I forget people’s names all the time.
But when you’re the head of the Dem House and you can’t remember your opposite number in the Senate, the guy who effectively sets much of the legislative agenda, that says something. And it’s not good.
But first, here’s Pelosi boasting about her razor sharp effectiveness and denying that she’s a liability.
Q. Republicans have made you a central campaign issue. What do you make of that?
A. They come after me because I’m effective.
So effective that she was forged in the fires of hell.
“I’m really good at what I do. I’m a legislative virtuoso. I really love legislating. It takes knowledge, and experience, institutional memory. I was forged in the Intelligence Committee and especially the Appropriations Committee.”
One fist of iron and another of steel. Just don’t ask this virtuoso what McConnell’s name is.
A. I think some of it is a little bit on the sexist side – although I wouldn’t normally say that. Except it’s like, really? Has anyone asked whatshisname, the one who’s the head of Senate?
[Aide Jorge Aguilar who is sitting beside Pelosi] McConnell.
McConnell. I mean he’s got the lowest numbers of anybody in the world. Have you ever gone up to him and said, “How much longer do you think you’ll stay in this job?” Nobody ever went up to Harry Reid and said that. Nobody ever says that to anybody except a woman. But it’s a thing.
It’s a thing. Something. And Nancy has to go to bed now. If you notice her gaffe, you’re a sexist.