Nancy Pelosi decided to share with reporters the thoughts of her 5-year-old grandson about intervening in Syria. As NRO’s Andrew Johnson tells it:
The minority leader explained that when she was home this past weekend, her five-year-old consigliere pressed her, “Are you ‘yes’ war with Syria, ‘no’ war with Syria?,” and said he opposed intervention. She took issue with his use of “war” to describe what she considers an “action,” but told him she generally agreed, but favored intervention because “they’ve killed hundreds of children there.”
The youngster then asked her if the children were in the United States. Pelosi explained the victims were children abroad, but praised his “wisdom” in attending to American interests.
Perhaps Pelosi would have had more success persuading her precocious grandson if she hadn’t talked to him as if he were five years old. The same can be said, I think, of Pelosi’s efforts to present her various views to Americans at large.