“I know the territory,” Pelosi said in a recent interview, between bites of a chocolate gelato waffle cone in a suburban Maryland cafe. “And I’m really good at what I do.”
The territory of chocolate gelato waffle cones? The territory of suburban Maryland cafes?
She’s really good at eating waffles cones in cafes?
I honestly have no idea.
What exactly has Nancy Pelosi accomplished for anyone who isn’t a Pelosi donor? (And I’ll grant you that’s a sizable part of the small percentage of people who can afford to live in San Francisco.) But forget all that. She’s got big, big plans.
Instead, she plans to push ahead with the policy issues she’s advocated for years. Lower health care costs. Bigger paychecks for the middle class. Protections for the environment.
I wonder why she hasn’t managed to get all that done before? But there’s only so much time in the day. Also sexism.
Pelosi isn’t speaker yet, though. And she knows that some in her caucus are eager to shake up leadership. One of the criticisms she’s gotten is that at 78, she’s too old to keep leading the caucus, despite her male counterparts like McConnell, 76, or Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), 67, not facing those same criticisms.
“It is sexist,” she said. “But if there’s misogyny, there’s also a big upside in women. I feel confident about women, and many men, who say ‘My daughter can now do this and that and this because of you.’ I don’t spend too much time thinking about it… What is important to me in all of this is that women just ignore it.”
Oh, that’s what Pelosi is good at. Spouting gibberish. While vaguely making noises about sexism.