Many hair salons and barbershops in the San Francisco area were finally allowed to re-open Tuesday after being closed for months due to the coronavirus. The day before, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California) asked for and received a "blow out" from her favorite coiffure. Kinda sorta like special treatment for the rich and connected.

The owner of the boutique that Queen Nancy frequents released a video of Pelosi traipsing around the premises with wet hair while not wearing a mask. Tres gauche!

The owner rents space to several independent stylists, one of whom received a call from a Pelosi henchman (henchwoman?) seeking an appointment. The stylist agreed, even though the salon was closed to the general public, and blow-drying hair was a no-no under the rules governing COVID-19 etiquette.

Pelosi's office released a statement confirming that Pelosi did visit the salon but said she was invited to by the stylist, and she had no idea she was doing anything wrong. The most powerful woman in the world had no idea that getting a "blow-out" at a salon closed to everyone else due to the pandemic was doing something wrong?

Remember when the Democrat Mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, got a haircut after closing barbershops and salons in her city? How about when our own Lt. Governor Karyn Polito told you to stay home and then threw a shindig for her brother's kids in her backyard? I could go on, but you get the drift.

Why do the rich and powerful think they have privileges that the rest of us don't have?

I'm not looking to split hairs here, but Nancy Pelosi is no better or no more special than the rest of us. Yet she thinks she is.

This is what life looks like in the swamp. Keep bailing. We'll find the bottom someday.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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