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Pelosi: Hillary 'Would Be the Most Qualified Person to Enter the White House in Modern History'

'With all due respect to President Clinton when he went in, President Obama, and President Bush and everybody else.'

7:44 AM, May 3, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Ex-speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said that she's praying Hillary Clinton will decide to run for president next election, because the former first lady is supremely qualified.

"I pray that Hillary Clinton decides to run for president of the United States," the San Francisco congresswoman said at an event in Little Rock, Arkansas.

And she said that Hillary Clinton would be more qualified when she entered the White House than all other presidents. "Let's set aside for a moment the fact that she's a woman. As a person, she would be the most qualified person to enter the White House in modern history," said Pelosi.

"She participated in the history as a first lady -- an active first lady -- saw first hand the challenges and urgency, the weight of the world on the shoulder of the president. As a senator, as a member of the Armed Services Committee, all of her work there representing in her own right the people of her state. And as secretary of state, just with such dignity, and making us all so proud, representing our country, our values, our strength throughout the world, in a way that I don't know that anybody can do because nobody has been first lady and senator and now secretary of state. So putting everything aside that she is a woman, she'd be the best qualified person we've seen -- with all due respect to President Clinton when he went in, President Obama, and President Bush and everybody else."

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