Skip to comments.Nancy Pelosi’s Hair Appointment Hypocrisy Exemplifies Her Poor Political Instincts
Posted on 09/03/2020 7:35:00 AM PDT by Kaslin
Did the salon owner make Pelosi make an appointment? Did she make her take her mask off? Of course not.
There is no politician in Washington so insulated from criticism as Nancy Pelosi. Still surrounded by all the good wishes of sycophantic journalists in awe of her previous tenure as Speaker, in DC Pelosi gets away with saying a wide variety of crazy things, committing herself to extreme positions, and engaging in pointless and occasionally self-damaging battles. Any outside perspective would see her as flailing and ineffectual. But in Washington, she is the Grand Dame of Capitol Hill who can do no wrong.
In the past year, Pelosi let the most aggressive wing of her conference take over, and embarked on the least politically beneficial impeachment ever. She insisted on a larded up coronavirus aid measure, then responded to suggestions she asked for too much by accusing others of using GOP talking points. She promised that Trumps acceptance speech at the White House wont happen, and then lo and behold, it happened. She weighed into the Massachusetts Senate Primary against AOCs endorsement, and her favored Kennedy candidate lost by more than 10 points. A Speaker who exists solely to tear up State of the Union speeches isnt one driving the agenda any more.
If you want to see what even the most mild questioning of Pelosi looks like, check out her interviews a month ago with CNNs Brianna Keilar and PBSs Judy Woodruff. Pelosi treats any doubting of her approach to strategy as rank partisanship, and she has plenty of backup from the press corp. Politicos Playbook morning newsletter might as well add Pelosi as a co-author – every move she makes is savvy, every little comment or joke she makes in negotiations is held up as a delicious bon mot. Todays edition buries her current scandal, the talk of Capitol Hill and something even arbiter of lefty journo conventional wisdom Chris Cillizza calls a campaign gift to Trump, almost a thousand words down.
The scandal in question is kind of perfect for anti-lockdown Republicans. Pelosi has approached the lockdown with an insistence on staying glammed up – her masks are Hermes scarves, her upkeep is well-attended, and her hair is regularly blown out. It was one of these blowouts – not even a cut and color – that got her in trouble. The footage of a maskless Pelosi inside a salon, getting the pampered treatment no normal California citizen can get without risk of getting fined, is the most hypocritical image yet in a long litany of them from Democratic officials. But what makes even less sense is Pelosis response to this, perhaps an indication of how much she exists in a permanent bubble where the press does not criticize her.
Rather than just say sorry, I screwed up, wont happen again and moving on, Pelosi instead leaned into the whole thing, with a legal threat ensuring this story continues beyond a days news cycle. She called the salon escapade a setup, and demanded an apology from the salon owner. And her daughter took to Twitter to criticize the fake news right wing smear merchants at the San Francisco Chronicle.
Just read Pelosis comments: I take responsibility for trusting the word of a neighborhood salon that I’ve been to over the years many times, and that when they said that we’re able to accommodate people one person at a time and that we could set up that time, I trusted that… As it turns out, it was a set up. So I take responsibility for falling for the set up,” Pelosi said at a press conference in San Francisco. “This salon owes me an apology,” she added.
But the request for a blowout was made by her and her office – it wasnt an invitation extended by the salon. The salon owner reportedly griped when Pelosis hairstylist called at the hypocrisy of the situation before assenting to let it happen – then only shared the footage from the long installed security camera after Pelosi removed her mask. Did the salon owner make Pelosi do that? Of course not.
The true extent of her hubris in knowing sycophants in the media will dutifully repeat her line is in this bit: I have been inundated by people who are in the hair service industry saying ‘thank you for calling attention to this. We need to get back to work,'” Pelosi said. “Many of them annoyed at the setup that was there for a purpose that has nothing to do with ending the [COVID-19] crisis.
Ah yes, Nancy, thats the ticket. You werent living high while others suffered, you were just selflessly working to bring attention to the horrible problems impacting the hair service industry, exposing the truth about how much theyve been treated horribly thanks to what you call the Trump Virus. Stunning, and brave.
I’m pretty sure her upbringing in a Mafia family is more powerful than any “political instincts”. When you’re raised with that mindset, politics is small potatoes, and ignorable. (Maybe her masked, imprisoned CA voters will see it differently next time she’s on the ballot.)
I don’t doubt it one bit.
It’s why she couldn’t win a race for Dog Catcher outside of her own San Fran backyard.
People get all worked up over hypocrisy. I say, embrace it, like Nancy does here.
What it exemplifies is that she is completely immune from anything politically, and she knows it.
As some one else said,
“If Pelosi fell for the set-up by a mere salon owner, she’s the dumbest politician ever.
If Pelosi is the one who set up the set-up, she’s the dumbest politician ever.”
Pelosi should just swallow bile and let the story die away. But she won’t.
People will constantly bring it up, and they should.
You are exactly right. It is not poor Political instincts, she has complete protection which is provided by MSM and she knows it. Meanwhile the Salon owner is getting death threats and is being forced to move.
It is good, when, you can tell other people what to do.
President Trump needs to capitalize on this every time they want to talk about COVID (because they certainly don't want to talk about urban violence).
Going to that hair salon was a huge blunder that Democrats are just now starting to feel.
The Trump campaign needs to do an ad combining this with video of Queen Nancy and her ice cream freezers.
Pelosi has done what nobody else has thought possible: expose the political lunacy of the Democrats' handling of COVID-19. This could change the election just like Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" remark.
And I quote....."They see people unwilling to wear a mask' to keep us all safe, They see an 'entitlement' that says only certain people belong here, that 'greed is good', and 'winning is everything' because as long as you come out on top, 'it doesn't matter what happens to everyone else'....."Sadly, THIS is the America that is on display for the next generation, That's not just disappointing; it's downright 'infuriating'."
COVID is the biggest issue the Democrats have to use against President Trump and yesterday Nancy Pelosi told the country that she doesn’t really take it that seriously.
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Boom! That’s the key issue. Pelosi is putting on an act. She doesn’t really take COVID 19 seriously. And this incident let the whole world know that.
Like RUSH asks, What does she know as a 80 year old, that we don't
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