Green Room

Pelosi: It’s offensive to ask me if I should make way for younger leaders

posted at 11:33 am on November 14, 2012 by

Via the Examiner. Actually, what I think she finds offensive is the perceived double standard in asking if she’s too old to lead after two losing election cycles when Mitch McConnell (who’s nearly the same age) is still Senate minority leader after three failed attempts to regain the majority. Big difference between Pelosi and McConnell, though: She’s a partisan lightning rod and he isn’t. The GOP can leverage her unpopularity to help their side; Democrats can’t do the same to McConnell, who’s all but unknown to everyone except political junkies. The problem isn’t that she’s too old, it’s that she’s a potential political liability as leader. A more likeable Democrat, whether young or old, wouldn’t be.

I’ll say this much for her, though: It’s surreal that after the beating the GOP took last week, the only major figure in either party who was facing some heat to step down is Pelosi. As far as I know, Republicans haven’t (yet) fired so much as one internal pollster.

Update: Touche.

Recently in the Green Room:

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

Idiots on parade

cmsinaz on November 14, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Hope she stays just where she is! What would we do without our daily dose o’ Nancy?

Marcola on November 14, 2012 at 11:42 AM

What’s offensive is your botox embalmed maw on TV every other day.

CurtZHP on November 14, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Repubs. pick up 10 seats in the House in 2014. Take it to the bank. Thanks Lady Botox!

WordsMatter on November 14, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Luke another msdnc idiot

cmsinaz on November 14, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Well, if there’s anybody who knows about being offensive…

Dopenstrange on November 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM

A witch never gives up her power until you take her broom away.

jawkneemusic on November 14, 2012 at 11:56 AM

War on Young People!!! ™

trs on November 14, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Is the implication that no one ever asks if a man is too old to be in charge?

See McCain, John 2008; Dole, Bob 2006; Reagan, Ronald 1980, 1984; etc.

JadeNYU on November 14, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Not younger, Madam Botox, smarter.

That said, as much as I dislike Pelosi, she’s always good for a laugh and makes the dems look like the morons they are. ;)

Othniel on November 14, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Maybe should just get a mannequin and shoot it up with botox – the voters of her district would vote for it anyway.

Marxism is for dummies on November 14, 2012 at 1:15 PM

And GET OFF MY LAWN!

Ward Cleaver on November 14, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Nancy-poo lives in her own little world.

GarandFan on November 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM