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Talking Sense

Faye Smith is a guard at the Smithsonian who works for a contractor. She will not get back pay for the 35-day shutdown. She went to the Senate office building to make Mitch McConnell aware that as a result of the shutdown she was about to be evicted. Ms Smith understands the government and knows who has the power.

She went on Lawrence O’Donnell’s show, The Last Word, and when offered the opportunity to speak to the President over television, she told him: “Miss Nancy is not going to give you that wall” and asked the President to end the shutdown so people could get back to work.

For those not familiar with Southern customs, referring to Speaker Pelosi as Miss Nancy is very polite, and a sign of respect. It also is an indication that you are officially old when it happens to you.