While Karl dismissed Boehner as a "weeper," Sawyer, on January 19, 2007 , rhapsodized over Pelosi as a sweeper, glowingly recounting how the first female Speaker picked up garbage : "We're walking along with the camera, [Pelosi] looks at the carpet. It has lint on it, little scraps of paper. She can't stand it. She gets down and cleans the carpet so we could walk."
Sawyer described this fairly mundane act as something "no Speaker of the House has ever done in the entire history of the United States of America."