LADY IN RED ---
The best politicians know how to seize the moment, how to leave an indelible mark. Karen Bass put her unique stamp on an historic event, when she became not only the newest Speaker of the Assembly, but the first African-American woman to hold the office. She didn't need a spotlight as she strode on to the Assembly floor, eschewing the dark suits favored by her predecessors. 
May 13, 2008.

LADY IN RED --- The best politicians know how to seize the moment, how to leave an indelible mark. Karen Bass put her unique stamp on an historic event, when she became not only the newest Speaker of the Assembly, but the first African-American woman to hold the office. She didn't need a spotlight as she strode on to the Assembly floor, eschewing the dark suits favored by her predecessors. May 13, 2008.