In downtown San Francisco today, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reconfirmed—as she’s been saying for months—that she wants her old job back. Her bid seems to guarantee that regardless of which party wins emerges victorious in the November midterm elections, the favored contender to become Speaker of the House will be a Californian.
“I say this immodestly, but I want women to be immodest in this way: I’m a master legislator. Nobody wants to sit across the table from me,” she said at a lunchtime event sponsored by the Public Policy Institute of California. “I think I’m probably the best person for the job.”