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Nancy Pelosi's birthday wish

By Ben Pershing
What do you buy for the Speaker who has everything?

Unless you are Facebook friends with Nancy Pelosi, you were probably unaware that Friday is her birthday. And even if you knew that the California Democrat was about to turn 70, you probably didn't know what present to get her. Until now.

At the end of Pelosi's weekly press conference Thursday, a reporter shouted out, "Happy Birthday!"

"You know what I want for my birthday?" Pelosi responded. "I think it's going to be a stove for our kitchen ... and that's good. But I want a pool table. I always wanted a pool table."

Pelosi explained that she's "trying to get better" at the game and with "all these grandchildren," a pool table would be good to have around the house.

Just in case no one fulfills the Speaker's wish, she could probably swing treating herself to a birthday gift. As of last year, Roll Call ranked her as the 23rd richest member of Congress, with a net worth of $12.5 million -- primarily due to her husband's real estate investments.

That could buy a lot of pool tables.

By Ben Pershing  |  March 25, 2010; 12:01 PM ET
Categories:  Capitol Briefing  
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Nancy Pelosi's birthday wish!
To Whom It May Concern-
If Mrs. Nancy Pelosi is interested in a Custom Pool Table for her birthday I can make that happen! I own the JM Billiard Company and build the worlds only Custom ROUND Pool Tables available in 6,7, and 8 foot diameters. For more information and pictures you can visit If interested please contact

Posted by: moemeyers83 | March 27, 2010 3:43 AM | Report abuse

My birthday wish.
May she live long enough to develop compassion for working low income women.
If she crafted this bill she has none.

Posted by: miriamac2001 | March 27, 2010 12:19 AM | Report abuse

Nancy and I are both Aries.. I thought there was something familiar about her.

Posted by: newbeeboy | March 25, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

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