But it’s good advice……
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday offered some gentle advice to her friend and ally Joe Biden, encouraging the former vice president to adopt a more hands-off approach to his interpersonal associations, particularly with women.
“I’m a member of the straight-arm club. … I just pretend that you have a cold and I have a cold,” Pelosi said during a public interview with Politico in Washington.
“I’ve known Joe Biden a long time. My grandchildren love Joe Biden. He’s an affectionate person — to children, to senior citizens, to everyone, that’s just the way he is,” she continued.
“But that’s just not the way — join the straight-arm club with me, if you will.”
Pelosi emphasized that she doesn’t think the allegations facing Biden make him unfit for a run at the White House.
“I don’t think it’s disqualifying,” she said, adding that any one of the Democratic contenders would be an improvement over President Trump.
But amid the “Me Too” movement — which has toppled a handful of Washington power brokers — she encouraged him to be more mindful of people’s space.
“He doesn’t understand — he has to understand — in the world that we’re in now that people’s space is important to them,” she said, “and what’s important is how they receive it, not necessarily how you intended it.”….