Capitol Hill residents and congressional staffers alike are curious about large posters of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that have gone up in the neighborhood.
Indeed, the posters are on display in several Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast bus shelters — the sort of space frequently reserved for fashion models and movie stars. The poster is a close-up photograph of a smiling Mrs. Pelosi, and in extra-large type: “Congratulations Madame Speaker Nancy Pelosi.”
Meanwhile, there is no indication (not even in the tiniest of print) who is sponsoring or paying for the posters.
“It’s turned into a fun guessing game,” Maggie Hall, who passes a Pelosi poster several times a day, told Inside the Beltway on Jan. 7. “It’s quite a topic of conversation in the coffee shops and watering holes on the Hill. You see people really getting up close to it, trying to find the name of the organization or individual who’s put it up.”
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