Comrade Pelosi

The Washington Times Weekly - - National -

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.”

Inside the Belt­way was un­able to reach Metro’s ad­ver­tis­ing de­part­ment for com­ment on Jan. 7.

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