January 4, 2007 may be remembered as the date when Nancy Pelosi became queen for the day.
There she was on network television. There she was on cable television. Surrounded by grandchildren. A baby in her arms. But, despite the warm-and-cuddly photo op, Pelosi and crew were not celebrating motherhood, or even grandmotherhood. They were lauding and applauding power, pure and simple.
Pelosi giddily proclaimed,