Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hair appointment at a salon shuttered because of San Francisco’s coronavirus lockdown has become big news, mostly because of the way Pelosi has reacted. Yes, she told reporters that she took responsibility … for falling for a setup. She also said the salon owner owed her an apology, and her daughter Christine posted a lengthy statement from a law firm. That’s really blowing things out of proportion for a shampoo and blowout.
Pelosi has received some cover from members of the mainstream media who have claimed there are bigger things to report on, but former Hillary Clinton campaign national press secretary Brian Fallon went in an all-new but predictable direction: He’s claiming Pelosi is suffering from a double-standard for female politicians, who have to look good on TV.
Pelosi is on camera every day as the most powerful woman in the country. Her getting heat for getting her hair done is the latest example of double standards for female electeds. Absurd that we know more about her blowout than Trump's visit to Walter Reedhttps://t.co/8gcO5m1tOi
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) September 3, 2020
Much like Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot justified breaking the COVID-19 lockdown to get a haircut because she’s “the face of the city,” Fallon’s willing to give Pelosi the benefit of the doubt because she’s “on camera every day.” We wish she weren’t, but what are you going to do?
Broke: It's the hair salon's fault
Woke: It's the patriarchy's fault https://t.co/35iTRH9lfN
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) September 3, 2020
The playbook is too obvious. https://t.co/rh80lzWG3J
— Steven Polanco (@sjp2010) September 3, 2020
They just can't stop, can they?
— Mark Keogh (@MarkrKeogh) September 3, 2020
Bespoke: it’s Brian Fallons fault.
— ButGorsuch! (@Ignorem62281500) September 3, 2020
This is more true than one might think: when you know people willl continue shilling for you even after doing really stupid shit, it kinda removes the incentive not to do said stupid shit.
— Mark Keogh (@MarkrKeogh) September 3, 2020
Isn't it odd how my salon in DC manages to follow all the rules? I got a haircut last weekend.
If Pelosi wanted a haircut, why not get one in DC where salons are open?
— Adrienne (@AdrienneRoyer) September 3, 2020
Also, I remember Bill Clinton and John Edwards both getting flak for hairdo related elitism.
— Jim Jamitis ???? (@JimJamitis) September 3, 2020
Getting her hair done *illegally* in a shop which was closed by state order because of COVID. Also, not wearing a mask.
The cherry on top is this same woman scolding others for not wearing a mask.
Yet here you are invoking #DemocratPrivilege on rule breaking.
— Marie Arf – China lies, don't trust their numbers (@schwingcat) September 3, 2020
Well, you see, Brian, it's like this:
Trump's visit to the hospital DIDN'T VIOLATE ANY LAWS LIKE NANCY'S HAIR APPOINTMENT DID!!!!
— Crapplefratz – The Hipster Wookie (@Crapplefratz) September 3, 2020
Re: the Walter Reed thing, he's got a bit of a point. Isn't it just crazy how doctors have a higher degree of confidentiality than hair stylists?
— RedBeardRob (@RedBeardRob1) September 3, 2020
Whataboutism at it’s finest. Not the same issue or even close to it.
— Dean Jensen (@Wikkedegg) September 3, 2020
I wasn't aware that hair appointments are now HIPAA protected.
— Ginny Gin Gin (@gint518) September 3, 2020
PEONS NEED TO RESPECT THE HAIR DRESSER/CLIENT CONFIDENTIALITY AWARDED THE RECENTLY SHAMPOOED.
— D.W.Robinson – Libertarian Shakespeare of TWlTTER (@_DWRobinson) September 3, 2020
Does the virus take a break for someone just because they’re on TV a lot? What about the “science?”
— Stephe96 (@Stephe96) September 3, 2020
The salon owner is a woman.
— I did not and will not vote for him. Calm down. (@jtLOL) September 3, 2020
It's because she's pushing masks, and lockdowns for public health but allowing one to be open if it benefits her.
She's a major hypocrite.
— JD Sharp (@imjdsharp) September 3, 2020
THAT'S your takeaway as the double standard?
— Bent Wookie (@therallyking) September 3, 2020
I don't think Brian knows what 'double standard' means.
— Lee Snowden (@Snowden4000) September 3, 2020
Indeed it is about double standards, but it seems you're confused about the rest.
— Steve from Machete Squad (@ItsHoje) September 3, 2020
You sir, are badly missing the point
— Ryan Wisdom (@rlwisdom44) September 3, 2020
I've been watching TV program panels for MONTHS where both men AND women go on, usually humorously and in self-deprecating style, about their hair style dilemmas.
I've watched the women make fun of the long-haired men
This isn't about sexism, it's about hypocrisy.
— Mike Moss (@_MikeMoss) September 3, 2020
So THAT is the double standard you see here?!? ?????
— JPM248 (@jpm248) September 3, 2020
My wife couldn't see her grandmother die in hospice but please tell me more about how people shouldn't be mad at Marie Antoinette for thinking the rules of the proles don't apply to her.
— Brockstar?☘ (@brockstar91) September 3, 2020
I haven't had a haircut, blowout, manicure or any of these. I dont think my patients care. They just want us to be there and be competent.
Imagine if we expected the same of DC.
— unruly kulak, striped edition (@robo_tabby) September 3, 2020
— Brian Jones (@BJones14Smokin) September 3, 2020
— jeff watts (@highdesertq) September 3, 2020
"shes on tv everyday!!!" pic.twitter.com/yoZ8ji4wWJ
— Dan ?? (@danieltobin) September 3, 2020
There is no requirement for her to be on tv everyday
— JD Crow (@JD_Crow) September 3, 2020
@SirajAHashmi we might have a contender.
— KegHasNoIdea (@KegNowhere) September 3, 2020
Hope she sees this, bro.
— ?MAC the RIPPER & K9 WEREWOLF VALOR ? (@MACandVALOR) September 3, 2020
I am so sorry this is happening to you.
— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) September 3, 2020
Good luck with this messaging, bro
— Ben ?? (@hayesy316) September 3, 2020
This ain't it
— Jeffrey Scott Holland (@catclawtheatre) September 3, 2020
It was an attempt.
Nancy Pelosi digs grave deeper, 'going all-in on the victim angle' with a little help from a lawyer (and her 'garbage daughter' Christine) https://t.co/4yPFuoMZeo
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 3, 2020