Pelosi v. Trump
The headline read: “Nancy and Paul Pelosi Making Millions in Stock Trades in Companies She Actively Regulates.”
Pelosi has proved herself no better than Trump. In fact, though, she is worse than Trump in that her respectability serves to disguise her venality, making it and her appear respectable. Trump’s venality lies exposed for what it is, greed and egotism. It is less destructive than Pelosi’s because it’s less attractive, less seductive. No trapping of being “cultured” can hide Trump’s venality, whereas such trappings gild Pelosi’s venality. In Pelosi’s cases, putting earrings and make-up on do in fact hide her piggishness. Unlike Trump, Pelosi makes venality respectable. And she, like Trump, destroys the basis of a decent and just political order.