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Pelosi #4 Most Beautiful Person On Capitol Hill

Surely this is some cruel jest aimed at “lookism” from The Hill:

50 Most Beautiful People on Capitol Hill – Top 10

July 24, 2007

We welcome you to the fourth anniversary issue of the 50 Most Beautiful People on Capitol Hill.

With more beautiful people nominees than ever before, making choices was a wrenching and angst-filled process. Thanks to all that participated and we are happy to introduce The Hill’s Top 10 beautiful people on Capitol Hill…

4. It girl strikes a pose 

Name: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.)
Age: 67
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
Political Party: Democrat
Dating Status: Married to Paul Pelosi

It is rather uncomfortable calling the 67-year-old House Speaker HouseNancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), mother of five and grandmother of six, “hot.”

So we let others decide.

There is a Facebook.com group called “I can’t say why, but I kinda think Nancy Pelosi is cute.” There’s another group there, too, but its name is too crass to print.

Moreover, Pelosi has become a fashion icon in colorful Armani skirt-suits.

Robin Givhan, the Washington Post fashion critic, earlier this year wrote, “She looks polished and tasteful … dignified and serious [and] she also happens to look quite good.” A copy of a Chinese Sea Pearl ring that Pelosi has been wearing sells on eBay. Opening bid: 88 cents.

No question that wealth, posh homes and a loving family have helped smooth the rough edges of life.

Nevertheless, it is puzzling just how the first female Speaker of the House stays so fit. She is always working and traveling, rarely exercises and reportedly noshes on Ghirardelli mint chocolates.

Maybe Pelosi was right when she told The New York Times, “Ice cream for breakfast is a good thing.”

– By Jonathan E. Kaplan

Sure we know the old adage about politics being show business for ugly people.

But really. The “It Girl”?

She’s no Clara Bow. (Though one supposes Nancy may have known her.)

Still, if Pulitzer Prize winner Robin Given says so, it must be true.

However I’ve always been told beauty is what beauty does.

(Thanks to Zilla for the heads up. — I think.)

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, July 28th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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