From the New York Times, a softball question: “In what ways is politics harder for women than men?”
From Nancy Pelosi: “For example, when I became the speaker, we won 30 seats. It was a victorious thing — I was the first woman speaker. It didn’t get that much play. And I’m not a publicity seeker, so it was O.K. with me. Boehner, before the election, they had him on the cover of Newsweek. Now he’s on the cover of Time, and women are coming to me and saying, Is the job less important when a woman holds it?”
Yes, she really said that no one noticed she was the woman speaker.