House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the Health Care Bill

NANCY PELOSI: Well, my brother called me, my brother Tommy, he was Mayor of Baltimore, too. Thomas D'Alessandro. And he -- he was just so thrilled at what Mommy and Daddy would think about this. Of course, I believe that they do know. That they do know. But it's not only them, it's all of the people -- all the people who -- supported my colleagues here. All the people who pinned their hopes on the instinct for public service that so many of us had here. That we would be able to find a way to work together, to find comm -- our own common ground to move this forward. Realizing it wouldn't be easy. And realizing that -- as that -- that we had to get the job done. I -- I saw one article that said it took some luck. And -- certainly luck is useful, but I believe you make your own luck through hard work and through prayer. And you have to be ready -- when luck comes your way.

Nancy Pelosi on the Health Care Bill

DIANE SAWYER: Did your dad have -- a phrase a (unintelligible) that meant the most to you when he'd say it to you? Or your mom?

NANCY PELOSI: Well -- the only thing that comes to my mind right now is, "Make sure you have the votes." (LAUGH)

DIANE SAWYER: Not so sentimental. But nonetheless. (LAUGH)

NANCY PELOSI: (unintelligible) we're very pragmatic. When it comes right down to it. You may have a great vision, you may have the best idea, but you have got to -- you must have the votes.

DIANE SAWYER: Make sure you have them. Speaker Pelosi, thank you.

NANCY PELOSI: Thank you, my pleasure. Thank you.

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