When I spotted this AP wire photo in my local paper today, even this gun-loving moderate had to smile. A PR professional couldn’t have orchestrated a better photo opp to illustrate the “inclusion” message that Speaker Pelosi has been preaching for the past month.
Behind Pelosi is Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C), who just happens to be a member of another underrepresented group in this great republic. Note how the old white guy is marginalized and out of focus. Ah, symbolism. (OK, he may be a Democrat. Can’t make out his face for the scowl.)
If you read my post-election-day lament, you know that I’m a long way from optimistic about this change of the guard in Washington. Seen it too many times before. But some fresh voices are especially welcome in these times.
Hey, women have been taking over the PR biz for two decades and doing great work. Why not politics, too? Good luck, Nancy. Just leave my guns alone, OK?