Or should I say “Madam Speaker”
I have always believed that JFK could never have passed any significant Civil Rights legislation. LBJ was, perhaps, the only human in American politics at that time who could have. Despite all the backroom trading and arm-twisting, he managed to pass The Civil Rights Act and The Voting Rights Act. He was impure, but effective.
Perhaps Speaker Pelosi has been too easily vilified and undervalued. I don’t like a lot about her, and she’s on probation in my book, but I certainly believe she has been roundly underestimated, and I’ve always found that to be incredibly advantageous.
It is always good to be underestimated. Always.