Quote of the Day: It wasn’t even alphabetical. I mean, Saudi Arabia!

Quote of the Day: It wasn’t even alphabetical. I mean, Saudi Arabia!

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has given indications previously that she’s not merely hyper-partisan but coming apart at the seams. Examples of both shortcomings abound. Her partisan silliness was on full display last week when she blamed GOP candidate Greg Gianforte’s body slamming a reporter on Donald Trump’s example (which opinion she perhaps gleaned from the Thursday edition of “Morning Joe”).

Examples of her mental lapses are in even greater evidence. In a brief speech in April to Refugees International, the 77-year-old veteran congresswoman garbled words and mispronounced the names of countries.

But on Thursday, both weaknesses were on vivid display in a single press briefing in which she criticized the order in which President Trump visited nations on his trip abroad. In the video that follows, she carps:

I thought it was unusual for the President of the United States to go to Saudi Arabia first. Saudi Arabia!

It wasn’t even alphabetical. I mean, Saudi Arabia!

Our friends and neighbors. What was the decision-making process to go to Saudi Arabia first? That is a question that I have.

I don’t doubt that this question is on her mind — or what is left of it. A question that might be asked by an impartial observer is why?

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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