Remember, not so long ago, when Kanye and Kid Rock visited the White House and the press was badgering President Trump for courting celebrities? Well, beyond ignoring luminary-snuggler President “Slow Jams” Obama, our media titans will surely remain mostly mute when news of today’s opening of the 116th Congress is reported.
With a new Democrat-controlled House session commencing there were some notable names in attendance.
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 3, 2019
This was not mere coincidence. The newly minted Speaker of the House (wait, we cannot use that term, for numerous reasons) Nancy Pelosi invited some celebrities to attend, it seems.
Nancy Pelosi brings special guests Tony Bennett, Mickey Hart to first day of 116th Congress https://t.co/xvtNWbr3cp
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 3, 2019
If you need some help with why these are famous names you can do a web searrch…or ask your Grand mother about them. Bennett had a hit song decades ago about Pelosi’s hometown, and Hart is the percussionist of this dinosaur band called The Grateful Dead.
If it strikes you as out of touch that the Hawaii-vacationing Speaker would be cozying up with celebrities, it is for solid reasoning. There are other reasons as well.
Ahh, those in touch with the middle class…
— questionbrindleboxer (@chloebrindlebox) January 3, 2019
Courting the youth vote! https://t.co/OYIN8wIPln
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) January 3, 2019
Keeping it youthful I see… 😂🤣
— Christina (@Christina_maryl) January 3, 2019
Thank goodness the democrats aren’t a bunch of old, white men.
That would be horrible.
— Doe Eyes AKA Ms. Velvet (@velvetsugar76) January 3, 2019
and what’s that word … on the tip of my tounge…. yes! Got it. Relatable. She’s so relatable.
— Lisa Connolly (@Lisa98354) January 3, 2019
At least Nancy took off her flowered lei before today’s opening. Also, adding to the youthful vibrancy of her guest list, was another member of Generation Silver.
Don't forget Grandpa Gunn! pic.twitter.com/ETN4UQvtBC
— Carla Snöflinga (@CarlaFromEarth) January 3, 2019
That’s correct, Tim Gunn was also invited by The Speaker. It makes one feel so – represented!
I guess Keith Richards was busy.
— Got Trump? 😘🇺🇸 (@TaraLawlor2) January 3, 2019
Well, he’s no longer drinking remember, and that is somewhat required when attending a Congressionaal session.
Who knew the Speaker was so hip
— Mark Bohannon (@MarkBoTech) January 3, 2019
Hes really just the mallet guy added later and his dad ran off with the money.
Kreutzmann is the drummer for the Grateful Dead.
— spaceCRAFT (@arkSHOP_) January 3, 2019
Someone absconding with unearned cash? Suddenly this seems rather ideal for Pelosi after all.