Monday morning, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews interviewed Alexandra Pelosi, daughter of House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), as she sat in front of a collapsed storefront.
Nancy and husband Paul Pelosi own a winery in Napa, the Napa Valley Register reported in May of this year, and a home in nearby San Francisco. Nancy welcomed power politicians and political players in Napa just a week before the big shake. Alexandra was vacationing at the Pelosi’s home when Sunday’s quake struck.
Matthews commented on northern California, “Nobody can even go inside to read a paper because they’re riding a bike all the time, it’s so nice outside,” before asking Alexandra if she ever thinks about whether “the big one” might come, since the area lies on the San Andreas Fault.
She said that this, “Felt really like ‘the big one,'” but went on to recall earthquake drills in school: “This was the kind of training you got growing up, so you’re always kinda waiting for it.”
Alexandra’s experience with the seismic incident came a week after Democrat heavy hitters lived it up in Napa, California, schmoozing with Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, California Governor Jerry Brown, mega donors, and a political action committee director during a weekend conference hosted at Napa’s posh Villagio Inn & Spa by Pelosi.
Political power players in attendance during the weekend conference listened to the liberal wisdom of Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Women, LEAD Co-DCCC Chair Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), Chairman Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), House Majority PAC executive director Ali Lapp, and Nancy herself.
But that’s not all: according to a Politico article, Democratic mega donor and environmental activist Tom Steyer, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, and Reps. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) (Md.) and Richie Neal (Mass.) were also included on the list of those speaking to conference attendees Saturday morning, August 16.
Regular invites go out to the members of the 2014 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Speaker’s Cabinet, which requires a $32,400 contribution buy-in, according to Politico. The article also noted Pelosi’s invite extending to specific Democratic lawmakers, considered vulnerable, to mingle with “potential mega donors.” Legislators scheduled to give brief remarks included “Reps. Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) (Calif.), Carol Shea-Porter (N.H.), Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) (Ariz.), Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL) (Fla.), and New York candidate Domenic Recchia.”