Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"So damn glad you could never be my wife!"

Oh. Wow. Just wow.

I just witnessed on Hardball With Chris Matthews one of those moments like when you see someone drop a match next to something really flammable.

Dick Armey, the former House Majority Leader from Texas (who infamously called Barney Frank "Barney Fag" and called it a slip of the tongue), was on Hardball discussing the stimulus bill and other matters alongside Joan Walsh, the editor of and a Hardball regular.

After Joan vivisected her opponent's arguments in an emphatic and detailed fashion, Armey responded after muttering "Give it a rest!" several times:

I am so damn glad that you could never be my wife, 'cause I surely wouldn't have to listen to that prattle from you every day.
WHOA. Which was only surpassed by Ms. Walsh's shocked reply:
Well that makes two of us!
The transcript is not up yet, but I'll try to update when they get it up. The incident is however already referenced in his bio on

A note to neanderthal men everywhere: never ever ever mention the word "wife" in close succession to a smart woman saying something you disagree with.

Me thinks Dick Armey is going to catch some flack not just from Ms. Walsh, but from a lot of his professional colleagues as well. Yikes. Watch the carnage for yourself:

Republicans can't hope for a comeback until they put these kinds of reactions and sentiments firmly to bed. Without spouses.