Dick Armey pissed off a lot of feminists yesterday.
In a heated debate over the state of politics and the economy on Wednesday night, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey almost certainly crossed the line of acceptable banter, telling his fellow panelist Joan Walsh that he was glad she could never be his wife because of her “prattle.”
Appearing on Hardball, the two guests went back and forth over the contours of the current debate on the stimulus package being passed through Congress. Towards the end, however, the conversation devolved into gender-infused insults.
“I’m so damn glad you can never be my wife because I surely wouldn’t have to listen to that prattle from you every day,” Armey told Walsh, editor-in-chief of Salon.com. “That’s what I’m talking about — she’s making a political malarkey here.”
“Boy…that makes two of us sir,” Walsh replied. “That was really an outstanding comment.”