Now this is no imaginary interpretation of a brief unexplained “feeling.” We've all had those. Nancy with the Wild Eyes went into great detail describing her communion with the spirits. She first felt the presence of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul at the White House. She says that “my chair was getting crowded in and I couldn't figure out what it was, it was like this (demonstrates).” Most people would attribute that to a girdle failure, but not Nancy.
Not satisfied with the early roll call, Pelosi added Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul and Sojourner Truth to the ever-filling chair on which she sat. Though the videotape only recently emerged, the revelations occurred at a meeting of the Women's Political Committee this past May. The communion occurred during Pelosi's first visit to the White House during the Bush administration when she had just become the House Speaker.
Her descriptions of the event (including the above-mentioned herky-jerky hand waving) continued. “I swear this happened, never happened before, it never happened since. Then I realized they were all in that chair, they were—more than I named.” The vision included Bush appearing (also as a spirit, but not in the chair—it was getting too crowded) “saying something to the effect of we're so glad to welcome you here, congratulations and I know you'll probably have some different things to say about what is going on—which is correct.” At that point, apparently Bush took a powder and slowly faded away.
She then heard the spirits saying “at last we have a seat at the table.” And according to Pelosi, “then they were gone.” She has apparently told this tale before, but this time it was videotaped. I knew that botox could be a deadly pathogen, but this is the first time I've heard of it being a major hallucinogenic. There's more to the treatment than just a permanent fixed smile and permanently-surprised eyebrows.
Now I want all of you to put on your imagination hats. Imagine that a story like this were being told by Ann Romney, Condoleeza Rice, or any other prominent Republican woman. The mainstream would be full of stories about how they need straight-jackets. Bill Maher would be doing b-word and c-word jokes about the crazed women of the right. Jon Stewart would be smirking until his face hurt. MSNBC might even bring back Keith Olbermann for the big event. Chris Matthews would be feeling a thrill going up his leg exceeded only by the one he felt when he discovered that Obama was the messiah.
But the mainstream media will continue to celebrate Nancy Pelosi's vision while burying her visions. Remember how they eviscerated Nancy Reagan (the good Nancy) for merely consulting an astrologer. Instead of a place in the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi should be a distinguished professor at the Laughing Academy with her own expensively-decorated rubber room.