Splitting Hairs With Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Before I decided to tackle this topic, I had a moment’s hesitation. Is the fact that Nancy Pelosi decided to get her hair done really an issue of national importance?
And of course, I concluded that it is.
Pelosi had every right to get her hair done last week, even though she was violating the regulations she herself championed to restrict the spread of the coronavirus.
As the first and only female Speaker of the House of Representatives (so far,) Pelosi is one of the most visible women in the world, and she has to look her best while adoring and hostile eyes turn their gaze upon her.
I don’t even have much of a problem with the fact that she didn’t wear a mask during the entire Wash-Trim-Blow Dry. While I kept my mask on my face during every stage of my most recent salon visit, I would have preferred to take it off. A breathing human with bad hair is often preferable to a perfectly-coiffed-corpse.
But Nancy pushed for the regulations that we all wear masks, everywhere, including while we shower. She’s a big fan of wearing masks that virtue signal her virtue, and supports California Gov. Gavin Newsome’s draconian decision to shut down or severely restrict salon services during the pandemic.
So a little thing like hypocrisy, as in “Rules for Thee but Not for Me” wrankles.
But it’s more than just mere hypocrisy on Nancy’s part.
When Mayor Jim Kenney traveled down to a Maryland restaurant to have some crabcakes and some respite while indoor dining remained banned in Philadelphia, I was annoyed at the garden variety hypocrisy. And he did apologize, albeit belatedly. But it was an apology.
Far from seeking forgiveness, or even acknowledging that she had done anything wrong, the Speaker of the House offered this gem: “I take responsibility for trusting the word of the neighborhood salon that I’ve been to… many times. It was as set up, and I take responsibility for falling for a set up.”