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OH HEY, Wednesday at the DNC! We are heading downtown soon to another political panel, this time with congresscritters like Sean Patrick Maloney (who has been trying trying TRYING to get a simple nondiscrimination amendment added into federal law), but before we do that, would you just look at that picture of Nancy Pelosi up there? That is how close she was to yr Wonkette’s face, at a “post-gavel” party for People For The American Way, which happened last night!

Here she is with her family at the party, which was at a bar. Nancy Pelosi is just like us, she takes her grandkids to bars:

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For real, though, she said she brought her grandkids because she wanted them to know how important the work of People For The American Way is, and we agree! We like them very much!

Want to see a pic of Nancy with yr Wonkette? WELL YOU CAN’T, because it was such a madhouse and we didn’t feel like mobbing the woman. Also, we are going to a reception Thursday where Nancy is getting an award, and we have a feeling we’ll be able to shake hands and gossip there. But our friend Arielle got a picture!

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Other people were at this party also too! Julian Castro was there, and we only argued with ourselves for eight minutes over whether it was actually he, or his brother, or whether we were just hallucinating. Anyway, we missed him.

But we did NOT miss Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA), the guy who gave House Republicans an “F” for writing very bad. He was SO SWEET, you guys:

takanoWe look a bit wrecked in these pictures, because it was hot and we had been traipsing around Philly all day without the requisite eleven baths a day you need to not look wrecked under those circumstances. What we mean to say is that Rep. Takano and Nancy probably are taking like eleven baths a day right now, in Nancy’s big Secret Service SUV, which we saw.

Oh, we also ran into OUR congressman, Steve Cohen of Memphis, who is one of the single bestest congress-people around. Remember that big sit-in for gun rights? He was front and center. We like Steve very much, for real.

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After the PFAW party, we went to this gay karaoke thing to meet our friend of 20 years, Darcy Walker Krause, who is Arielle’s sister-in-law. Darcy’s husband Jonathan was also there! Darcy is an attorney who serves as the executive director for the Center For Grieving Children in Philadelphia, a nonprofit that, quoting directly from its website, “helps children grieving a death to heal and grow through their grief while strengthening families, communities and professionals’ understanding of how best to respond to their needs.” Darcy lost her mom at a very young age, so when she decided to leave private practice, it was natural for her to move into this sort of role. SO, if you are looking for a new Good Cause to support, that is a good one!

We are certain we took a number of probably very cute selfies with Darcy ‘n’ company last night, but our dog ate them or they’re on somebody else’s phone.

Anyway. Stay tuned for our next update, which will come a little later today!

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  • chimichanga

    Hi Evan: You were on the floor. How big a deal was the Me-bagger exit? I’m not sure these guys know how hard it was getting Bill and Barbara Boxer elected in 1992.

    • coozledad

      It would have been bigger if they hadn’t gone the fuck back in.

      • chimichanga

        Perhaps there were more TV cameras inside. The MSM coverage has been abysmal. CSPaN only.

    • crisptickle

      I heard they walked out when everyone was leaving the hall for lunch or something, so no one noticed it.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Looks like you’re having too much fun at work. I’m jealous.

  • BadKitty904

  • bubbuhh

    Nancy Pelosi, another tough grandma who scares the dicks off of Republicans.

  • JVisconti

    If confused with which Castro bro you are hitting on, I suggest going with just ‘J’.

    • Nounverb911

      Fidel?

      • Oblios_Cap

        Raul is younger, isn’t he?

        • JVisconti

          So young he can’t grow a decent beard.

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      Hey JC, JC, you’re all right with me

      • Jeff in the desert

        JC is all right with me oh yeah
        JC is all right with me….
        JC is just alright…..

  • Oblios_Cap

    I did like Takano’s critique of the GOP letter. Thanks for linking to it.

  • coozledad

    Y’all are doing good to be walking upright in this heat. The few times I tried to move around yesterday felt like I was trying to swim in jello.

    The only plus is I think my wattles were melting away.

  • Thaumaturgist

    I know Evan is the “seniors’ editor” at Wonkette, but I didn’t think he was old enough to have grandchildren he could take to bars, just like Nancy Pelosi.

    • weejee

      What is really horrifying is having your eldest grandbabby heading off this fall to work on her masters. I’m not at all old enough for that!

      • willi0000000

        it’s OK to age . . . just don’t get old.

        • PubOption

          You’re only young once, but you can be immature forever.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            The rule is: If you can get to 50 without growing up, you don’t have to.

  • Msgr_Moment

    Here she is with her family at the party, which was at a bar. Nancy Pelosi is just like us, she takes her grandkids to bars:

    Shit, somebody’s gotta drive.

  • Nounverb911
    • tehbaddr

      WEASEL LIBELZ!!!!!!!11111!!!11!!!!!11!!!

  • Vecchiojohn

    Oh, la de fuckin da, swanning around with all the big shot politicians!

    must be sweet

    • Sardonicuss

      ….a regular “Grand Piano”!

  • lucidamente

    . . . tiny and exquisite, but her fingers are still longer than Donald Trump’s.”

    • borninatrailer

      Yeah but The Onion Knight’s fingers are longer than Trump’s.

  • timpundit

    Boy , she is little.

    • Blank Ron

      I prefer to think of her as ‘concentrated.’

  • memzilla

    You know, I could get used to this whole “meeting a succession of politicians who aren’t flaming assholes” thing. Good jerb, Evan!

  • Dr.Zoidberg
    • Redgyal

      You’re not supposed to believe anything you read on that site.

  • cheetojeebus

    OT Florida man calls on foreign power to hack opponent’s email account.
    http://us.cnn.com/2016/07/27/politics/donald-trump-vladimir-putin-hack-hillary-clinton/index.html?adkey=bn

    • Dr.Zoidberg

      Weird minds think alike!

  • Spurning Beer

    Don’t know about you, Evan, but I’ve had it up to here with people telling me I “don’t bathe frequently enough” and “don’t wipe properly.”

  • lucidamente
    • weejee

      Unpeach tRump! High crimes and no civil demeanor.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Good. They should be.

    • TheGrandWaz00

      Clinton’s ad people are going to run out of thank you cards before Labor Day at the rate Trump is going.

      • Bub the Leftwing Zombie

        They’ll be spending more on thank you notes alone than Drumpf has in his entire campaign fund.

        • kindness

          They just need Dunkin Donuts on speed dial. :”Hello Dunkin? Yea this is TeamHillary again. Will you please send another dozen over to Trumps people? They earned it, again!”

          As an ex-NYer I could never figure out why they like Dunkin Donuts so much.

          • PubOption

            I have heard claims that their coffee is great, so I tried some: it was foul.

    • AngryKatie

      I feel like he just gave Obama, Biden and Kaine a big ole gift, wrapped in nice paper and tied with a bow, for tonight’s speeches.

    • ColumbusLib

      So many unbelievable things Trump said, reported in this article. Perhaps the stupidest thing of all: “During his news conference, Mr. Trump was asked about critical comments President Obama made about him in an interview with NBC’s “Today Show” on Wednesday morning.

      “I think President Obama has been the most ignorant president in our history,” Mr. Trump said. “His views of the world, as he says, don’t jive, and the world is a mess.”

      Really? The most ignorant president in our history? I can’t even…

      • PubOption

        Would that ‘jive’ be calling the local dogs?

  • calliecallie

    Hurst, Pelosi, Takano, Cohen, Walker Krause…you can tell just by the guest list that the Democrats are the Party of Diversity. Love that!

  • Vecchiojohn

    I’ll never forget the day my grandmother took me to the bar for the first time. She held my little hand and led me through the swinging doors . . .

    • Sardonicuss

      ……Miss Kitty. That first “whiskey”..memories.

    • My dad took us to a bar for the first time when I was 4. Of course, it was Halloween, and it turned out to be a jackpot with treats and the drunks were pretty good about giving us money instead of candy. My mom was not pleased when she heard about it.

  • Joshua Norton

    Are you ever going to get inside the hall to report on who’s using the all-gender bathrooms like the wingnut media types are?

    Inquiring minds want to know!

    • VforV, I’m with Her!

      Hey, nothing weird about hanging around in bathrooms taking pictures, nothing at all!

      • Blank Ron

        Pat McCrory, is that you?

  • Panika MCD

    the best method for determining which Castro brother you are seeing is to talk to them. if the Castro in question deserves bunny ears, it is Joaquin. if not, it is Julian.

  • Gentle Robot

    Pelosi? My hero? The one who caved to funding the Iraq War and refused to impeach Bush?

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      yeah, because the optics of refusing to pay for troops already in harm’s way wouldn’t completely sink the entire party or anything, no sir

      • Astraea

        The Republicans can get away with it, but not the Dems.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          IOKIYAR

      • Gentle Robot

        funny how the optics never seem to matter when the Republicans begin the standoff
        she’s a coward, constantly appeasing the Republicans’ most bizarre wishes. Spent months watering down the already-watered-down health care bill and killing the public option so they could all refuse to vote for it then campaign expressly on its passage. She was a horrible Speaker. Reid is an even worse leader.

        • bupkus23

          Wow – it’s aamazing how one person can have such a diametrically opposed viewpoint on Madame Pelosi…

          One would almost think one of us has been drinking funny Koolaid…

          • Gentle Robot

            She and Reid sunk Obama’s mandate with pathetic attempts at bipartisanship with the most uncooperative congressional minority to date.

          • bupkus23

            ELECTRIC Koolaid – and a very short memory. Go back and read some history of the development of what eventually came to be the ACA – and recognize that whatever goals you think they should have pursued, they were able to do more in the two years of 2009 and 2010 than anyone has ever accomplished. You’re just another one of tihose short-sighted “perfectionists” who are mad that your unrealiztic dreams weren’t suddenly awarded to you.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            the “where’s my pony?” crowd

        • chicken thief

          I’ll go along that Reid caved and caved to GOP demands and let them filibuster everything, but name a modern era Speaker that passed more significant legislation than Pelosi did.

          • Gentle Robot

            I concede. I can’t stand her but she’s the least shitty Speaker in the modern era.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          Holy shit that’s dumb. She managed to shepherd the ACA through hostile waters and a full court press from the GOP and you call her a coward? And Nancy Pelosi most certain HAS NOT appeased ‘Republicans’ most bizarre wishes’, that’s complete BS. You fucking purist nitwits are as delusional as the teatards

          • Gentle Robot

            The ACA is weaksauce garbage. “Hostile waters,” my ass. She had a majority in the house, a supermajority in the senate and a democratic president. She could’ve lowered the goddamn Medicare age to Zero.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            WRONG, the Senate supermajority existed for about six weeks- the others are right , you need a serious history lesson. The idea that she didn’t get the most progressive bill she could with all the bluedogs and the stonewall opposition from the GOP is utter nonsense

          • Let me guess: You also think Bill should have let Newt and his gang pass an anti-marriage AMENDMENT rather than pass DOMA, right?

            Do you not get that Congress is top-loaded with Republican assholes who will never get voted out because half the country is racist shitweasels? Exactly where were we supposed to get the votes for single-payer?

          • Gentle Robot

            House majority. Senate Supermajority. President.
            And your excuse is “where do we get the votes?”
            Even the blue dogs who voted against it lost their seats in 2010 anyway.

          • The Senate never had a functioning supermajority:

            1. Ted Kennedy fell ill during the 2008 election season and died the following August. His seat was filled by a Deval Patrick appointee who served for all of four months before Scott Brown won the special election to permanently fill the seat.
            2. Al Franken’s seat was in limbo for several months post-election due to recounts. He wasn’t seated until June 2009.

            What that means is that we had a supermajority for only four months in Obama’s first term, and most of that time was during the body’s holiday rececess. There never would have been enough time to pass anything without facing a fillibuster.

          • Gentle Robot

            Ted Kennedy should have given up his goddamn seat when he was diagnosed with motherfucking TERMINAL BRAIN CANCER

          • Sure. But his replacement still wouldn’t have had enough time actually in the seat for legislation to get through both houses. You do know that bills take a very long time to become law, right?

    • jqheywood

      Ahh, the sweet, sweet smell of a purity troll…

      • Gentle Robot

        Tell it to the millions of Americans who still can’t afford health care.

  • AngryKatie

    It blows my mind that she’s 76.
    That’s one badass grandma.

  • Gleem-McShinez

    I read somewhere that Wonket was famous.
    Nancy was probably fretting about if she should come up to you, and should she do a Sarah Benincasa-style “hello you perverted fucker” kind of greeting.

    • AngryKatie

      Her district is San Francisco, she’s totally comfortable with perverted fuckers.

      • Rick Hill

        She calls them her base

    • Rick Hill

      It’s been said that Lucy Lawless is running around here, undercover and stuff

      • TJ Barke

        I think that it’s Ms.mlg1979.

        • Rick Hill

          I would have guessed antiderpomeme, what with her and the demons of the night

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          lol

          • TJ Barke

            What? Do you know something I don’t?

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            No, I just found it funny

  • weejee

    So with this convention’s mostly lurv fest and tRump begging Putin to hack Hillz, I’m guessing that next week’s 538 odds of a Clinton winning the election to be over 80%.

    • Sardonicuss

      Let’s add another “T” word to this election: Treason

      • SDGeoff

        I am with you.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      you’d think, but this country is infested with morons

      • TJ Barke

        Shrub round 2.

        • The difference is that I’m not sure anyone really predicted Dubya would be as horrible a puppet for the Cheney/Rumsfeld gang as he turned out. At worse I thought he’d be a re-run of his dad. Trumpy is, to his credit, not trying to hide the fact that he’s the worst person ever.

      • Once&futureFred

        No kidding, 538 yesterday was bad, but sadly not shocking.

      • artem1s

        27% rule

  • dslindc

    I suppose Nancy Pelosi makes up for the further lack of hot police officers.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      From what I understand of the temperatures in Philly this week, “hot” police officers are everywhere. Just not so photogenic.

  • Joshua Norton

    My gramma took me into the Club Car in Boston’s South Station once and slammed back a few smart Manhattans after I worked her last nerve that time she took me to see Santa at the old Jordan Marsh dept. store. That was back in the day when they had actual local train service.

    • MamaBrown

      I adore you without reservation because you said “in town” for “going to Boston”, which it seems only olds from Boston say these days. I could also murder a Manhattan right about now so there’s that.

      • SDGeoff

        I was known to drain many a Manhattan at the Hampshire House at Beacon and Brimmer Streets, upstairs from the “Cheers” place. That was a great place for lunch on Saturday afternoons.

        • MamaBrown

          wow you must be an old too! I’m too poor to drink Manhattans in fancy bars in town these days. sad!

          • SDGeoff

            It’s something I treat myself to once or twice a month. Now I’m in a trendified neighborhood in San Diego with a lovely place nearby where I can have some quiet time alone, or chatting with great people.

          • MamaBrown

            hahaha,I hear that! At least one Sunday a month I have brunch with my son, which means we go to a nifty watering hole in Salem, MA, where we live, pound delicious craft cocktails, and eat enough so we don’t slur our words. I’ve raised him well!

          • SDGeoff

            You have indeed! I’m glad to hear you’re having a good time.

  • Rick Hill

    You know, you guys are out there talking to all these impotent people. Makes me wonder if this joint is going to start gettin respectable or something.

    • TJ Barke

      God I hope not, they’ll have to throw me out…

    • borninatrailer

      Are we going to have to cut back on dick jokes?!?

      • Blank Ron

        I say we double down. For freedom!

        • MrCanoehead

          We shall call them “richard jokes” in keeping with our newfound dignity.

        • Rick Hill

          Ok. donald trump and donald trump Jr

      • What is Wonket without dick jokes? Is that even possible?

  • kindness

    Not to thread jack but I was really offended yesterday when Bernie or Busters were crapping on Pelosi saying she sucked and how she hasn’t done anything for progressives. I know being zen is better but God Damn I would have gone to violent retribution had I been there to hear them say it.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    “Oh, when she’s angry, she is keen and shrewd!
    She was a vixen when she went to school.
    And though she be but little, she is fierce.”

    • SisterArtemis

      I love this quote. I was unfamiliar with it until about 2 weeks ago when a customer asked me to tattoo it on her forearm. Interesting to think about future job interviews; could be a plus, could be a minus, might be a good screening process for finding the right boss though.

  • Callyson

    Wish I were there with you. Have fun, Evan!

  • SnarkTank

    OK, now I’m really obsessing over the sunglasses thing. Yesterday, it was one pair on top of Evan’s head, even though it was cloudy and rainy. Today, there are TWO pair on top of Evan’s head. Is this a tag-team situation? Is there an especially bright streetlight you need protection from? WHAT’S THE DEAL????

    • Joshua Norton

      I’m starting to believe that they’re surgically attached.

    • Mezzaluna

      Maybe he collects them like Mardi Gras beads?

      • Courser

        The’re kind of like a fashion statement. I live in Colorado though, so I don’t know dick about fashion.

    • shaar dula

      where else would you wear your shades when you are meeting really bright hifi stars?

    • Courser

      I do that… Go into the store, push sunglasses on head, put reading glasses on. Later, push those on top of head too. It happens.

  • Mezzaluna

    I like Pelosi’s youngest grandson in that family photo. “Grandmother said to comport myself like a gentleman and a proud American. And so I shall.”

  • whitroth

    Nope. I don’t care for Pelosi. Now, if I wanted someone in Congress to have a pic with, I want my Congresswoman from when I lived in Chicago, Jan Schakowsky (who is also short).

    • Alan

      Nancy’s way better looking though.

  • goonemeritus

    Is your head really petite or is Mark Takano’s head really that big?

  • I keep thinking I should volunteer for Darcy Burner’s campaign, but I’d probably spend my whole time just gazing at her with chibi-heart eyes.

  • Citizen Sissy

    Mad props to Nancy. Of course she should take grandchildren to bars! That’s how kids learn to behave in larger adult society.

    As children, my sister and I clocked serious quality time drinking Shirley Temples in my grandmother’s corner Happy Tappy, while she enjoyed her restorative Boilermakers. We wouldn’t have DREAMED of acting up; the Death Glare would have reduced us to piles of smoldering ash.

    • I grew up in Reno. Most of the halfway decent restaurants were inside casinos and had bars. I was drinking Shirleys and virgin daiquiris at 6 (all while coughing through a cloud of cigarette smoke.)

    • jqheywood

      One of the things I most looked forward to on becoming a parent was the development of Death Glare. My mom or dad could nuke you from orbit with one icy glare over the top corner of their glasses. Imagine my chagrin when both of my kids just laugh when I attempt Death Glare. Sigh.

    • Alan

      I misbehaved once in public. Fancy restaurant with linen tablecloths. Prying my father’s fork out of my forearm taught me manners for life.

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