Winsome sears, who was last month sworn into the office, has been making her mark as Virginia’s first black female Lieutenant Governor, and Monday was no exception.
The gavel, which normally serves to restore order to the state Senate, was lost or stolen by a fool. Therefore, Lt. Gov. Sears decided to improvise – courtesy of a high-heel shoe.
Sears said the following: “The shoe is legend.”
“One shoe can change your life. Just ask Cinderella,” she stated, according to Washington Post reporter Laura Vozzella, who tweeted out the below image of the now-famous shoe:
.@WinsomeSearsVirginia Senate ordered high-heeled patent, leather pumps after an anonymous prankster concealed her hand. She took the trick in stride: “One shoe can change your life. Just ask Cinderella.” pic.twitter.com/kviwLGvsXh
— Laura Vozzella (@LVozzella) February 14, 2022
While I’m fairly certain that’s the first time a shoe has been used to call a Virginia state legislative body to order, it’s not the first time a female politician has made local and/or national headlines over her shoes.
Back in the summer of 2013, then-State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) caused a lot of swooning and swaying on the left and in the media after she filibustered a pro-life bill for 11 hours wearing hot pinkish/orange Mizuno Women’s Wave Rider tennis shoes, which sparked a surge in sales and Amazon reviews in the aftermath:
— Wayne Slater (@WayneSlater) June 25, 2013
Davis and the other State Senate Dems were unable to stop the bill from being passed. The bill banned abortions at late term. Davis lost her attempt to be Governor of Texas, and then a 2020 U.S House election against Rep. Chip Roy. Lots of “losing” there for Davis, which is usually the case when you’re on the side of terminating innocent unborn life.
The left/media also went gaga over the then-Democratic candidate for President Kamala Harris’ frequent wearing of converse shoes on campaign stops, with some even wistfully recalling past stories where Harris wore them instead of high heels so her feet didn’t sink into the ground on rainy days:
Ok fun fact about Kamala Harris wearing converse on the trail: A year ago in NH, Harris did an event at Mack’s Apples. The ground was too soft for heels but she forgot her own converse at her hotel… so at the last minute, an organizer took off her converse to give to Harris. pic.twitter.com/aYugTrEqsO
— Deepa Shivaram (@deepa_shivaram) September 7, 2020
Sears’ response to her report on her inventive use of patent leather was to emphasize how important it is to have the ability to adapt to situations when necessary.
“Resourcefulness- never underestimate it!” Sears tweetedMoments ago
Fire and grit shouldn’t be underestimated either, and in addition to resourcefulness, they are also qualities Sears has in abundance. You go, girl.
Flashback:A Few weeks before Inauguration Day, Winsome Sears shares some words of wisdom