I know quite a few extremely liberal Dems, but not a single one who claims to like Pelosi. They all hate her because she makes them look stupid...a thousand times more so than the Socialist Bush made us look less than brilliant.
You hit it on the mark! That is why I love Nancy Pelosi.
Back the last four years when no one know who she was, she successfully kept the attention on GWB who was as popular as a child molester. This included 2007-08 when she was speaker. Low polls on congress were STILL against republicans when she was Speaker those two years as she was focusing on Bush-Cheney with the MSM.
But now with GWB gone and McCain lost there are few places for the spotlight to shine on the R side. The MSM loves BoB (aka Zero) too much to report on him, but Nancy Pelosi is too tempting of a target even for them to ignore. So keep her on TV, keep the limelight on her and we may just enjoy this ride a bit, while democrats suffer (like we did.) In fact I am thinking we may want to keep her as Speaker in 2011 as a continued target with a tiny ungovernable majority lets say 1 or 2 seats.
Ironically Pelosi who made her (impressive) success using GWB/Cheney, has taken his place being seen as the 'incompetent demon running Washington'.