I guess you could say that former Speaker of the House and present Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was moved by the spirits. Told to move over, that is. To hear Nancy tell the story, her first visit to the White House as House Leader was more than just a meeting with a bunch of important men. There were spirits there. Spirits of the women’s movement of the past. Nancy has told this story more than once. Here in her own words is that most memorable meeting.
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At an appearance in San Francisco last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) repeated her story that the spirits of women’s rights activists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul and Sojourner Truth squeezed into her chair—and then spoke to her–the first time she went to a meeting at the White House after being elected House Minority Leader.
“I sit down and as he [President George W. Bush] is being so gracious and welcoming, I feel really squeezed in in my chair,” Pelosi told the audience at an August 22 event sponsored by the Public Policy Institute of California.
“I mean I’m, like I’m squeezed in in my chair,” she said. “And I am thinking: What is this? And I realized Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth. All of them. They were all in the chair, right there, with me. They were right there. I’ve never had that experience before or since. They were right there on the chair. And I could hear…….
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