Let me make something very clear at the beginning of this article.
I don't wish ill on anyone.
And I'm not making fun of Pelosi.
I'm truly asking…..WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED?
And so are many of you after witnessing one of her more bizarre interviews, and that's from a very high bar.
Take a look at what happens at the end of this clip, and keep in mind this is not edited and not altered in any way.
And before anyone says it was taken out of context, here is the FULL clip.
It is not out of context at all as you can see.
My friends over at the Western Journal had this to add:
“Good morning. Sunday morning,” Pelosi said, smiling in a very specific way that suggested she was ready for her closeup, Mr. DeMille.
I mean, apparently it was a good morning on Sunday morning in Washington, the District of Columbia, with the temperature in the 60s, going up to 70 with partly cloudy skies and a nice breeze going.
It was the perfect brisk early fall day in our nation’s capital to walk around the Tidal Basin with a nice sweater and the Airpods in and a nice autumnal album cued up — say, maybe some Simon and Garfunkel, John Coltrane or Wilco. Go home, make yourself a nice cup of cinnamon chai and watch the sun set over your Georgetown block.
She wasn’t asked that, however. She was asked whether she was taking any arrows out of her quiver.
To preempt any of the email I’m going to get: Firstly, no, she almost certainly wasn’t receiving different audio in her earpiece at the time or thought the interview was over. If she was receiving different audio, it would have to be audio that was infelicitously synchronized with Stephanopoulos’ question.
Second, no, she didn’t misunderstand the question; you don’t become speaker of the House by answering a question on live TV that you don’t understand — at least not if you still possess some vague facsimile of the acumen that got you there.
And finally, no, this wasn’t out of context. Here’s the full interview; I’ve cued it up to the moment where she starts in on the “arrows in our quiver” response, roughly a minute and a half before she has what a Mac user might refer to as a “kernel panic“.
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