She's the 69-year-old speaker of the House of Representatives, second
in the line of succession and the most powerful woman in U.S. history.
But when you see Nancy Pelosi, the Republican National Committee wants you to think "Pussy Galore."
At least that's the takeaway from a video released
by the committee this week - a video that puts Pelosi side-by-side with
the aforementioned villainess from the 1964 James Bond film
"It's an attempt to demean your opponent, rather than debate them. If
they're serious that this is an issue of national security, then you'd
think that one would want to debate it on the merits," she says. "It's
almost as if they can't help themselves."
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.
Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.