Remember what a crybaby the unhappy Barney Frank was in victory, unable to graciously acknowledge his opponent’s spirited, but, alas, unsuccessful campaign? Well, as crass as the mean-spirited man from Massachusetts was in victory, his similarly septuagenarian party leader, outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is graceless in defeat.
Incoming Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said incoming Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is “known to cry.”
“You know what? He is known to cry. He cries sometimes when we’re having a debate on bills. If I cry, it’s about the personal loss of a friend or something like that. But when it comes to politics — no, I don’t cry. I would never think of crying about any loss of an office, because that’s always a possibility, and if you’re professional, then you deal with it professionally,” Pelosi (D-Calif.) told the New York Times magazine.
She noted: “I have deep emotions about the American people. If I were to cry for anything, I would cry for them and the policies that they’re about to face.”
How rich is this comment. Couldn’t she just acknowledge the humanity of the man and many of us cry at emotionally challenging — or uplifting — moments? Why does she have to use the occasion to try to lecture her partisan adversary on her superior temperament. Well, if she she really believes what she says, she doesn’t lead by example. Later in the post, JWF asks, “As to her claim she never cries over politics, how does she explain this performance?” Yep, he’s got video of Pelosi crying over politics.
And her nastiness is on full display in her comment on the tears she claims she would shed.
Yup, he’s got the San Francisco Democrat demonstrating, by her own standard, some very unprofessional behavior.