Since Sen. Joni Ernst delivered the Republican response to Obama's State of the Union address last week, Leftists have enjoyed mocking her story about wearing bread bags to protect her shoes when she was a child.
The Florida NOW secretary, Bonni Axler, decided to wrap her feet in bags to make fun of Ernst.
This bread bag thing is nothing new.
To cope with Wisconsin winters, plenty of kids with leaky boots did that. Children would slip on bags before they put their boots on. It wasn't a matter of being poor. It was about keeping your feet dry, because we actually walked to school and sometimes trudged through snow to get there.
That said, why are the Leftists taking such delight in Ernst's story?
Having one good pair of shoes and taking measures to keep them that way shouldn't be mocked.
What's with all this bullying?
Bonni Axler, the Florida secretary of NOW, is making a fool of herself, not Joni Ernst.
It's funny that the Leftists have gone so nuts over the bread bags, as if it's so weird.
Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show and a darling of the Leftists, wore bread bags on his feet when he was a kid.
On The Tonight Show website, Fallon's sister, Gloria, posted some childhood photos of fun in the snow, "Growing Up Fallon." When Jimmy Fallon hosted Late Night, Gloria would make similar posts, featuring memories of their childhood and family photos. They're very sweet posts.
The "Winter Fun" post included the following account and photo:
When we were big enough to play in the snow on our own, Mom says she’d spend 30 minutes getting us dressed to go outside, and we’d be banging on the door in less than 10 minutes, complaining about being cold. (Maybe because we were wearing short jackets and thin rain boots lined with plastic bread-bags. Just a guess.)
Cute, isn't it?
Are the Leftists going to bully Fallon the way they've been bullying Ernst?
Not in a million years.