“If people are ripping your face off, you have to rip their face off…” Nancy Pelosi.
“The 66-year-old San Francisco lawmaker is an aggressive, hyperpartisan liberal pol who is the Democrats’ version of Tom DeLay, minus the ethical and legal problems of the former Republican House leader…” TIME Magazine’s snip.
“Staffers also enjoy her largesse. After a lavish meal, she will sometimes say, ‘Thank God for Paul Pelosi,’ her investment-banker husband, whose real estate holdings make up much of the couple’s $16 million in assets…” TIME Magazine’s misstatement of the obvious.
“…she has unified the Democrats in opposition, but it would be much more difficult to keep Democratic members in line if they took control. ‘They listen to no one,’ says Pelosi. ‘They don’t listen to each other.'” TIME and Pelosi finally get something right.
Here’s what Pelosi stays “up late” watching: Al Gore on MTV, who everyone else was droned to sleep by. Perhaps that is the game plan: infiltrate and then gore everyone to smithereens.
Sigmund Freud defines that (all identified in the above) as indications of “The Elektra Complex“. Which explains Pelosi’s favored public speaking display of holding up that finger of hers, among a number of other revealing body language and ongoing statements by her in reference to dominance and power. TIME overlooked that part.