It's a tough job: As Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mrs. Pelosi, the daughter of the former Mayor of Baltimore, has to mollify the conservative, as well as the liberal factions of the Democratic majority.
As a result, she looks tentative and confused, when she speaks.
When the Press Secretary to President Obama, Mr. Gibbs, thought there was a chance the Democrats could lose the house, during the 2010 election, she was demeaning in response.
Instead of saying that, "we have a plan to control the house, in the fall election," she claimed, falsely, that he was unknown to her.
When the leader of the Republican minority in the house, John Bohnner, said that the age of eligibility for Social Security should be 70 years of age---there was hardly a response from the Democratic majority.
Nancy Pelosi should take a lesson from former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, and be a lot more direct in her response to these crazy GOP proposals.
I had a very small role in Mrs. Pelosi's election to Congress, from San Francisco, when she first ran successfully for that office---and I'm still glad I did help.
The atmosphere against the Democratic leadership is toxic. Consider that the former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, has a favorability rating of 77%, among Republican's in Iowa and New Hampshire-key states in the 2012 primary.
As a loyal Democrat ( I first voted for LBJ against Barry Goldwater in 1964) I am disappointed with our national leadership, at this point.