WTF is with this woman standing behind Deval Patrick FANNING HERSELF while Deval discusses a BLIZZARD? It's 25 degrees outside!—
Melissa ⚓ (@MLB724) February 07, 2013
On Thursday, as Massachusetts prepared for “swift, heavy and dangerous” snow, Gov. Deval Patrick held a press briefing to issue warnings and safety advice about winter storm Nemo. But it was someone else who got most of the attention — a woman with a fan.
Standing behind Patrick, fan lady distracted viewers almost to the point of hypnosis.
Twitter users identified “fan lady” as Andrea Cabral, Secretary of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.
Did Deval Patrick just give me a snowday? I'm too distracted by the big woman behind him fanning herself—
Erin Leith (@ErinKLeith) February 07, 2013
who is this woman fanning herself with an actual hand fan behind deval patrick's podium—
gehenna (@naufraga) February 08, 2013
Who is the woman fanning herself like it's August behind Deval Patrick while he tells everyone to stay home because of snow??—
Michele Connors (@MichConnors) February 07, 2013
Watching the news with Gov. Deval Patrick talking… The black lady in the background is just fanning her fan… It's fucking February…—
Jonathan N. (@JonathanLulzSec) February 07, 2013
Gov. Patrick also played second fiddle to an extremely enthusiastic sign language interpreter.
that lady that did the sign language for Deval Patrick was goin HAM—
Marc Budd (@M_Budd44) February 07, 2013
I cannot take this lady standing next to Govenor Deval Patrick doing sign language seriously 😂😂😂—
Jamie (@JamiePals) February 07, 2013
Wow sign-language really can emphasize Gov. Deval Patrick's warning about the snow storm—
Feathersword (@John10e) February 07, 2013
Hat tip: @Delmonico_OK