What about boy power, Nancy?

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

Hav­ing spent my boy­hood in San Fran­cisco and San Rafael and camped and back­packed in much of the Sier­ras (be­fore it be­came fash­ion­able), I have to say that I love the area — at least the place it was when I was grow­ing up. To­day, how­ever, things seem to be dif­fer­ent.

As times change, so do lead­ers, although House Mi­nor­ity Leader Nancy Pelosi doesn’t seem to share that view (“Pelosi says she’s stay­ing: ‘I think I’m worth the trou­ble,’” Web, June 22). I still re­tain a very vivid im­age of when Mrs. Pelosi be­came the first fe­male speaker of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives. She was stand­ing on a dais, fist raised and screech­ing “Girl power!” Poised du­ti­fully be­hind her were her five very young grand­sons. To this day I still won­der what her grand­sons were think­ing and feel­ing at that mo­ment. Mrs. Pelosi was not ex­actly a pos­i­tive role model hold­ing out equal op­por­tu­ni­ties for them.

As for whether to­day’s San Fran­cisco will ‘sell’ any­where else in the coun­try, only the 2018 and 2020 elec­tion re­turns will tell for sure.

GOR­DON E. FIN­LEY Pro­fes­sor of psy­chol­ogy emer­i­tus Florida In­ter­na­tional Univer­sity Mi­ami

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