What two words come to mind when you think of Speaker Nancy Pelosi? If you said "phenomenal" and "beautiful," you will probably be a fan of Martha Stewart's new talk show. That's how Stewart described the speaker, who she told reporters she'd like to have as her first guest.
The comments indicate that Stewart's new show will be yet another addition to daytime TV's liberal talk lineup.
"She's a phenomenal woman - look at what she's done," Stewart said on a conference call, referring to Pelosi. "And she's absolutely beautiful."
Stewart went on to state, "I'm an American. I'm involved as much as anyone in the political fabric of the country." That may be true, but her Pelosi statement suggests she doesn't share the general sentiments of the nation (hardly surprising, given she's worth almost a billion dollars) - only 11 percent of the nation has a favorable view of the Speaker.
And though she aspires to replace retiring talkers Barbara Walters and Larry King as the nation's premiere political and cultural interview, Stewart doesn't exactly emote political proficiency. She referred to President Barack Obama's Tuesday Oval Office address as "his State of the Union Speech."
As for the "beautiful" claim...well, it's in the eye of the beholder I suppose.
Stewart also expressed her desire to interview Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But she did not heap the praise on Clinton that she did on Pelosi. She obviously has a deep affinity with the Speaker.
Which, again, raises the question of how in tune with the political attitudes of the nation she really is. All signs point to her show being yet another politically liberal addition to daytime television.