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Reviews have been pouring in from Twitter users after Nancy Pelosi took yet another turn into the surreal with a St. Patrick’s Day reading of a poem from global rock superstar Bono, and to say that her performance was rated as cringeworthy is a huge understatement.
Madame Speaker, who is well known for her use of performance art to advance her political agenda, read the new poem penned by the U2 frontman who also fancies himself as an Irish poet, a heart-tugging tribute to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy who has become an inspirational and heroic figure to the Western world for rallying his people against the invading forces of Russian ruler Vladimir Putin.
In the poem, Zelenskyy is reimagined as the namesake for the Irish patron saint who, according to lore, drove the snakes off of the Emerald Isle – only in Bono’s version, it is Putin who is the serpent, a big-time crowd-pleaser for those who attended annual Friends of Ireland luncheon in Washington, D.C.
“I got this message this morning from Bono,” Pelosi said as she clutched the poem in her hand.
“Most of us always, whether we’re in Ireland or here or whatever it is, Bono has been a very Irish part of our lives, and said this,” she added as she recited the words to those who were in attendance.
“Oh St. Patrick, he drove out the snakes with his prayers, but that’s not all it takes,” read Madame Speaker. “With the smoke symbolizes an evil that arises and hides in your heart as it breaks.”
“And the evil risen from the darkness that lives in some men, but in sorrow and fear, that’s when saints can appear,” she continued. “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 St. Patrick’s name is now Zelenskyy,” she concluded, chuckling with self-satisfaction as she asked a nearby priest, “you like that, Father?” before introducing the Riverdance performers.
Speaker Pelosi reads #StPatricksDay poem by Bono, which reads in part:
"Ireland's sorrow and pain
Is now the Ukraine
And Saint Patrick's name now Zelenskyy."
She then introduces Riverdance. pic.twitter.com/NzPY1VP2bN
— CSPAN (@cspan) March 17, 2022
U2 posted a copy of the poem, with some differences, to social media.
‘I’ve a tradition of sending a limerick to @SpeakerPelosi’s St. Patrick’s Day lunch over the years. This year the limerick is irregular & not funny at all. We stand with the people of Ukraine & their leader. It wasn’t written to be published, but since it’s out, here it is.’-Bono pic.twitter.com/pLkE59DSxU
— U2 (@U2) March 17, 2022
The reaction to Pelosi’s St. Paddy’s Day stunt nearly broke Twitter.
“I need a Guinness to wash down the cringe,” tweeted Chuck Ross of the Washington Free Beacon.
I need a Guinness to wash down the cringe https://t.co/TiJVwwc7ts
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) March 17, 2022
Ukrainian-American podcaster Michael Malice wrote, “You can laugh all you want but Bono would probably do a better job brokering a peace deal than Biden or Pelosi would.”
You can laugh all you want but Bono would probably do a better job brokering a peace deal than Biden or Pelosi would
— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) March 17, 2022
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters jabbed his fellow rock icon as an “eejit” which is an Irish slang term for a foolish person.
“Isn’t it enough that the eejit BONO goes and hobnobs with the oligarchs at DAVOS every year without getting the eejit Nancy Pelosi to foist his shitty poem on us?” Rogers tweeted.
Isn’t it enough that the eejit BONO goes and hobnobs with the oligarchs at DAVOS every year without getting the eejit Nancy Pelosi to foist his shitty poem on us?
— Roger Waters (@rogerwaters) March 17, 2022
Conservative podcaster Michael Knowles tweeted, “The last time I was in a room with Nancy Pelosi and Bono was at George Soros’s wedding in 2013,” a gala that drew many members of the globalist elite, including the U2 crooner as well as Pelosi and fellow Democrats Andrew Cuomo and Gavin Newsom.
The last time I was in a room with Nancy Pelosi and Bono was at George Soros's wedding in 2013. https://t.co/DgA8S1SLrB
— Michael Knowles 🤌🏼 (@michaeljknowles) March 17, 2022
Other reactions from the Twittersphere:
Yesterday she screamed "Glory to Ukraine!" and today she will read a poem from Bono. Our nation is in good (octogenarian) hands https://t.co/2JXLCBozCQ
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) March 17, 2022
Between Bono’s poem and the TikTok dancers, Putin is toast.
— Eric Matheny 🎙 (@EricMMatheny) March 17, 2022
Oh, c’mon! GTFOH with this bat shit crazy bitch AND Bono 🤬 https://t.co/uQyuX7wiSa
— The Citizen Pundit (@1citizenpundit) March 17, 2022
What's the difference between Bono & God? God doesn't go around thinking he's Bono.
— Freddy'sNewNightmare (@FreddysNewN2_) March 17, 2022
So according to Joe Biden today the Irish are stupid then Nancy Pelosi reads out a poem written by Bono saying Zelensky is now St Patrick,i don't think we Irish are that impressed tbh,thanks for insulting us today of all days.
— MM💅 (@fedup42Mn) March 17, 2022
Each day there's something new in Clown World, today Nancy Pelosi will be reading a poem written by Bono about Ukraine. 🤣😂
— Pugh Himple (@GBullstein) March 17, 2022
So apparently bono has written a poem for Ukraine haven't those poor people suffered enough
— Kenny Bowie 🏴🇺🇦 (@BowieNo7) March 17, 2022
Because that's what this crisis needs: a drunken Pelosi quoting Bono on matters of war and peace.
Who said watching Rome burn can't be funny at times? https://t.co/sWAMM2Sv0x
— GalacticRedPill (@GalacticRedPill) March 17, 2022
“The Kenyans are just like Ukraine in ways I decline to articulate. Now here’s Abba.”
— andy (@andy_schauer) March 17, 2022
Nancy Pelosi reading Bono's Ukraine poem is the most brutal form of psychological warfare I have ever experienced, and could ever experience.
It seems impossible that they will ever top this.
— MyFitnessFeelings (@fitnessfeelingz) March 17, 2022
Zelenskyy, who has become an international rock star, played to a packed house with Pelosi and the U.S. Congress this week, will have to settle with Bono’s poem because his plea for the U.S. to “close the sky” was rejected on Thursday by the Pentagon.
During his trip overseas to visit with NATO allies including Slovakian Defense Minister Jaroslav Nad, Secretary Of Defense Lloyd Austin shot down Zelenskyy’s demand that America risk starting World War III and a hot war with Russia by implementing a no-fly zone.
.@SecDef: "Enforcing a no-fly zone actually means that you're in combat, you're in a fight with Russia and that's one of the things that we have said that our President said we weren't going to do." pic.twitter.com/AzMvWkf4L5
— Mike Gwin (@MGwin46) March 17, 2022
“Enforcing a no-fly zone actually means that you’re in combat, you’re in a fight with Russia, and that’s one of the things that we have said, that our president said we weren’t going to do, get in a fight with Russia,” Austin said.
While U2 hasn’t had what could be described as a major hit in many years, Bono’s poem left many gushing over his lyrical majesty, especially Pelosi.
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