Should he have brought flowers? Nancy says, 'No thanks, Eric.'
I asked the spokesman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) about reports that Cantor would be sitting with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). To my surprise, he replied, "Minority Leader Pelosi declined Eric's offer, which would have resulted in the two party leaders sitting together. Eric will be sitting at the traditional spot on the House floor reserved for the majority leader and will be joined by Rep. Bobby Scott, his friend and colleague from Richmond."
Oh my gosh! The entire House has paired up for the
prom big speech, and Nancy blows off Eric? Was it something he said, or did he not ask on bended knee? Well, let's be forgiving of the former speaker. After all, she has been knocked from her perch and must sit among the ordinary folk. It's quite an adjustment.
You say this is all nonsense? I agree, as is the herd mentality that pressures grown adults into acting like high schoolers.
UPDATE (5:22 p.m.): To clarify, the "nonsense" is Pelosi's stand-offishness and the media infatuation with a meaningless gesture.
| January 25, 2011; 5:00 PM ET
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