Nancy Pelosi is incompetent? Really? Is the sky blue? Do kittens like milk? I could go on and on with the metaphors, but it would get boring without examples. In this case, she is now offending the sports world with her nonsense, but naturally, we are still getting nothing but crickets from the liberal media. In a nutshell, Nancy Pelosi struck out when she attempted to wish baseball legend, Willie Mays, a happy birthday. Apparently, the Speaker of the House from California has been hitting the sauce a bit too much in her San Francisco office because she swung and missed when she attempted to congratulate Mays by posting a photo of the wrong baseball player!
I’ll bet Pelosi is pretty upset with her social media team for making her look bad. They were caught napping when they attempted to wish a happy 90th birthday to all-time great Willie Mays. However, the photo they posted was not of Mays, but of another baseball great, that of Willie McCovey! McCovey was a baseball star in his own right, but he sadly passed away in 2018 at the age of 80.
“Happy 90th Birthday to an all-American icon, Willie Mays,” Pelosi shared on her Twitter feed on Thursday. “He blazed a trail not only in baseball, but he also was a civil rights leader and a champion for youth sports and well-being. Mays will always be a civic legend and a national treasure.”
That’s all well and good, Nancy, but next time you had better double-check that you have the right picture!
Pelosi has represented the city of San Francisco for several decades, so it’s not like she shouldn’t have known better. However, once she whiffed on this by posting a picture of Willie McCovey instead of the Say Hey Kid, several viewers were quick to correct her on her error. Several baseball fans noticed the error and they cried foul regarding it. Pelosi’s social media team was caught in a pickle indeed. They tried to correct the error as soon as possible, instead of posting another picture of Mays with the house speaker. Of course, you have to wonder why they didn’t just go with that picture in the first place, but I digress. Pelosi’s office also issued a statement in order to do some damage control as well:
“There was a staffer who inadvertently picked out the incorrect photo for this tweet,” her statement read. “The photo that we wanted to use was of the Speaker and Willie Mays at Willie McCovey’s wedding in August 2018. However, we mistakenly picked the wrong photo from the right wedding. We regret the error.”
Both Mays and McCovey were baseball Hall of Famers, with Mays being inducted first in 1979 and McCovey joining him in 1986. Mays is now the oldest living Baseball Hall of Famer, and he is arguably one of the greatest baseball players to ever play the game.
Interestingly enough, Pelosi has not received as much condemnation as GOP senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz did when they mistakenly shared a photo of Rep. John Robert Lewis but shared a photo of Elijah Cummings instead. It just speaks to the double standard that we see in politics on a daily basis.
What do you think about how Pelosi’s office can’t even get this right? Your comments would be appreciated!