I finished Marc Sandalow's book on Nancy Pelosi, Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi's Life, Times, and Rise to Power, at almost the same time that Congress passed health care reform and President Obamba signed it into law. I wonder if Marc Sandalow feels he published this book a bit early: it ends with Nancy Pelosi becoming Speaker of the House. I also wonder if he is planning a new, updated edition.
Here are things I learned from Sandalow's portrayal of Nancy Pelosi:
- Always keep the friendship in your voice.
- Never lose your composure, unless there's a good reason
- Keep a "favors file" - a trick she learned from her father, a Congressman from Baltimore.
What an exciting time! I congratulate Speaker Pelosi and someday will start the book she wrote.