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Like Marie Antoinette, Woman of the People Nancy Pelosi doesn’t really care what the hoi polloi think of her.
Let them eat…her Gulfstream exhaust.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is one of the most despised political figures in the country.
And, frankly, she doesn’t give a damn.
“No, I don’t care,” Pelosi told POLITICO last Thursday, laughing heartily as she walked beneath the Capitol dome and plunged into a crowd of tourists.
Last week’s Public Strategies Inc./POLITICO poll brought grim news for Pelosi, revealing that only a quarter of Americans trust the San Francisco Democrat — putting her in the basement with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio).
Mention of the “trust” question halted the click-clack of Pelosi’s heels against Rotunda marble, and she turned to face the reporter who posed the question.
“I don’t know about ‘trust’ — I think I’m trusted,” she said.
“I certainly want to be trusted. I’m not particularly concerned if I’m liked.”
But month after month of polling shows that the speaker is neither trusted nor liked by the general public — even as she emerges from one of the most productive legislative periods any speaker has ever enjoyed.
“One of the most productive legislative periods any speaker has ever enjoyed?”
Translation: One of the largest-spending, massive-taxing, deliberative democracy-undermining legislative periods taxpayers have suffered.
I think it’s only a matter of time before San Fran Nan has a public meltdown like her Bay Area sister, Babs Boxer.
Tick, tick, tick…
Commenter Dexter A.:
“L’maison, c’est moi.” says she.
Still haven’t forgotten the great welcome mat Houston Tea Party activists rolled out for Pelosi. Remember?
Update: Drudge notes a Congress Daily report on plans to slap a 10 percent tax on unnecessary cosmetic surgeries.