Gibson on Pelosi, 'Ultimate in Multitasking: Taking Care of the Children and the Country'
“Good evening from Capitol Hill. Well, it is a hallmark of this American democracy that power transfers peacefully. People expect it, as a matter of course. And it happened again here on Capitol Hill today as Democrats took control of both the House and the Senate. This time, however, it was different. Still peaceful, to be sure. But this time, for the first time in the 218-year history of the Congress, a woman was voted by her colleagues to be Speaker of the House. Nancy Pelosi, Democrat from California, took the gavel.
“But in a picture perhaps even more symbolic, the new Speaker was on the floor for a time, holding her 6-year-old grandson, all the while giving directions on how events were to proceed. It seemed the ultimate in multitasking: Taking care of the children and the country. Here's our senior political correspondent, Jake Tapper.”