Speaker Nancy Pelosi is to be commended for traveling to Ukraine to meet with heroic President Zelensky. However, a picture of the visit on the front page of the New York Times reflects a tin ear on the sensitivity scale. The speaker is clad in a sky-blue pants suit with matching 3-inch+ pumps.
When traveling to a war zone that is missing power, food, water, medicine, and wardrobe changes perhaps something a tad more rugged. Heck, they’re missing their homes and closets. How tough can it be to choose Something that reflects the dire straits of the citizens of Ukraine in their quests for freedom and survival. Those poor souls were in olive camo — the same clothes we have seen them in for weeks, nay, months.
The photo op was important for showing support. It was cringeworthy because the speaker had no grasp of the war’s reality and the country’s conditions. Tough to take cover whilst running in stilettos and silk.