November 8, 2006

Engendering Change


Textually as well as visually, Nancy Pelosi has taken an incredible amount of political and media abuse in her career, particularly over the past year or so.  She has been written-off for her “LIBERAL” voting record as well as her representation of moonbat “SAN FRANCISCO.”  She has been criticized for her speaking style and for how she looks.  Overall, her treatment has mirrored the worst combination of gender and partisan politics.

With yesterday’s Democratic landslide, there are dozens of new faces to focus on.  In the coming days, you’ll see them all over The BAG, not just because of America’s fundamental political and tonal shift, but also, because of the hastened start of the ’08 Presidential race.

That said, last night was, as much as anybody’s, Pelosi’s night.

As I’ve mentioned before, I have issues with Nancy.  And, come Thursday, we can expect to see Dems pulling intensely in at least two directions, with centrists and liberals grabbing hard for the wheel.

For at least one full day though, I’m taking off my critical hat and just enjoying the picture.  We have struggled for such a long, long time. So give me the confetti.  Give me the little flags on the wooden handles.  Give me the hugs and the celebration shots, and as much patriotic wallpaper as you’ve got.

Like America’s first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives in this buoyant image, I’m feeling the joy.

(image: Larry Downing/Reuters. Washington, November 7, 2006. Via YahooNews)

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