Darn it, Democrats need Pelosi’s toughness

“Pelosi makes no pretext about working with Republicans, and they respond in kind,” says the Monitor.

That’s an asset — her partisanship. Despite giving abundant lip service to seeking bipartisan accord, Rep. John Boehner, the all-but-certain in-coming Republican speaker, is rigidly partisan. Boehner would have steamrollered any speaker with weaker convictions than Pelosi in this last Congress…

This woman, now one of fewer women in the Congress, has what it takes to stand up to an all-male Republican leadership that is intent on compromising on nothing. It’s been said that people loved President Franklin Delano Roosevelt for the enemies he made. The same can be said about Pelosi.