VIDEO: House Minority Leader Pelosi confers w/ 5-year-old grandson on Syria

Posted by: ST on September 4, 2013 at 9:29 am

Honestly, you’d think this was something out of the Onion. Sadly, it’s not. Via NRO’s Andrew Johnson:

Nancy Pelosi told reporters today she consulted her five-year-old grandson over the weekend about whether or not to support intervention in Syria.

The minority leader explained that when she was home this past weekend, her five-year-old consigliere pressed her, “Are you ‘yes’ war with Syria, ‘no’ war with Syria?,” and said he opposed intervention. She took issue with his use of “war” to describe what she considers an “action,” but told him she generally agreed, but favored intervention because “they’ve killed hundreds of children there.”

The youngster then asked her if the children were in the United States. Pelosi explained the victims were children abroad, but praised his “wisdom” in attending to American interests. She explained to reporters, however, that she found her grandson’s reasoning wanting because the use of chemical weapons “affects our interests because, again, it was outside of the circle of civilized behavior.”

Here’s the video. Watch it. Seriously.

Response of the day comes from Twitter user @MuchLuck:

Heh. Welcome to bizarro world, ladies and gents.

For the latest developments on the Syria issue, click here.

Nancy Pelosi and President Obama

What? You thought you could
take these two seriously??
(Photo via AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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5 Responses to “VIDEO: House Minority Leader Pelosi confers w/ 5-year-old grandson on Syria”


  1. Chris in N.Va. says:

    Well, give her credit — at least she sought out someone her intellectual and international-relations equal (or superior?) with whom to confer.

    Good thing she didn’t (yet!) try to drag Jesus down into her ethical pigsty for justification.


  2. John W says:

    There’s no truth to the rumor that this grandson also devised Nancy’s “we have to pass the bill before we can find out what’s in it” strategy, primarily because this grandson would only have been two years old at the time Nancy made those remarks, and even two year olds know better than to say something that stupid.

  3. Sefton says:

    At least she’s consulting with someone who’s alive now. I suppose that’s progress in her book.

    Nancy said that “My chair was getting crowded in and I couldn’t figure out what it was.”

    Then, she said she realized that “Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth… were all in that chair.” Nancy swore, “I could hear them say: ‘At last we have a seat at the table.’ And then they were gone.”

  4. Steve Skubinna says:

    Reminds me of Jimmy Carter admitting that he consulted with Amy on matters of national security.

    Okay, that wasn’t what he meant to say, but it came across that way. And garnered substantial mockery. But remember, Nancy said, before taking up the gavel as Speaker, that it would reside in the hands of America’s children. Apparently the concept of letting the adults be in charge of the country is too bizarre for her to handle. Or perhaps she just doesn’t know any adults. Or she does, but they’re all as stupid as she is.

    So maybe from her perspective she’s got solid grounds for putting the five year olds in charge.

  5. Vapid and undeveloped minds think alike. How would you like to be a heart patient in a hospital staffed by eight-year-olds?