Pelosi: No Regrets ... and New Twitter Handle

Outgoing speaker now @NancyPelosi
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2011 1:40 AM CST
Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. takes part in a news conference on Capitol Hill yesterday.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(Newser) – Nancy Pelosi's reign as the first female House speaker ends at noon today, but at least she's now got a shorter Twitter handle. "I’m now @NancyPelosi, 2 characters shorter than @SpeakerPelosi," she wrote to followers last night. ReTweeters "rejoice!" she added. Incoming speaker John Boehner, meanwhile, is expected to change his handle from GOPLeader to SpeakerBoehner, the New York Times notes.

Pelosi said yesterday she has "no regrets" about her time as the most powerful woman in the history of American politics, Reuters reports. "I don’t really look back. I look forward,” said Pelosi, who as speaker was second in the presidential line of succession. "When our Republican colleagues have positive solutions again, they will have a willing partner in solving problems for the American people." (Read more Nancy Pelosi stories.)

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