She-Ra Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi became the first female Speaker of the House this week. Many news stories, like this one, focused on the generous bi-partisan spirit the Democrats are expected to show. Others show different side of Pelosi.

After calling herself "the most powerful woman in America," Mrs. Pelosi flexed her right muscle like a weight lifter to much applause at an event yesterday titled a "women's tea."

"All right, let's hear it for the power," she screamed as the jubilant applause continued. MORE

Well, at least she is being honest. Politics is all about power - getting it, keeping it, using it. Republicans are no different. On one level it will be fun to watch Pelosi's antics for the next two years, at least. On the other hand, there is a real potential she will use her newfound power in decidedly unpleasant ways. She won't do it alone, though. She has lots of allies, and they aren't always obvious. You may even have voted for one of them.

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