Obama: Pelosi was 'one of the best' Speakers, will be back in 2013
President Obama on Saturday said Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was a
great House Speaker and that she will get that job back after the 2012
"I am biased, but I think Nancy was one of the best
Speakers of the House this country ever had," Obama said after Pelosi
had introduced him at the National Italian American Foundation gala.
"She was no doubt the best Italian American Speaker of the House we
ever had. And I believe that she will be the best Speaker of the House
again in 2013."
Pelosi, the veteran lawmaker from San Francisco, was the House's 60th Speaker and the first woman to hold that position.
the minority leader, Pelosi handed the gavel to John Boehner (R-Ohio)
after Republicans trounced Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections.
the past, conservative campaigns have tried to paint Pelosi -- and her
leadership role in the Democratic Party -- as the threatening face of
As Republicans try to take the White House from Obama in
2012 and keep their majority in the House, they will likely pounce on
the president's desire to have Pelosi back in power in Congress.
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