In an interview with the New York Times, outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., gave an interesting response to Deborah Soloman's query about her pending replacement, Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio.
Pelosi, who once famously teared up in terror over the horrifically scary tea partiers voicing their (gulp) dissenting views at town hall meetings on ObamaCare, seemed to suggest either a) Boehner is a big softy or b) she's dead inside:
Q: What about John Boehner, the Ohio Republican who is expected to succeed you as House speaker in January? Did you see him tearing up on election night as he addressed his supporters?
PELOSI: You know what? He is known to cry. He cries sometimes when we’re having a debate on bills. If I cry, it’s about the personal loss of a friend or something like that. But when it comes to politics — no, I don’t cry. I would never think of crying about any loss of an office, because that’s always a possibility, and if you’re professional, then you deal with it professionally.
Q: O.K., but you could admit to having deep emotions about your setback in the House.
PELOSI: I have deep emotions about the American people. If I were to cry for anything, I would cry for them and the policies that they’re about to face.