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U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during news conference on President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law on Capitol Hill in Washington June 28, 2012. Nearly three years after he died, Pelosi was thinking of Senator Ted Kennedy and
Nancy Pelosi has a moment of very public telling it like it is:
“I will say this about John Boehner, and I have a good relationship with him,” Pelosi, now the House minority leader, said on Monday on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes.” “If he were a woman, they’d be calling him the weakest speaker in history.” [...]

“You know what, if a woman was speaker and nothing was happening in this way, they’d say, ‘Oh, my gosh. Oh, my gosh,’” Pelosi said. “I’m just getting a little, shall we say, tired of some of the ways they take a pass on some things and not on others. We get criticized for accomplishing things. They don’t get criticized for not accomplishing things.”

Yup, true. For all his ineffectiveness, Boehner is getting the benefit of the doubt from the media on two fronts: He's a man, and he's a Republican. He doesn't get questioned and sniped about in the myriad ways Pelosi endured as speaker, and it should be said. Because, damn, Boehner is a bumbling loser, yet next time Pelosi—or another Democratic woman—is speaker, she's going to be treated as the weak one. So go, Nancy. Let's get it on the record right now.
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Originally posted to Laura Clawson on Tue May 14, 2013 at 08:25 AM PDT.

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