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Rep. Nancy Pelosi talks about Superdome power outage

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Rep. Nancy Pelosi describes the mood in the Superdome during the Super Bowl power outage-Courtesy: House TV Rep. Nancy Pelosi describes the mood in the Superdome during the Super Bowl power outage-Courtesy: House TV

New Orleans, La.- As embarrassing as the partial blackout in the Superdome during the Super Bowl game is for the city on a national stage, one of the most powerful women in Washington, D.C. took the incident in good humor.

Speaking on the floor of the U.S. House Wednesday, democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi took an opportunity for a little ribbing for the rival teams and a little praise for the city of New Orleans.

"I was in the stadium. I wondered who on the Baltimore side decided to pull the plug on the electricity. They were wondering who on the 49ers side did. In any event, there was good spirit. I think if you were there and you saw the delay of game... and you saw the mood of the people there, it was a real tribute to the people of New Orleans who had extended such gracious hospitality in every way.

Pelosi, who was born and raised in Baltimore but has lived in and represented San Francisco for decades congratulated her home town on the win.

"While it was hard to lose to the Ravens, it would have been harder to lose to someone else. If someone had to be the 49ers, I congratulate the Ravens on a game well played," remarked Pelosi.

So far there has been no definitive answer on what caused the partial blackout in the Superdome. SNG and Entergy are bringing in an consultant to investigate what went wrong.

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