Saturday, April 20, 2002

Backstage with Bush Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi

"I was indoctrinated in the Democratic Party," Pelosi says. "I was raised in San Francisco in the 1970s. My mother was chair of the California Democratic party when I was growing up and our house was the Northern California Democratic party headquarters."

Even so, Pelosi admits, when she was on the road with Bush, "I wanted him to win, in this sick way. I didn't vote for him, but secretly I wanted him to win because it would've been good for my career. If he was elected president I would be a member of the White House press corps. That was the unspoken among all the reporters: 'If he wins, it's good for us.' "