This Washington Post editorial from yesterday was a gratuitous and stupid slap at Speaker Nancy Pelosi. My response to the Washington Post yesterday:
“This editorial is the worst of DC groupthink. China has been pushing and pushing its neighbors, just like Russia was pushing Ukraine 10 years ago, and we ignored it enough to let Putin nurture his delusions of grandeur.”
“Pelosi was the perfect person to take this trip at the perfect time, contrary to the Thomas Friedmans of the world, who always seems to glow at China’s economic development, pretend to love Taiwan and democratic values, but always pile on anyone challenging China, and jump on Nancy Pelosi now.”
“Now you’ve joined them.”
Thank you Speaker Pelosi. It’s called leadership.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, while standing next to the female president of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen:
“They didn’t say anything when the men came.”
President Tsai Ing-wen smiled and nodded her head.