Nancy Pelosi’s Famous Last Words

I found these comments from the Speaker of the House particularly amusing:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she still expects to have her job in five weeks after voters head to the polls.

Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House, whose job as speaker makes her third in line to the presidency, said she would retain that position.

“I fully expect to be speaker of the House five weeks from now,” Pelosi said at a NBC/Universal women’s forum in Manhattan, as reported by the New York Times.

Well yes Nancy, you will be Speaker of the House five weeks from now, six weeks from now, even seven weeks from now.

The question is whether you’ll be Speaker of the House when the 112th Congress convenes on January 3, 2011.

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. mothra says:

    Lets hope like heck she is. We cant allow the no specifics no platform republicans to take over and destroy the country again

  2. Brummagem Joe says:

    This prediction is as worthless as yours Doug, but I suspect she will still be speaker although with a somewhat reduced majority. However, Im not going to eat my hat if she’s not, are you willing to eat yours if she is Doug?

  3. Joe,

    I haven’t predicted anything……just pointing out that her “I’ll still be Speaker in five weeks” comment will be true regardless of how the election turns out

  4. Brummagem Joe says:


    I haven’t predicted anything”

    “Nancy Pelosi’s Famous Last Words”

    Yeah right Doug, you haven’t predicted anything. How could anyone draw such a conclusion?

  5. John Peabody says:

    Doug, you’re right, you know it. I appreciate your comments on the items you write here and at “Below the Beltway”.