House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who represents the City of San Francisco, showed reporters a bracelet she was wearing at her press briefing today to express her love of football.
Then she got 49er Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana’s number wrong.
“I’ll just put my bracelet right out there,” Pelosi said, showing the charms on her arm. “Joe Montana’s jersey number 14–well, anyway.”
Montana wore number 16.
Later, talking about the upcoming NFC Championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers, Pelosi said: “The world of sport is a beautiful thing, it’s so much fun isn’t it–and it knows it’s not political.”
“It’s just great. It’s about talent and skill, what I like about it is it’s about numbers, I love numbers.”
Perhaps Pelosi likes 12–the number of her San Francisco-based congressional district.