‘I don’t think that any woman should be asked to vote for someone because she’s a woman, said WHO?

‘I don’t think that any woman should be asked to vote for someone because she’s a woman, said WHO?

Nancy Pelosi knows a little something about being the only woman at the top of an org chart, and a whole lot about dealing with an opposition intent on portraying her as a Dragon Lady in a pantsuit.

In the 240 years of the republic, no woman has risen higher than the former House speaker (she’s currently Democratic leader) and there’s really no politician in America who can better understand Clinton’s attempt to scale the heights, her struggle to combat image problems and the sui generis challenges of competing in the ultimate hostile workplace, national politics.

Pelosi and her party’s nominee aren’t especially close (the Clintons suspected Pelosi of quietly backing Barack Obama in 2008, despite her stated neutrality) but the two now have a foxhole-buddy mutual respect, and fewer surrogates have been as aggressive on Clinton’s behalf (after Pelosi finally endorsed her before the decisive California primary on June 7).

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