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Nancy Pelosi praises ‘Batkid’ for saving Gotham

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi issued a statement Friday praising “Batkid” (a.k.a. Miles, 5) for saving Gotham City (a.k.a. San Francisco) from a series of perils.

“Today, Gotham will finally breathe safe thanks to the super-sized might and extraordinary courage of our city’s true hero, Batkid. When Gotham City trembled in the grip of our most notorious villains, Batkid once again showed us the true meaning of bravery in the face of fear.

“In his young life, Batkid has fought a battle with cancer that would daunt even a full-grown superhero. He has emerged victorious, and is using that strength and positivity not only to save a city, but to inspire children across the globe who are fighting battles of their own.

“Miles, with your remarkable valor and your intrepid spirit, you have reminded us all what it is to believe in the power of our dreams. Thank you for saving the people of our city, stirring the hearts of a nation, and sharing your heroism with the world.”

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • RRSenileColumnist

    Aside from Nancy’s courageous statement, there’s a dissenting comment by an educably retarded SF supe named Mar reported in The Chron. Mar tweeted (what else?) the cash spent on Batkid could have been more profitably dispersed on the Deserving Poor. Even in Leningrad by the Bay, this was going too far. Mar was vigorously rebuked by Tweeters for placing class struggle before human kindness.