Saturday, October 29, 2022

"Where's Nancy?"


Eleven days before Election Day, the Fox News spin machine is in high gear, even during discussion of the violent attack upon Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. As Dana Perino and Bill Hemmer cite recent cases of election intimidation, the latter remarks "

point being, depending on how the circumstances of this story work out here, crime hits everybody..... point being, this can happen anywhere and that's why it's such a significant part of this election story here.

By this reasoning, a random act of violence, which can hit anybody, anywhere takes place when

According to a person briefed on the case, who spoke with The Washington Post on the condition of anonymity to describe the details, (alleged assailant David) DePape was searching for Speaker Pelosi when he entered, shouting out, “Where is Nancy?”

Moreover

police were dispatched to the Pelosi home at about 2:30 in the morning, where they found both DePape and Pelosi holding a hammer. DePape allegedly pulled the hammer away from Pelosi and attacked him, before a police officer tackled DePape. Both men were taken to a hospital, Scott said. The motive behind the attack is still under investigation.

DePape is said to have shouted "Where is Nancy? Where is Nancy?" before beating Paul Pelosi in an incident which Hemmer claims "can happen anywhere." It probably was an attack planned and executed by a far-right conspiratorialist bent on killing Speaker Pelosi and inspired by an ex-President who has long been publicly partial to violence enemies and others. Probably.

There are two other, less likely, possibilities, one that a "secretly gay" Paul Pelosi was attacked by a crazy Grindr pickup, a "grinder hookup gone terribly wrong," which combines the qualities of denying it was a MAGA-style assault with an  assertion that Nancy Pelosi's husband is gay, a jibe against the hated Speaker herself.

Less discussed, but at least a realistic (though improbable) possibility:

 

Greene probably was referring to the consummation of Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter.  Yet

 

There is probably nothing, or at least next to nothing, there. But:

 

Maybe Representative Greene would lie, as she has done before, and flawlessly. But it's at least a question worth asking, especially when Trump TV will exploit the assault to reinforce their narrative of apathy of Democrats to urban crime.

 


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