[guest post by Dana]
UPDATE: This is such a spectacular update, I’m adding it to the top of the post. Nancy Pelosi has weighed in on the kerfuffle surrounding her decision to visit a salon and have her hair done in defiance of COVID protocols. Instead of cleanly taking responsibility for her decision, she…blamed the salon and demanded an apology:
“I take responsibility for trusting the word of the neighborhood salon that I’ve been to…many times…It was a set up, and I take responsibility for falling for a setup.”
“I think that this salon owes me an apology, for setting me up”
She says she’s been “inundated” with people in the hair service industry telling her, “Thank you for calling attention to this, we need to get back to work. … Many of them annoyed at the setup, that was there, for a purpose that has nothing to do with ending the crisis.”
As for the short clip showing her mask around her neck: “I just had my hair washed. I don’t wear a mask when I’m washing my hair. Do you wear a mask when you’re washing your hair? I always wear a mask … And that picture is when I just came out of the bowl.”
Look, I realize that there are far more important stories happening around the world today, but I’m going to take the time to post this because Nancy Pelosi is playing dumb here, and in spite of her stylish blow-out, it’s very unbecoming of her to plead ignorance about COVID protocols. After all, she is a lawmaker who represents California’s 12th District, thus, she above all people should know the current Covid restrictions in her own district:
A trip to a San Francisco salon has turned into a controversy for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi whose office tells KTVU she didn’t think she did anything wrong by getting her hair done indoors on Monday .
Security footage, reported on FOX News, showed Pelosi with wet hair and without a mask inside of eSalon in apparent defiance of COVID-19 rules.
In San Francisco, face coverings are mandatory in most public settings. Salons may only cut hair outdoors under new rules that took effect today.
On Tuesday afternoon, eSalon appeared to be closed. KTVU has not yet reached the salon owner.
But according to FOX News, owner Erica Kious said that Pelosi had an appointment with a stylist who rents space in the Union Street salon.
“It was a slap in the face that she went in, you know, that she feels that she can just go and get her stuff done while no one else can go in, and I can’t work,” Kious reportedly said about Pelosi.
When you consider how frequently Pelosi has hectored the American people to follow COVID protocols, it’s stunning that her office opted to bullshit their way through this kerfuffle by pleading ignorance (on behalf of the boss):
“The Speaker always wears a mask and complies with local COVID requirements. This business offered for the Speaker to come in on Monday and told her they were allowed by the city to have one customer at a time in the business. The Speaker complied with the rules as presented to her by this establishment,” said Drew Hammill, deputy chief of staff for Pelosi.
So now we have two Democratic women in power who have opted to break COVID protocol for vanity’s sake, in spite of pushing Americans to follow these very same measures. Remember Chicago’s Mayor Lightfoot’s attempts to defend herself:
The stylist was wearing a mask and gloves, the mayor said in defense of her haircut during a press conference earlier this week. “I’m the public face of this city. I’m on national media and I’m out in the public eye.”
So, I would remind Pelosi that knowledge is power, but why? After all, rules are for the little people.