Last Saturday afternoon in Washington, D.C., an aide to Nancy Pelosi visited the Cardinal at the Catholic Cathedral. He told the Cardinal that Nancy Pelosi would be attending Sunday’s Mass and asked if the Cardinal would kindly point out Pelosi to the congregation and say a few words that would include calling her a saint.
The Cardinal replied, “No. I don’t really like the woman, and there are issues of conflict with the Catholic Church over most of Pelosi’s views.”
Pelosi’s aide said, “Look, I’ll write a check here and now for a donation of $100,000 if you’ll just tell the congregation you see Pelosi as a saint.”
The Cardinal thought about it and said, “Well, the Church can use the money, so I’ll work your request into tomorrow’s sermon.”
The next morning, as Pelosi’s aide had said, Nancy came to the Sunday worship and seated herself prominently at the forward left side of the center aisle.
True to his word, at the start of his sermon, the Cardinal told the congregation that Congresswoman Pelosi was present, and said:
“While Ms. Pelosi’s presence is probably an honor to some, the woman is not numbered among my personal favorite personages. Some of her most egregious views are contrary to tenets of the Church, and she tends to flip-flop on many other issues. Nancy Pelosi is a petty, self-absorbed hypocrite, a drunken thumb-sucker, and a nit-wit. Nancy Pelosi is also a serial liar, a cheat, and a thief. She is the worst example of a Catholic I have ever personally witnessed. She married for money and is using her wealth to lie to the American people. She also has a reputation for evading her responsibilities as a representative both in Washington and in San Francisco. Just look at the streets in her district! Feces everywhere. The woman is simply not to be trusted.
But, when compared with Hillary Clinton, Ms. Pelosi is a saint.”
H/t John Molloy