Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi
(icon; born March 26, 1940) is the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives
Party leaders of the United States House of Representatives
Party leaders of the United States House of Representatives are elected by their respective parties in a closed-door caucus by secret ballot and are also known as floor leaders. The U.S. House of Representatives does not officially use the term "Minority Leader", although the media frequently does...

 and served as the 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, or Speaker of the House, is the presiding officer 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
Democratic Party (United States)
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, Pelosi has represented the 8th Congressional District
California's 8th congressional district
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 of California
California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third-largest by land area...

, 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.

Referring to George W. Bush on Fox News (March 17, 2005)

[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.

The Daily Show|The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (November 30, 2005)

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.

To The Agribusiness Club of Washington (July 24, 2006)

Maybe it will take a woman to clean up the House.

Interview with Barbara Walters|Barbara Walters (December 13, 2006)

A woman is like a teabag. You can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.

Interview with ABC News|ABC News, as quoted by Hilary Rodham Clinton|Hilary Clinton.

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