The Telling Detail

WaPo did a cutesy little personality profile on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the weekend, but I didn’t get around to reading it until this afternoon. The entire article has one small graf worth reading. Here it is:

Young Nancy D’Alesandro first took note of the speaker’s power on a trip to Ocean City, when her father, the influential mayor of Baltimore, had to pull the family car over for a passing motorcade. “It was the speaker coming through. Oh my God, the speaker of the House,” Pelosi recalled about Rayburn’s entourage.

In other words, Pelosi went into politics so she could push you out of her way.