President Obama put on his game face Saturday night when he praised former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and told the audience that she will be back in her old job come January 2013.
Obama was speaking at the National Italian American Foundation gala and was introduced by Pelosi, at which time he showered his praise on the former Speaker.
“I am biased, but I think Nancy was one of the best Speakers of the House this country ever had.” “She was no doubt the best Italian American Speaker of the House we ever had. And I believe that she will be the best Speaker of the House again in 2013.”
At least he got the biased part right.
Obama may not have realized it at the time, but his praise of Pelosi might just give conservatives the impetus they need to retain control of the House in 2012.