We want our mommy

Swiped from Better Living Through Blogging:

Contessa Brewer of MSNBC did a short profile on the number of women elected to statehouses and Congress, and was interviewing the communications director of Emily’s List, which she described as the “largest grass-roots internet site devoted to electing Democrats.” The conversation turned to motherhood, and Brewer mentioned that Nancy Pelosi has five children and Claire McCaskill is a single mother, which she then turned into one of the most ridiculous questions ever posed on cable news:

“So how does motherhood translate into nurturing the country?”

Sheesh. Do you think that anyone has ever asked how fatherhood translates into nurturing a country, or how fatherhood translates into … what, teaching a country how to catch a baseball?

Of course not. Men, after all, are expendable, and they have no lessons to teach today; the important thing today is to minimize their baleful influence, which has perpetrated such blights on the landscape as NASCAR, Promise Keepers, and, um, Western civilization.


  1. Neil »

    13 November 2006 · 12:16 pm

    Does this mean we’re all going to be forced to eat our vegetables?

  2. Mister Snitch! »

    13 November 2006 · 3:07 pm

    Shut up and eat your vegetables.

  3. McGehee »

    14 November 2006 · 10:36 am

    Do you know what happens when you give a woman the title of “Speaker”…?

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