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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Speaker



I'm finding today's swearing-in of Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the US House of Representatives a little bittersweet. It's a great moment for the country and a great moment for progressives, but it saddens me a little that here we are, over two decades after Great Britain elevated a woman to its highest governmental position, and over a decade after South Africa elevated a black man to its highest governmental position, and we -- the world's bastion of freedom and equality -- have only just now got round to elevating a woman to our third highest governmental position.

But enough of that -- and better late than never, anyway.

Digby has a typically excellent post about Pelosi's arrival:

Congratulations America.

It may have taken 230 years, but you finally got here. By hook or by crook, and the prodding and pushing of liberals and progressives, you always do.


Indeed!

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