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Speaker Pelosi Has ‘French Laundry’ Moment at Large Napa Valley Fundraiser

Viral video shows crowd of mask-less ‘sophisticated’ people at Pelosi fundraiser

By Katy Grimes, August 23, 2021 8:33 am

First it was  Salongate when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was caught on security cameras visiting a San Francisco hair salon for a wash and blow-out last year, despite Gov. Gavin Newsom’s business lockdown orders, and local ordinances specifically ordering hair and nail salons closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom still has not lived down being caught mask-less attending a birthday dinner in November at the famed Michelin-starred restaurant, The French Laundry in Yountville, while he locked the state down, ordered businesses and schools closed, social distancing and masks were mandated, California Globe reported.

More recently, former President Barack Obama threw himself a huge 60th birthday bash at his Martha’s Vineyard estate, entertaining 300-400 guests, despite haranguing Americans to mask-up, get the vaccine and stay away from large events. The Daily Mail reported 74 people on Martha’s Vineyard tested positive for COVID-19 following the former President’s bash, which some have nicknamed “the Obama variant.”

Now, a viral video was shared thousands of times over the weekend of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a large Napa Valley Democrat fundraiser. Only the servers and waiters were wearing masks.

The New York Post reported:

“A clip of the close-quartered California fundraiser was posted on Facebook by Democratic Party donor and winemaker Kathryn Walt Hall — and promptly blasted out on Twitter.”

“The footage appeared to show dozens of unmasked people seated elbow to elbow at long luncheon tables as Pelosi (D-Calif.) gave a speech and masked waiters ambled between the listeners.”

Guests wined and dined while Pelosi spoke. They sat mask-less at long tables close to each other as masked waiters served them.

“Speaker Pelosi wants to lock you down again while she wines and dines with her political donors. It’s utter hypocrisy,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Tweeted.

The replies to Vogel’s tweet and video may have been worth the $100 to $29,000 contribution to the event:

“This is perfectly put. This whole COVID Era has been elites telling us commoners what to do as they do the opposite. Dropping off my recall vote for Newsom tomorrow.”

“They’re all sophisticated, so it’s OK.”

“In case people weren’t already aware that these politicians are in this game for themselves and that’s it. Love the irony of her talking about young people.”

Many addressed the event of “rich white elites:”

“I see the only diversity is amongst the wait staff.”

“Not a lot of diversity in that crowd who aren’t part of the staff. Not very woke of her.”

“All the servants fully masked,” tweeted journalist Glenn Greenwald. “The almost-entirely old, white, rich crowd of DCCC donors free to go mask-less as they’re served.”

Summing up the “super-spreader” event perfectly was Jesse Kelly:

“None of the people telling you to worry about coronavirus are actually worried about coronavirus.”

Hypocritical politicians behaving badly is nothing new. But this latest “Let them eat cake” moment by Nancy Pelosi is not helping the Democrats’ cause.

These Tweets exemplify this:

“But they will continue to harass, shame & restrict you for not following “the rules”. We have reached a new low here my friends.”

“If this were the other way around we would know who all of those people are within about 10 minutes. They would be attacked and doxed.”

“The beauty shop, the wine tasting, but I guess like the beauty shop, the winery tricked her.”

“I see scenes like this and wonder if mask wearing will become a marker of servant/lower class status.”

“You couldn’t get a better visual representation of the class division in this country.”

It is evident that this crowd isn’t that concerned with COVID, but are interested in returning to life before lockdowns, masks and social distancing.

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18 thoughts on “Speaker Pelosi Has ‘French Laundry’ Moment at Large Napa Valley Fundraiser

  1. Ahhh, yes. The gathering of “secret bosses”:

    “California once had a famous `super-lobbyist’ who not only represented clients but realized that, by playing a major role in getting legislators elected, he could greatly influence the legislature for his clients. This book, “The Secret Boss of California”, is the autobiography of one such lobbyist, Arthur Samish.

    Samish was considered to have been more powerful than political party bosses, as he directed where large flows of funds from large corporate contributors were distributed to legislators he favored (which were, of course, the legislators who favored his clients.) In his own words, Samish was “the Governor of the legislature. To hell with the Governor of California.” Governors came and went, but Samish had substantial influence over the legislature for decades.

    Samish helped elect enough state legislators in order to control the election of the Speaker. The Speaker then appointed the committees, and Samish attempted to see that committees that affected his clients were composed of legislators who agreed with the positions of Samish’s clients. Samish owned a ventriloquist’s dummy, as that represented how Samish h saw himself, as the holder of the strings to a legislature that moved as he wished.

    Samish’s candidate recruitment interviews may be questionable. He told of first meeting one legislator, Jack Tenney, by asking him what his prior occupation had been. “I played piano in a whorehouse in Mexicali”, the candidate replied, to which Samish responded “Jack, you’ll make a good legislator.” Samish helped elect Tenney by sending out letters stating that the National Democratic Committee supported Tenney. As Samish explained, “it didn’t matter that there was no such thing as the National Democratic Committee…What mattered was getting Jack Tenney elected.”

    California adopted a number of measures such as cross-filing that weakened the power of political parties. With weak political organizations, Samish as a powerful lobbyist stepped in to fill a political void in recruiting and financing candidates. Samish was a skilled lobbyist who learned what motivated different legislators to follow his lead. As Samish explained. “I can tell if a man wants a baked potato, a girl, or money.”

    Legislative pay then was low, causing some legislators to fall to bribery on votes to supplement their income. Samish was a manipulator, but he made it clear he never used bribery, stating that bribery was “for amateurs”. He didn’t need to persuade legislators as he had already chosen candidates who supported his goals and had helped elect them. Thus, the legislators entered office already on his side. Legislators were lobbied by Samish through his helping getting jobs for their relatives, plus Samish saw to it that lawyers and insurers Samish represented gave breaks to favorable legislators when using their services. If the legislator decided to vote against Samish’s clients, Samish simply did what he could to see the legislator was defeated for re-election. When a Lt. Governor wouldn’t make Senate appointments as Samish saw fit, Samish had the Senate take away the Lt. Governor’s appointment powers.

    Once a legislator was speaking on the floor against a bill Samish wanted. Samish slipped the representative a note. The legislator read it and then stated “now that I have told you the bad things about the bill” and then continued speaking in favor of the bill Samish wanted.

    Samish was an operator. He helped his client bus lines get tax breaks through a voter initiative by staging a “Drive the Hog from the Road” campaign that called for a favorable vote for his client, even though the issue had nothing to do with reducing large trucks from roads. Another time he led a “Let’s Clean Them Out – Vote Yes on Number Two” campaign that had nothing to do with cleaning anyone out. Samish once saved a client, San Francisco Bank, $20 million by having a bill introduced that reprinted the entire banking law with a one-word change that no one found that helped this bank save that money.

    It is interesting to note that Samish worked on a contingency basis. If he didn’t get a client’s legislation passed, he didn’t charge the client. I only mention this to make current lobbyists sweat when they read this.

    Samish, for his Philip Morris client, kept a cigarette tax from being created. For his movie industry client, he kept dog racing out of California so races would be one less competitor for entertainment dollars. For his beer industry client, he saw to it the beer tax was never raised.

    Samish’s manipulations finally caught up with him. He was first banned from the State Senate, but he claims that did not bother him because he still was a major force in the State House. Eventually he was charged with tax evasion, a charge he denied, but he pled guilty and was sent to jail.

    Eventually one’s bad deeds come back and haunt, and Samish discovered that. Hopefully, there will never be another time when such a manipulator could ever operate.”

    Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2005 by LEON C CZIKOWSKY on Amazon.com

  2. Thanks Katy.
    I will be looking on the evening news and in the Bee for this story.
    Wish me luck.
    Vote YES.

  3. Thank you for reporting on this hypocrisy – the mainstream media will not carry this story, but it’s a telling of the disdain that these Democrat power-brokers have for the rest of us and the rank hypocrisy associated with their plandemic….

    1. Pelosi had the placebo and she knows it.
      Breaking news: What is a D-Dimer test and why should everybody who was injected take it now? Why should everybody flood the office of Dr.Aragon after watching this 7 minute, 25 second statement and tell Aragon to immediately halt the jabs? Also share as more ammunition to anybody being pressured to get the jabs.


  4. A picture tells a thousand words…
    Fancy Nancy wines and dines the woketards while their masked servants scramble to refill their coveted water glasses. The imagery is astounding!

    In the captured video Nancy was speaking as to how to get the young democrat more involved, so they too someday can fill the rich pockets of the elite politicians.
    Think about it young ones, you too can pay $30,000 for a seat at the table. All for the good of the people of course! We will invite you by text,no need for paper(save the trees) invites! Ooh the future is looking bright for the young, woke liberals.

    They are all cut from the same cloth.
    Make no mistake, power and control is their driver.

    Kamala Harris jetting off to Singapore whilst the greatest humanitarian crisis is underway. Cackle away Kamala, “all is good in Kabul, we are behind enemy lines, trapped.”

    Biden, well, ya know….

    Then we have Newsolini fighting for his governorship fraught with fraud.

    Keep Newsom as Governor and you may be calling him Mr. President in the near future. I can only imagine the day when Newsom stands before you in D.C. to convince you as to why we had to go fight in North Korea or return to Afghanistan.

    Vote Yes on the Recall, your independence relies on it!


  5. Help me out here. I’m having a hard time finding any people of color dining at this fundraiser.

  6. This is not a mistake. Her party was a giant FU to the world and it is a message that she is untouchable and you are nothing but slaves in her imaginary kingdom.

    Is this part of her secret plan to keep Hair Gel in office? Inquiring minds want to know.

  7. When are the people of California going to wake up and oust this hypocrite and all the others like her? How long are they going to say, “Thank you, may I have another?”

  8. As we can see she does not care about what is going on in Afganastan or she would be in Wash DC.
    30,000 dollar a plate at this event. All these elites only care about themselves. If they have so much money they should be made to take 4 illegal ailens into their homes and support them. Infact every one that voted for old Jo should have to do that instead of the rest of us supporting them.
    I think its time to dismatel the democratic party after all the mess that has gone on in the past 8 months.
    The virus was all planned to control us. It started with Obama and Bill Gates visiting the wohan lab in 2015 .
    Its all communisium. Wake up people.
    And if Joe starts a war I think that Antifa,BLM members and all these illegal aliens that have come into the Country should be placed on the front lines!!!

  9. She new it would go viral. It was not an accident. There were too many people there, and the person videoing was standing up.
    It was a demonstration of her arrogance and power, pure and simple.

  10. I am unaware of any way that this outdoor event is out of compliance with California’s current COVID restrictions.

  11. I am unaware of any way this outdoor event is out of compliance with California’s current COVID restrictions. The whole thing is typical of the situation at any fundraiser for anyone.

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