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Nancy Pelosi Head-Scratchers

She probably means well. Maybe. It’s hard to tell sometimes with politicians. And let’s face it, the Speaker-of-the-House, Nancy Pelosi doesn’t exactly have a way with words. Maybe it’s age; maybe it’s a lifetime spent in San Francisco. Whatever the reason, over the years she’s offered up some real puzzlers. It’s like a game: see if you can work out just what she’s trying to tell us.

 

“It pays to have a nuclear bomb in your pocket.”


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Last June, in the wake of President Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pelosi offered up these words of wisdom. Her point seemed to be that a leader who has nuclear weapons is a tougher negotiator. One problem: doesn’t Trump have nukes in his pocket as well? So I’m not sure Un’s “pocket” nuke is such a deterrent. More importantly, though, doesn’t it just sound more like Speaker Pelosi is making a lame dick joke?

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