Watched the news this morning and saw something precious.
I did not, of course, watch the SotU speech last night any more than you did, in fact didn’t give it a thought – but it was all over the internet this morning for something related to what I had, candidly, been wondering about.
I mean, how awkward is this? I’d be more welcome to address the local chapter of Moms Demand Action while actually wearing my .44 than Trump was to stand up and praise himself in front of the house of reps, right? And I gather he took the opportunity to crank the Pandering portion of the pageant to twelve, with military families reunited, the deaf made to hear, the blind made to see, and the halt made whole. All on pre-arranged camera to the sound of thunderous repub applause and thunderous dem stony-faced silence. None of that is news, I suppose; they crank the bullshit up every year like they’re competing with the Superbowl halftime show.
But what did catch my eye was Pelosi’s bit of answering political theater…
Yeah – she went there. She actually tore up the speech, right on camera. About two pages at a time, either to stretch out the moment lest anybody miss it or just because she’s like 90 and has no remaining hand strength.
And I couldn’t help wondering, because ol’ Hermit Joel never had any people skills to lose and so really doesn’t rate an opinion: Was this brilliant or stupid? I mean, she’s speaking to her side, which has been whipped into what the dems sincerely hope is frothing Trump hatred since before the inauguration, so maybe it was smart?
But everybody saw it, or will by the time the news is done with it, and it was so amazingly petty…