As we draw near to the fall elections, politicians are scrambling to make sure they seem like regular Joes who just so happen to have been elected. The ties disappear, the colloquialisms get more colloquial and they start talking about things like football and baseball.
Enter Nancy Pelosi.
At the end of her weekly press conference, she was asked about the San Francisco Giants, who have made baseball's playoffs this year. Her response? She ended up talking about her very powerful father (the former mayor of Baltimore) and her neighbor who "owns the [Washington] Nationals."
"You know, my father brought the Orioles to Baltimore when he was mayor of Baltimore, so I’m happy to see them do so well,” she said. “My next door neighbor owns the Nationals, so there’s a lot of good teams that could win the Pennant and then win the World Series, so stay tuned.”
That certainly doesn't help the "regular Joe" argument.