Nancy Pelosi untethered: The former speaker revels in newfound freedom

March 05, 2023

I don’t even care.”That’s not entirely true, because the longest-serving House Democratic leader of the past 60 years still cares deeply about her caucus’s future. And Pelosi, 82, is as busy as she’s ever been, but just in a much different way than in the last two decades. Then Pelosi met with parliamentarians from the European Union to talk about combating Russia. When Bush introduced her by noting he would always address her as “Speaker Pelosi,” just as people still address him as “Mr. But Pelosi won’t address when she plans to retire and instead enjoys how much freedom she has to mentor young lawmakers.