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Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson:

But amid the wreckage of Tuesday’s GOP rampage, there’s one person for whom I feel awful: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She’s losing her job not because she does it poorly but because she does it so well.

Pelosi would never ask for, or even accept, my sympathy – that’s not her style. Her place in history was secure the moment she became the first woman to take possession of the speaker’s gavel. Still, she squeezed every drop out of her four-year tenure.

To string together a couple of sports cliches, she came to play and she left it all on the field. I regret that the nation has never come to know the actual Nancy Pelosi.