Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Great Moments in Pandering

Occasionally I lament the fact that I couldn't keep up with both this blog and my now-dormant political/legal blog. Then I remember that one of the primary reasons I couldn't bring myself to keep Shyster going was that there is nothing more off-putting than a pandering politician and thus nothing less enjoyable to write about. With that I give you Nancy Pelosi's statement on Barry Bonds:

Tonight, Barry Bonds etched his name into baseball's history books and took his rightful place among sport's immortals," Pelosi said. "It was a great night for baseball and a great night for San Francisco -- the crowd went wild. It was particular exciting to see Willie Mays embrace him on the field and see Hank Aaron congratulate him on the Jumbotron. As a season ticket holder, I am particularly glad it happened on the Giants' Italian night.

Was the clamoring for Nancy Pelosi's opinions on the matter so great that she felt the need to issue a statement? Does anyone care that she's a Giants' season ticket holder? How many Italian-American votes is she going to actually gain in the next election by mentioning Italian-American night at AT&T Park?


64cardinals said...

This is exactly why, by law, politicians should not be allowed to speak in public.

Diesel said...

Pelosi looks like she's getting stimulated by a cattle prod in that photo.

"Palomino! PALOMINO!"

(Apologies to anyone who didn't see the SNL skit)