SAN FRANCISCO, CA – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi managed to get a couple of baseball legends, both named Willie, mixed up when sharing a photo to celebrate the 90th birthday of baseball legend Willie Mays.
Nancy Pelosi Screws Up Attempt to Honor Willie Mays with Photo of Wrong Baseball Player https://t.co/L5yPznsNmx
— Conservative (@LeftistBasher) May 9, 2021
While sharing a tweet celebrating Mays’ 90th birthday, she accompanied that tweet with a photo of her and baseball Hall of Famer Willie McCovey.
House Speaker Pelosi wrote the following caption while sharing an image of her standing next to Willie McCovey:
“Happy 90th birthday to an all American icon, Willie Mays. A trailblazing, record-breaking baseball player, civil rights leader, and champion for youth sports and well-being, Willie Mays is a civic legend and national treasure.”
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) May 8, 2021
After sharing such warm sentiments in celebration of Mays’ 90th birthday, Nancy Pelosi shared an image of a completely different person that just so happens to be a baseball legend with the same first name.
For the sake of perspective, McCovey passed away back in October of 2018 when he was 80-years-old.
Folks obviously noticed that the image Nancy Pelosi shared online was not that of Willie Mays, and promptly pointed that out.
Pelosi has since corrected the tweet, or rather, a staffer has done so.
Happy 90th Birthday to an all-American icon, Willie Mays. A trailblazing, record-breaking baseball player, civil rights leader, and champion for youth sports and well-being, Willie Mays is a civic legend and national treasure. #SayHey90https://t.co/KLinpgJ0yL pic.twitter.com/hlpnU4nYpH
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) May 7, 2021
The House Speaker’s representatives alleged that the photo of Willie McCovey being posted online was an accident that came from a staffer picking the wrong photo:
“A staffer inadvertently selected the wrong photo for the tweet. The photo we wanted to use was of the speaker and Willie Mays at Willie McCovey’s August 2018 wedding. The quickly deleted photo was the wrong photo from the right wedding. We apologize for the error.”
Author and political commentator Dinesh D’Souza was among those to make some critical jabs of Pelosi’s faux pas, saying the following:
“So…Nancy Pelosi has just issued her tribute to Willie Mays. ‘Oh, he’s such an icon, happy 90th birthday, he’s a civil rights hero, he’s a legend, he inspires all of us.‘ And she goes on and on and on.”
“Well, turns out, it’s not Willie Mays. Wow, he’s such a legend that you don’t even know what the guy looks like. You got the wrong guy.”
“Now some people are going to say ‘Nancy, lay off the vodka,’ but I don’t think that’s it. I don’t even think it’s right to just say this notion ‘Oh, Democrats think all blacks look alike.‘”
“The real question is, why do Democrats think all blacks look alike? And the answer is, that for Democrats, blacks are only important to the degree that they deliver votes to the Democratic party.”
“This is why Democrats are so harsh on blacks that are conservative: they hate them.”
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Back in April, we at Law Enforcement Today shared an editorial that poked fun at Pelosi fancying herself as a “street fighter”.
Here’s that previous editorial.
The following article contains editorial content written by a current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today
WASHINGTON, DC – When doing an interview with USA Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed that if the Capitol rioters had encountered her personally on January 6th, those rioters would be in store for “a battle,” while referring to herself as a “street fighter”.
Pelosi says she would have put up a fight against Capitol mob: 'I'm a street fighter pic.twitter.com/LTTeER160p
— Christine (@Tristanlittle18) April 14, 2021
In an interview published by USA Today on April 13th, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speculated on what she would’ve done had she come face-to-face with the Capitol rioters on January 6th:
“Well, I’m pretty tough. I’m a street fighter…They would have had a battle on their hands.”
Pelosi jokingly went on from there, lifting up her foot to showcase her stiletto heels and proclaiming she could’ve used them for a weapon had things gone awry:
“I would have had these.”
For the record, Nancy Pelosi is 81-years-old.
To be clear, what happened on January 6th is not something to condone. Nor is it at all appropriate to wish harm to befall elected officials, even if an elected official passes or touts policies that someone doesn’t agree with.
With that being acknowledged, it is pretty funny that an 81-year-old woman casually flaunted the idea that she was going to square up and engage in fisticuffs with anybody.
While she was realistically cracking a joke, I don’t think anybody actually believes that Nancy Pelosi could get down and start boxing people.
Hell, it was a struggle for her to stand up after engaging in that performative kneeling back in June of 2020.
— Steve Cox (@RealSteveCox) April 14, 2021
Chances are the only fights Pelosi has ever been in, in recent years, are probably verbal arguments with store clerks for not carrying her preferred brand of vodka.
Let’s face it, Nancy Pelosi’s political career started at a time where VHS and Betamax were still competing as to which would be the then-preferred home entertainment format – her most intense brawls today consist of her deciding between Brach’s cinnamon candies and Werther’s hard candies.
For heaven’s sake, she probably has a Life Alert button somewhere on her person. Considering her age, there is a possibility that she has Buffalo Nickels in the cracks of her couch.
Pelosi is 81-years-old, she doesn’t need to be Speaker of the House – she needs to be somewhere in Florida at a retirement home watching daytime television game shows.
The area codes system used for telephone calls was implemented seven years after Pelosi was born.
Likely the only reason that more Republicans and Conservatives don’t dunk on Pelosi more often for her practically carbon-dated presence within the House is the fact that President Joe Biden is like an adult version of Ralph Wiggum from the Simpsons.
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