House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., often refers to herself as a "master legislator," except that she doesn't legislate. She engages in political theatrics, political posturing, political division and victimhood.
That fact was made clear when White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany opened Thursday afternoon's press briefing by playing a continuous loop of the speaker entering a San Francisco hair salon Monday that was supposed to have been closed, without a face covering she should have been wearing.
"Two briefings ago, I asked, where is Nancy Pelosi?" McEnany began. "Today, I can announce that we have found Nancy Pelosi. As you can see we found Nancy Pelosi going into her hair salon."
Pelosi took some responsibility shortly after the clip depicting her entering the business surfaced. But she didn't take responsibility for breaking the local ordinances; she assumed responsibility for being duped.
"I take responsibility for trusting the word of the neighborhood salon that I've been to ... many times," she said. "It was a set up, and I take responsibility for falling for a setup."
Then she brazenly added the kicker: "I think that this salon owes me an apology, for setting me up."
McEnany believed the exact opposite, of course: Pelosi owed the American people and the salon owner an apology. When the speaker was out being pampered in a San Francisco salon, she should have been on Capitol Hill working on behalf of small business owners — like the salon owner she's now throwing under the bus.
"Nancy Pelosi is holding up $1.3 trillion in relief for the American people while getting special access to the very kind of small businesses that this money would support," McEnany continued.
"Businesses like this hair salon. Before she skipped town to violate her state's health guidelines, Pelosi proposed a bill. It was called the HEROES Act which contained no additional paycheck protection funding. This is funding that would help the very small business she has bizarrely accused of plotting against her."
The speaker's response to getting caught red-handed reminded Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume of an earlier incident, involving a different Democratic politician.
"Re: Pelosi claiming she was set up by the hair salon owner. Shades of D.C. ‘Mayor for Life' Marion Barry in 1990 when caught by the FBI with a hooker and crack cocaine in a hotel room: ‘The b**** set me up,'" Hume recalled.
Even far-left CNN anchor Don Lemon believed Pelosi's behavior was irresponsible.
"This far into the pandemic this House Speaker should know what is safe and what isn't," Lemon said. "We should all know. It's our responsibility."
The CNN host continued, "Instead of claiming a setup, it would have been just as easy for the speaker to say, 'You know what, I messed up. I should have worn a mask indoors.'"
As it turned out not only has Pelosi continuously claimed that face-coverings were important to stop the spread of disease, she wanted to take that belief further.
Despite the fact that she had to have been fully aware that Congress would never approve a nationwide mask mandate and would almost certainly be declared unconstitutional, on June 28 she claimed that such a law was "long overdue" and that everyone should be forced to "wear the mask."
But that's who the left is, claiming to be one of the people while demanding special privileges for themselves.
Like that time Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called a flight attendant a "b****" for asking him to follow instructions and turn off his cell phone.
Or that time then-President Bill Clinton held up traffic at Los Angeles International Airport so that he could get an onboard haircut from Beverly Hills hairstylist, Chistophe.
Placing politics above the national interest is also their hallmark.
Like that time HBO "Real Time" host Bill Mahr begged for a national recession to prevent Donald Trump's re-election.
Or just this week, when disgraced former Congresswoman and California Democrat Katie Hill announced that she was against any COVID-19 vaccine that might get Trump re-elected.
That's who they are.
One final thought: Assuming we can take Pelosi at her word that this brouhaha was all a setup, should someone who can be duped by a hair stylist be trusted with national secrets and classified information?
Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He is also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. Read Michael Dorstewitz's Reports — More Here.
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