‘Almost hypnotic': ‘Fan lady’ steals show at Gov. Deval Patrick’s presser

On Thursday, as Massachusetts prepared for “swift, heavy and dangerous” snow, Gov. Deval Patrick held a press briefing to issue warnings and safety advice about winter storm Nemo. But it was someone else who got most of the attention — a woman with a fan.

Standing behind Patrick, fan lady distracted viewers almost to the point of hypnosis.

I think the lady fanning herself behind @devalpatrick yesterday needs her own hash tag. #fanlady. What can you come up with? So distracting.

— Terri Da!ton (@bivange) February 8, 2013

Live press conference? Ain’t nobody got time for that. This lady fanning herself is killing me. #devalpatrick twitter.com/smbresnahanx/s…

— Stephanie Marie* (@smbresnahanx) February 7, 2013

There’s a lady just fanning herself behind Deval Patrick. #nemo #snowpocalypse twitter.com/kawlisa/status…

— LisaKaw (@kawlisa) February 8, 2013

Twitter users identified “fan lady” as Andrea Cabral, Secretary of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.

Love it. Watching @massgovernor hold a press conference about storm prep & am distracted by Andrea Cabral fanning herself.

— Betty (@coolcancer83) February 7, 2013

Cue the Andrea Cabral memes. Was @massgovernor speaking? I couldn’t hear him with that fan going. #magov

— Rob Beland (@rbeland) February 7, 2013

Did Deval Patrick just give me a snowday? I’m too distracted by the big woman behind him fanning herself

— Erin Leith (@ErinKLeith) February 7, 2013

who is this woman fanning herself with an actual hand fan behind deval patrick’s podium

— gehenna (@naufraga) February 8, 2013

Who is the woman fanning herselflike it’s August behind Deval Patrick while he tells everyone to stay home because of snow??

— Michele Connors (@MichConnors) February 7, 2013

@massgovernor who is the woman fanning behind the podium NOT speaking and every speaker had to get around her. VERY distracting to see her

— Laura Joseph (@HealingWSpirit) February 7, 2013

@massgovernor have that woman stop fanning herself. It’s distracting.

— Jessie Lee (@jessielee79) February 7, 2013

Watching the news with Gov. Deval Patrick talking… The black lady in the background is just fanning her fan… It’s fucking February…

— Jonathan N. (@JonathanLulzSec) February 7, 2013

@massgovernor thanks, I was watching but distracted by that woman fanning herself. It was almost hypnotic.

— Alex Belisle (@abelisle4) February 7, 2013

@massgovernor who is the woman fanning behind the podium NOT speaking and every speaker had to get around her. VERY distracting to see her

— Laura Joseph (@HealingWSpirit) February 7, 2013

Why is there a woman fanning herself behind Deval Patrick?Did she grab her Heatwave press conference accessories? lockerz.com/s/282025003

— Brian Clarke (@Bclarke255) February 7, 2013

@massgovernor so much chatter about the woman behind you fanning herself during the pressed. Who is she and why was she there?

— Susan Frazier (@suevfraz) February 7, 2013

Gov. Patrick also played second fiddle to an extremely enthusiastic sign language interpreter.

@massgovernor I couldn’t concentrate during the press conference yesterday with the women fanning herself and the sign language woman

— Rome Miano (@RomeMiano) February 8, 2013

looks like everyone thinks the sign language woman & other woman with the fan @ Deval Patrick’s presser could make a great @nbcsnl skit

— Courtney Swift ✩ (@courtswiftstar) February 7, 2013

that lady that did the sign language for Deval Patrick was goin HAM

— Marc Budd (@M_Budd44) February 7, 2013

And then the governor’s sign-language interpreter worked it. She worked it good. @massgovernor #Nemo

— Christopher Monks (@crmonks) February 7, 2013

The person doing sign language for Deval Patrick right now…. #WayEnthusiastic

— Molly DelGreco (@MahvelousMahly) February 7, 2013

I cannot take this lady standing next to Govenor Deval Patrick doing sign language seriously 😂😂😂

— Jamie(@JamiePals) February 7, 2013

Wow sign-language really can emphasize Gov. Deval Patrick’s warning about the snow storm

— Feathersword (@John10e) February 7, 2013

Hat tip: @Delmonico_OK

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/08/almost-hypnotic-fan-lady-steals-the-show-at-gov-deval-patricks-snowstorm-presser/

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