Changing times: Not a political post

The third of California’s three most important politicians–all women, all Democrats, all from “around here” (the San Francisco Bay Area)–becomes Speaker of the House today.

That represents two historical milestones: One appalling, the other astonishing.

Appalling: Nancy Pelosi is the first woman to be Speaker of the House.

Astonishing: Nancy Pelosi is the first California congressperson to become Speaker.

2 Responses to “Changing times: Not a political post”

  1. walt says:

    Lots of states may be missing, but none of them have one-eighth of the nation’s population. (And, of course, one-fiftieth of the Senate seats.)