Yes. You heard that right!
California Representative Nancy Pelosi Becomes the First Female Speaker of the House in American History.
You go, girl!
Pelosi (66 years old) made history four years ago when she became the first woman to lead a party caucus in either house of Congress, piercing what she calls a "marble ceiling" in the Capitol that's even harder to break than the proverbial glass ceiling encountered by many women. Twice in the past Pelosi had presented Republican Dennis Hastert with the speaker's gavel as the GOP extended its control of the House for two more years. "This is getting tiresome, Mr. Speaker," she said last time...
Here's the Wikipedia entry on Nancy.
And you can find more about Nancy here.
YES. I think this is a big deal for women here in the United States -- but also for women everywhere.
California Representative Nancy Pelosi Becomes the First Female Speaker of the House
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