Many words willbe written about San Fran Nan's effectiveness (or lack thereof) as the first female Speaker of the House, but none sum her up better than her own: "if people are ripping your face off, then you rip theirs off."
Allrighty then. We know she is not a lady. But she does smile a lot, for someone who blew her shot at glory.
"..She had already begun to return to her warrior ways on Wednesday, in her last public appearance as speaker before the transfer-of-power ceremony. She served notice to the audience, a meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus, that she has every intention of reclaiming her title after the 2012 election. "We all know what our role is," she said, hands on hips. "Two years from now when we come together, things will be different. Things will be different."
And that's a prediction I would put money on (if I were a wagering woman, which I am not.) But I suspect that in two years, it will not be Queen Nancy ascending to the throne again. She will be mewling among the many, pining for the days of wine and roses.