Pelosi Says Spirit Of Susan B. Anthony Talked To Her About Progress Of Women In Politics
11:45 am, August 9th | by Laura Donovan
Politicians are very seriously people, but that doesn’t mean they deny the existence of the supernatural. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said recently that the spirits of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, and several more historical women once came to her at the White House to celebrate a woman being a big player in politics.
Speaking at a Women’s Political Committee event, she said the women told her, “At last we have a seat at the table,” seemingly referring to Pelosi’s involvement in Democratic House leadership. All of this took place while Pelosi was meeting with George W. Bush, but she wasn’t concentrating on W., as the spirits all toppled onto her seat:
“[Bush was] saying something to the effect of ‘We’re so glad to welcome you here, congratulations and I know you’ll probably have some different things to say about what is going on’ — which is correct. But, as he was saying this, he was fading and this other thing was happening to me. My chair was getting crowded in. I swear this happened, never happened before, it never happened since. My chair was getting crowded in and I couldn’t figure out what it was, it was like this.
And then I realized Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth, you name it, they were all in that chair, they were. More than I named and I could hear them say: ‘At last we have a seat at the table.’ And then they were gone.”
Pelosi has reportedly told this story before, but it’s awesome to hear it again, especially since the hope is that women will continue to populate powerful work environments and create a place for themselves in politics.