On Bret Baier's Special Report on Fox News tonight I watched the San Francisco DA make a live presentation of the misdeeds with which the Pelosi attacker will be charged. It was a nice, linear, cohesive account with relatively few holes or gaps.
Its key features: it makes Paul Pelosi appear an innocent victim, and it ascribes political motives to the perp. The new DA is an impressive woman and she did a good job of presenting it.
Now ask me how certain I am that what she described is what actually happened? My answer: not very. Nor am I at all certain we will ever know the true story.
The narrative she presented could be true, but it seems too neat and tidy, too linear. Life involving messed-up people is seldom so orderly.
The primary questions I have are these: why didn’t the extremely wealthy Pelosi family have private security protecting the house? They can certainly afford it without having to cut corners or economize elsewhere. Why didn't their alarm system alert the police when the back window was broken to effect entry? What caused the perp, a lifelong leftist, to try to attack an icon of the left who is disliked by the right?