CNN: Pelosi the ‘Original Badass Woman of Washington’

CNN declared Tuesday that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is the “original badass woman of Washington” months before she faces a potentially messy battle to recapture the speakership.

“In many ways, Nancy Pelosi is the original Badass Woman of Washington,” the network declared in a segment of its Badass Women all around Washington series.

There are the obvious reasons, not the least of which is her place in the history books as the first female House speaker. But it is more than that. It is how she got there — excelling in a man’s world and playing in what was traditionally a boy’s club of politics — as well as, and often better than, her male counterparts.”