Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) teased on Thursday morning that she would be reading a poem written by Bono for the Ukrainian people at Congress’ annual Friends of St. Patrick luncheon that afternoon. It was seemingly out of the blue and the instant reaction on Twitter was simple: “Why?”
At the luncheon, she read poetry by the lead singer of U2, Bono — who is an Irishman himself. It compared St. Patrick to Ukrainian President Volodmyr Zelensky.
Based on tweets, it seems that “Why?” transformed into more of a “What in the world?” The spectacle was truly bizarre.
As flagged by Greg Price, Pelosi told the media Thursday morning, “I will be reading a poem written by Bono about Ukraine which you might find interesting.”
Many people did, but not for the reasons the speaker may have hoped.
Miranda Devine of the New York Post quipped, “Third in line. 81 years old. Unhinged.”
Third in line. 81 years old. Unhinged. https://t.co/XGspycexUi
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) March 17, 2022
One Twitter user opined, “Good god this is getting worse every single day. The kabuki theater and virtue signaling from hell. Only war escalation and zero efforts toward peace. This country is lost.”
Good god this is getting worse every single day. The kabuki theater and virtue signaling from hell. Only war escalation and zero efforts toward peace. This country is lost
— Paisano™ (@Paisano) March 17, 2022
The phrase ‘Kabuki theater’ is a reference to a form of Japanese dramas, featuring heavy acting and elaborate costumes. The bad news for Americans everywhere is that is isn’t fiction. It was real life. There were dozens, if not hundreds, more mocking Pelosi.
Just prior to introducing River Dance at the luncheon, Pelosi read the poem by Bono. To put it in layman’s terms, it was even more cringe-worthy than one would expect.
“I got this message this morning from Bono,” Pelosi said before reading the rhyme. “Most of us — whether we’re in Ireland or here — Bono has been a very Irish part of our lives,” she added.
The full poem can be found here:
Oh Saint Patrick he drove out the snakes; With his prayers but that’s not all it takes; For the snake symbolizes; An evil that rises; And hides in your heart; As it breaks; And the evil has risen my friends; From the darkness that lives in some men; But in sorrow and fear; That’s when saints can appear; To drive out those old snakes once again; And they struggle for us to be free; From the psycho in this human family; Ireland’s sorrow and pain; Is now the Ukraine; And Saint Patrick’s name now Zelenskyy.
In response, The Federalist’s Ben Domenech tweeted something many readers might be wondering at this point, “Is this a prank? Did someone pretend to be Bono and sent her this?”
Is this a prank? Did someone pretend to be Bono and sent her this?
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) March 17, 2022
But it was not a prank at all. Pelosi was serious.
And it’s not the first time Pelosi has offered an off-key attempt to commemorate something.
On January 6, Pelosi invited the cast of the broadway musical “Hamilton” to preform one of its songs and discuss equity.
That was pretty bizarre, but the poem by Bono may have topped it.
Consider this: on Wednesday, Zelensky asked for a no-fly zone and America to come to Ukraine’s assistance. That would have been the start of World War III, so America sent nearly a billion more dollars in aid to Ukraine instead.
But, Pelosi tacking on a poem by Bono likely did not strike strike any fear into the heart of Russian President Vladimir Putin or inspire the Ukrainian people.
It may have done just the opposite.
The views expressed in this piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire.
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