It’s as if Nancy Pelosi has read
, or, you know, been on a playground before: They only neg you because they
you. Over the years, the speaker of the House has been the target of a number of fairly vicious Republican attacks, including
being called a "mentally retarded woman"
(a Coulter-issued slight, obvs). But Pelosi takes comfort in insults, as she told an audience during a
magazine’s "Most Powerful Women Summit,"
her job "requires donning suit of armor" and that if "no one’s talking about you, you have to wonder what you were doing. I view that as a highest compliment, that they want to take us down."
. Now someone incorporate this wisdom in a book about surviving adolescence.
In light of her well-adjusted attitude towards insults, I’m guessing Pelosi enjoyed the Family Guy premiere on Sunday? Rush Limbaugh guest-starred and called Pelosi a crackhead. Brian later storms into her D.C. office right as she’s pulling out her pipe. Clip time .
Photograph of Nancy Pelosi by Jemal Countess for Getty Images.