That's what Jim Vandehei and John Harris see beneath the surface:

The temptation for many commentators has been to dismiss Pelosi’s ventures into foreign policy as blunderbuss moves by a new speaker unseasoned on the world stage. She was hammered for her visit to Syria earlier this year to talk peace. She was recently forced by her own members to surrender on the “Armenian Genocide” resolution after Turkey, a U.S. ally with a critical supply line to Iraq, re-called its ambassador in protest.

But Democratic foreign policy experts in the think tanks along Massachusetts Avenue will also have to get over it: Pelosi is authentically representing the mainstream of her party when it comes to America’s role in the world.

Pelosi has managed to make Hastert look like a leader, hasn't she?

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