This morning I'm thinking about my old boss. I like what Maggie Mahar had to say about him.
And say what you will about the politics and the policy - over the past two months Speaker Pelosi has cemented her place among the greats to hold her office in terms of effectiveness. I'm very impressed with her knowledge of the process and policy, her knowledge of her caucus, and her sheer force of will in the face of unprecedented opposition in dollars and outside influence. Senator Kennedy used to say that sometimes you have to sail against the wind, and Speaker Pelosi stared down a gale and never blinked.
Clay, Cannon, Longworth, Rayburn, O'Neill - in my mind she's up there with them.