Bitch Slap

In this rather unbelievable clip, teenage moron and legacy hire Luke Russert asks Nancy Pelosi if she isn’t too much of an old hag (eight years younger than Mitch McConnell) to lead her party.  She starts, quite appropriately, by laughing at him, and calls for the next question.  But then a great thing happens, and driven by a crowd fired up at such obnoxiousness, she really lays into him for all she’s worth, and laughs at the end, quite girlishly, I might add.

Although I’m loath to quote Reagan appreciatively, he put it best, “I will not make age an issue in this campaign; that is, the youth and inexperience of my opponent.”  Pelosi just showed li’l Russert why a few years under his belt at a Fox affiliate in Buffalo could have helped him not look like such a nitwit, but I’m sure the message was utterly lost on him.


  1. Austin says:

    We need to pass the bill so we can see what’s in it..

  2. cocktailhag says:

    While I’d never deign to compare Ms. Pelosi with such distinguished elder statesmen as Newt and The Boner, you, as a fellow older American, and one whose job you didn’t inherit from your Dad, have to admit she was right just this once.

    • Austin says:

      Agreed. Apparently the class that Tim had did not transfer to the progeny..

      • cocktailhag says:

        Well, the entitlement evidently did. The elder Russert at least started out as a journalist, and only gradually became a courtier. The worthless spawn sought to skip that pesky interim stage, successfully, sadly.

  3. nswfm says:

    Hadn’t seen this until now and appreciate what you’ve written. Is Russert the dolt going to ask McConnell the same question? Give me a break.

  4. avelna says:

    Well, I already knew that Jr. was an ass, I just hadn’t realized how much of one he is. Do you suppose he even has the smarts to realize how stupid he looked there?

  5. Ché Pasa says:

    Say what you will about Nancy — her high-handedness with the plebes comes to mind among many other faults and foibles — but Li’l Luke well deserved this bitch slap from her. Talk about “entitlements,” Li’l Luke is the living, breathing embodiment thereof.

    Ageism and sexism are quite unattractive regardless of their source, but they are especially revolting when coming from mewling little punks like this Russert dildo.

    Trouble is, I’m sure he has no idea what she did to him (“tit in the wringer” anyone) in that little exchange. It wouldn’t occur to him that she was putting him down and in his place.

    And I still don’t understand the admiration on the so-called “left” for his father’s consistent sucking up to wealth and power. I couldn’t watch him. Made my skin crawl. Ick.

    • cocktailhag says:

      I caught an even more diabolical dig that undoubtedly went over li’l Punkinhead’s pumpkin, but couldn’t have been lost on the smarter people in the room; that is, that even the runt of her large litter is undoubtedly smarter and more accomplished than he, and probably was so at age 14.
      It was delicious.

      • RUKidding says:

        Yes, I caught that crack as well and had a good guffaw over it. And yes: undoubtedly it FlEW right over Lil Luke’s know-nothing pinhead.

  6. RUKidding says:

    I’m no fan of Nancy Pelosi, esp after her infamous “Impeachment is off the table” in re to W.

    That said, the Russert clan, Pere (RIP) et Fils, can go eat a bag of salted dicks, as they like to say on Wonkette. Not a fan of Timmeh, and to say NOT. A. FAN. of legacy, silver spoon, makes W look like a Brain Trust, Lil Luke, is putting it mildly.

    What a douchebag shitty lil dunce. But welcome to the “brave new world” of fake “Libertarianism” bullshit hype that enshrines & worships at the alters of mammonn, ageism, sexism, homophobia, bigotry & racism.

    Would Lil Luke dare to ask the same of Agent Orange or Turtle McConnell? Nah: he’s too damn busy sucking their dicks to even heap out his fawning, servile, weasle-worded, skeevy praise of them.


    Kudos to Nancy: a better bitch slap I haven’t seen in a long long time. Refreshing. Lil Luke still doesn’t get what hit him. Jerk.

    • cocktailhag says:

      I never believed in the Great Pumpkin, or great anything when it comes to TV “journalists” since about 1980. They all suck up to power and cluelessly project their parochial, elitist interests on a mythical “Real America” they have never seen. Is there any legacy hire, anywhere, that didn’t suck? I can’t think of any, ‘cept maybe Otis Chandler at the LA Times, and that was by actual inheritance, the old fashioned way.
      Chris Wallace? Sheesh.

      • RUKidding says:

        I can’t think of a legacy in any biz – well, who happens to be well-known – who’s been worthwhile in recent generations. I’m willing to stand corrected, but my memory serves up no suitable “nominations,” esp in these days of vast almost unimaginable hubris & entitlement, where these silver spoon brats think that “those people” should grovel before their vaunted asses simply by having “chosen” the correct DNA sequencing to get born into insane greedy wealth.

        The term “journalist” should not be sullied by being bandied about in the same paragraphs that name losers like the Russert clan, etc.