(icon; born March 26, 1940) is the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives
and served as the 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
from 2007 to 2011. She was the first woman to hold the office and to date, has been the highest-ranking female politician in American history.
A member of the Democratic Party
, Pelosi has represented the 8th Congressional District
, which consists of four-fifths of the City and County of San Francisco, since 1987.
Why should we put a plan out? Our plan is to stop him. He must be stopped.
[T]hey had to make up that story about weapons of mass destruction. Because that was the only thing that would sell to the American people, and that wasn't true.
As many of you know, I come from San Francisco. We don't have a lot of farms there. Well, we do have one—it's a mushroom farm, so you know what that means.
Maybe it will take a woman to clean up the House.
A woman is like a teabag. You can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
I say to my colleagues never confine your best work, your hopes, your dreams, the aspiration of the American people to what will be signed by George W. Bush because that is too limiting a factor.
I have said it before and I will say it again: Impeachment is off the table.
Am I going to have to use my ‘Mother of Five Voice’ to be heard?" (to an inattentive audience while campaigning)-Quoted in the October 23, 2006 issue of Newsweek
The word 'campaign' is a war term. So when you go into a campaign you just prepare to go to war. If you think this is an exercise in civic activity...then you are going to be surprised.-1985