Reminder: This is Nancy Pelosi as an adult hanging out with JFK decades before most of you were born.
It's sad to see such a young, bright leader be forced into retirement so early.
More on her decision to step down:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the face of House Democrats for two decades and the first woman to serve in the post, announced on Thursday that she would leave leadership in January following narrow election losses that cost Democrats their majority, but will remain in Congress.
Ms. Pelosi, the Californian who twice led Democrats to power in the House and has been a central figure in the major legislative accomplishments of the Obama and Biden administrations, announced her plans in a midday floor speech on the House floor, a day after Republicans clinched control of the chamber.
"For me the hour's come for a new generation to lead the Democratic caucus that I so deeply respect," she said. "And I am grateful that so many are ready and willing to shoulder this awesome responsibility."
After being appointed House Minority Leader in 2002, here she was in 2007 as she was appointed the first female Speaker of the House:
She's still in Congress, but we figured it would be fun to remember some of her best moments in recent years as Speaker.
You know, so that we can appreciate her dazzling wit and oration that the late-night hosts are always chattering on about.