Since 1987, Nancy Pelosi has represented California's Eighth District in the House of Representatives. The Eighth District includes most of the City of San Francisco including Golden Gate Park, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, and many of the diverse neighborhoods that make San Francisco a vibrant and prosperous community. Overwhelmingly elected by her colleagues in the fall of 2002 as Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi is the first woman in American history to lead a major party in the U.S. Congress.
Before being elected Leader, she served as House Democratic Whip for one year and was responsible for the party's legislative strategy in the House. On January 4, 2007, Nancy Pelosi was elected Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. She has been a proponent of increased investments in health research and authored legislation to create an independent national commission to assess the overall performance of the federal government before, during, and after the September 11 attacks.
Question: What are your favorite political blogs?
Nancy Pelosi: What is my favorite political blog? Well, now again I'll be naming some to the exclusion of others. But I have to start with my own daughter, Christine Pelosi's Trailmix; I like Huffington Post.
What else? We have Talking Points Memo. I appreciate the work they did on the Justice Department and the U.S. attorneys.
Of course, the Daily Kos, how could I not say the Daily Kos? That was where many of us started in the blogosphere. So I'd have to name that.
Oh, there are many--just depends on the issue and the time and the rest, but for the starters my daughter's Trailmix, Christine Pelosi.
Now, in addition to those, of course, I would have to include my own blog, The Gavel and invite others to join in.
And what more can I say? We all have to think big.
Recorded on: June 24, 2008