A Is For Attention Hoarder

Back in February I wrote about Nancy Mace. It seemed as if she was popping up everywhere during the first Speaker of the House election. Fast forward 8 months to the second Speaker election of this session of Congress, and she’s everywhere again.

Back then Mace glommed onto the will-she-or-won’t-she media spot, right up until the moment she voted for Kevin McCarthy and his rules package with zero actual hesitation. Since then she has been insatiably hungry for attention, and turns up on TV with the slightest of invitations.

Unfortunately for her, she’s not great at public appearances, mostly because her pet cause—herself—doesn’t translate into Must See TV.

Now she’ll tell you that women’s issues are her passion, especially policy related to rape and abortion, and she says that the reason she voted to jettison McCarthy was his refusal to bring bills on those issues to the House floor, but then she threw her support behind Jim Jordan, who turned a blind eye to sexual abuse. And when she was asked about that disconnect she said that she had hadn’t heard of Jordan’s wrestling abuse scandal. OK.

Mace is fundamentally lazy and has no real desire to put herself on the line for anything, but she also has an unquenchable thirst to make everything about her. Her vote to remove Kevin McCarthy is her latest lazy grift. See, her vote wasn’t the determining factor in McCarthy’s removal. It was just one of the extra ones. But she’s spinning it into a story about how she was the only Republican woman to vote against McCarthy, and so is being treated with contempt because of her gender.

And naturally Mace went in front of every camera she could find:

And started fundraising:

And taking herself very seriously;

No, just no.

The outbreak of the Hamas/Israel war was very inconvenient for Mace and her attention hoarding, so she turned up her efforts when the House reconvened on Tuesday by wearing a shirt with a giant A on it, as seen in the cover photo. This was her explanation:

“I’m wearing the scarlet letter after the week I just had last week being a woman up here and being demonized for my vote and for my voice,” Mace said Tuesday.

“I’m on the side of the people. I’m not on the side of the establishment and I’m going to do the right thing every single time, no matter the consequences.”

Sure thing, Nance.

On one hand, it’s embarrassing at how obvious her attention seeking is. On the other hand, it’s hilarious that she’s so proud of her ignorance of the plot of The Scarlett Letter and she deserves all the mockery.

You know where i’m going with this:


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