October 25 2010 at 12:38 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
trillian79

Nancy Pelosi is spinning so fast it's a wonder her head doesn't fall off. So she thinks that if she were not effective "they" wouldn't care about her. Well she's right; but it's what she has been effective AT that the American people don't like. She may be a "mother of five" but I AM NOT ONE OF HER CHILDREN! I don't intend to stand in the corner and let "Mummy" dictate to me. What an arrogant twerp she has turned out to be.

October 25 2010 at 9:18 AM Report abuse +9 rate up rate down Reply
dave

Quote: "It's not about me, it's about the middle class." Well Ms. Speaker, the middle class will be the one's paying the bill for all the debt Washington has rung up. I hate to think what my children are going to face in the coming years in lousy job opportunity and crushing taxes.

October 25 2010 at 8:05 AM Report abuse +11 rate up rate down Reply
jethess777

How could she say that "this was for the middle class?" Her legislation hurts the middle class the most! If she doesn't "get that" then she shouldn't be Speaker of House. Does she really believe herself, or does she flat out lie hoping that we'd all believe her!

October 25 2010 at 1:46 AM Report abuse +11 rate up rate down Reply

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