Politico’s great headliner guest for Iowa caucus coverage is …

posted at 9:15 am on January 3, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

The Iowa caucuses tonight provide an early glimpse into the will of the Republican electorate, and will provide grist for at least a few days of analysis before the focus shifts entirely to New Hampshire’s primary a week from today.  News organizations will look to bring on people with special insight into the Republican primary race and the GOP electorate in order to give their audiences the best possible analysis, and they won’t be shy about promoting their special guests, either.  Politico is no exception, although their idea of “special” probably differs from yours and mine.  Politico’s morning e-mail blast included this curious promotion of tonight’s coverage:

TUNE IN TONIGHT: Mike Allen hosts POLITICO’s livestream special coverage of the Iowa caucuses from Des Moines beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The show will feature instant analysis from POLITICOs, appearances by DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other special guests and live results. Watch here: http://www.politico.com/livestream AND check out our pre-game show at Noon ET featuring POLITICO’s John Harris, Charles Mahtesian and Jonathan Martin.

Let me get this straight.  Their headliner for tonight — the one they want to promote to demonstrate how their coverage will best the competition — is the hacktastic chair of the other party, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  Who are the other “special guests”?  Michael Moore?  Bill Maher?  Janeane Garofalo?

If you’re inclined to watch Debbie Downer’s analysis of a Republican caucus, presumably for the humor quotient, then be sure to play the Debbie Drinking Game while you do.  Chug your drink when Wasserman Schultz offers up these cogent points about Republicans:

You’ll be drunk by the second commercial break … which is probably the only defense mechanism that will get you through it.


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That’s scary. Rode hard and put away wet.

Kissmygrits on January 3, 2012 at 9:17 AM

I haven’t had breakfast yet, Ed.
No fair!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 3, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Politico’s Headliner is Barry’s personal Josef Goebbels, the wonderful gift that keeps on giving, Debbie Was-a-Mann-Shultz.

Great. Time to get some popcorn settle in for some laughs.

Robert Jensen on January 3, 2012 at 9:19 AM

My whole family is liberals, so I generally don’t dislike liberals. I think their position is naive, but there is no dislike. This woman I can’t stand. I think it stems from the hate crime bill where she specifically wanted to exclude military members.

melle1228 on January 3, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Their headliner for tonight — the one they want to promote to demonstrate how their coverage will best the competition — is the hacktastic chair of the other party, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Who are the other “special guests”? Michael Moore? Bill Maher? Janeane Garofalo?

They’re trying to imitate the booming success that is MSNBC.

itsnotaboutme on January 3, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Debbie Clowner? Geez, my liver is still recovering from vodkapundit’s drunkblogging of the debates.

rbj on January 3, 2012 at 9:19 AM

I dare you to take a drink of heavy proof every time Sgt. Schultz either rolls her eyes, smirks, or goes “Pffft!” in regards to the GOP candidates; you’ll be hammered 10 minutes into the coverage.

Bishop on January 3, 2012 at 9:19 AM

You’re surprised?

C’mon. Politico is the slightly less egregious web version of MSNBC. I’m only surprised they didn’t have Olberfuhrer (since his own ‘network’ dropped him!).

MTF on January 3, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Politico’s great headliner guest for Iowa caucus coverage is …

… a manatee that got caught in an outboard motor?

JohnGalt23 on January 3, 2012 at 9:20 AM

It was hard to believe that the Democratic Party would have ever looked back kindly on the “leadership” of Tim Kaine. And then…

Abby Adams on January 3, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Politico and Debbie . . . the putrid depths of the left.

rplat on January 3, 2012 at 9:21 AM

This woman has no credibility whatsoever. If I were a Democrat, I would cringe for the damage she does to the party.

herm2416 on January 3, 2012 at 9:21 AM

So homely, So dumb

jack48 on January 3, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Makes sense. Romney has given Politico several one on one interviews while almost completely ignoring “right wing” media.

angryed on January 3, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Pint-sized Pelosi.Politico always shows their true colors.

Southernblogger on January 3, 2012 at 9:22 AM

… a manatee that got caught in an outboard motor?

JohnGalt23 on January 3, 2012 at 9:20 AM

The manatees would like to have a word with you…

annoyinglittletwerp on January 3, 2012 at 9:23 AM

I enjoy watching Debbie Was a man Schultz,

I also like dry heaves.

eyesky on January 3, 2012 at 9:23 AM

… a manatee that got caught in an outboard motor?

JohnGalt23 on January 3, 2012 at 9:20 AM

You win.

PennsylvaniaPainTrain on January 3, 2012 at 9:23 AM

I think the best advice is to get drunk BEFORE you look at her.

bluesman on January 3, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Good grief!!! Debbie looks like somebody fed her rock candy with a slingshot.

Mr. Grump on January 3, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Jewish conservative women are much cuter than Jewish liberal women.
Seriously-if I looked like her I’d walk on my hands.
*trying not to be too crude*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 3, 2012 at 9:28 AM

-So Debbie, what do you think of the candidates here tonight?

“OBAMA SAVED THE ECONOMY!”

-Uh…sorry? I asked you about the GOP candidates, what is your impressi…

“OBAMA SAVED THE ECONOMY!”

Bishop on January 3, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Is that a black eye or a really bad makeup job?

ElectricPhase on January 3, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Lie to me, please, please,pretty please. I can’t handle the truth. Some day I’ll wake up in Hell and I will finally get the joke.

nimrod on January 3, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Who are the other “special guests”?  Michael Moore?  Bill Maher?  Janeane Garofalo?

Might as well be since they’re going with the journ-o-list trifecta of Mike Allen, John Harris and Jonathan Martin.

Go RBNY on January 3, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Not the way I wanted to start out my New Year Ed!
Wish she had darker hair…I have kids that are sort of blonde…and she causes them problems!

KOOLAID2 on January 3, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Who would have even known if it wasn’t brought up?

rubberneck on January 3, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Thank the lord for stupid enemies.

Mord on January 3, 2012 at 9:29 AM

To be fair, they lost me at “Mike Allen”. Hack extraordinaire. And he spits.

Marcus on January 3, 2012 at 9:30 AM


Thank the lord for stupid enemies.

Mord on January 3, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Amen!

rollthedice on January 3, 2012 at 9:31 AM

not even at closing time fellers…

hillsoftx on January 3, 2012 at 9:32 AM

I think the best advice is to get drunk BEFORE you look at her.

bluesman on January 3, 2012 at 9:23 AM

I did not drink last night…but I got a hangover when I saw her picture…first thing!

KOOLAID2 on January 3, 2012 at 9:32 AM

I’m guessing Dancing With the Stars will start off by saying Obama can beat whoever wins the Caucus, then proceed to call all Iowan Republicans secret racists for selecting such a person.

Nethicus on January 3, 2012 at 9:33 AM

They couldn’t get anyone else…poor politico.

tinkerthinker on January 3, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Debbie started this am on morning Joe

Talking points ad nausem

cmsinaz on January 3, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Ole Debbie does all of Dallas, she lies almost as well as the Failed President. Sure would like to spank her all night in delight though :-)

Brushjumper on January 3, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Politico is a branch of the DNC. And they wonder why their hits are way down.

Nothing demonstrates this more than their headline this morning – “Iowa’s Field of Medioctities

BacaDog on January 3, 2012 at 9:35 AM

As my dad would say….
….40 miles of bad road.

My mom would say…
…..DWS would stop an eight day clock.

It isn’t nice to make fun of people; but, holy smokes, sometimes it is really difficult not to. I wonder, if she were very bright and articulate and considerably less strident, would we still make fun of her? What if she were the chair of the RNC?

herm2416 on January 3, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Lord. Mediocrities.

Need more caffiene.

BacaDog on January 3, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Me, DWS, and a bottle of Night Train…

St Gaudens on January 3, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Sideshow Debbie is in Pelosi’s league as most disliked… Bring it on, she recites left wing talking points in such a shrill voice- it will only help our nominee. Eeeeyah

Bensonofben on January 3, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Damn my eyes!

ObamatheMessiah on January 3, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included.
…. Karl Marx

Wade on January 3, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Some people have the perfect face for radio.

Wade on January 3, 2012 at 9:42 AM

I enjoy watching Debbie Was a man Schultz,

I also like dry heaves.

eyesky on January 3, 2012 at 9:23 AM

/thread

But yeah, not surprised about this. Not sure how many people will watch a live stream from Politico though.

LaughterJones on January 3, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Spokesmanatee of the DNC.

Dextrous on January 3, 2012 at 9:43 AM

I haven’t had breakfast yet, Ed.

No fair!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 3, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Ed’s just trying to help us keep our New Year’s resolution to eat less, lol.

It’s like Politico’s not even trying to hide their intent anymore, lol. MSNBC uses Democrat political operatives all the time to snidely comment and shovel snark at the Republican primaries and candidates, meh. It’s what they do.

Fallon on January 3, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Beauty may be skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone.
…. Redd Foxx

Wade on January 3, 2012 at 9:44 AM

The last time I saw a mouth like that, it had a hook in it.

hoofhearted on January 3, 2012 at 9:45 AM

I’d hit it

philw1776 on January 3, 2012 at 9:45 AM

I only visit Politico by accident.

Norky on January 3, 2012 at 9:45 AM

I had a lesbian stay in our guesthouse recently, and we got to chatting about politics. “What is it about liberals that we are so ugly?” she demanded of me. “Why can’t I find a hot liberal dyke? Sometimes I have to watch Fox just to see a decent chick.”

I swear I’m not making this up.

And, true to form, she was . . . ummmmnh . . . let’s not go there.

*shivers*

JoseQuinones on January 3, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Atheist intrade update in 3…2…1…

Eph on January 3, 2012 at 9:45 AM

No amount of the potion will ever make this woman look good, I’ll stick with my Fox Babes

ninjacoastie on January 3, 2012 at 9:46 AM

JohnGalt23 on January 3, 2012 at 9:20 AM

I notified PETA on you. That was totally uncalled for. What have the manatee’s ever done to deserve that comparison. :)

chemman on January 3, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Oh I will tune in for this. Her insight and wit are breathtaking.

CorporatePiggy on January 3, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Will definitely NOT watch Politico’s coverage.

(Primarily because I’ll be at a caucus tonight, but still, why did they have to pick this woman?)

IowaHam on January 3, 2012 at 9:48 AM

I’d hit it

philw1776 on January 3, 2012 at 9:45 AM

No you wouldn’t.

:)

BigSven on January 3, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Ewe Gross, Debbie Blabbermouth. The liberals are repeat after her, especially when she gets all the details wrong. I think it is a clever ruse.

Sometimes hubby has to turn her off because I start calling her a slug (sic) and making fun of her looks, ick ick.

Fleuries on January 3, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Iowaham, I guess to spew dear leaders greatness and these gop candidates aren’t worthy to shine his shoes

cmsinaz on January 3, 2012 at 9:51 AM

I think the best advice is to get drunk BEFORE you look at her.

bluesman on January 3, 2012 at 9:23 AM

She won’t get any prettier at closing time.

katy the mean old lady on January 3, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Might as well get that ugly face out there now. We’ll be seeing a whole lot more of it between now and November 2012. Isn’t there anyone in Florida who can run against that hag?

Rational Thought on January 3, 2012 at 9:55 AM

They’re trying to imitate the booming success that is MSNBC.

itsnotaboutme on January 3, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Between Jonathan Martin, Mike (let’s make up a source) Allen, and Jim VandeHei, Politico has been MSNBC’s main source for “hard news stories” for a few years now—cesspool journalism at its finest.

Rovin on January 3, 2012 at 9:55 AM

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is such a hack that she profits well from her strawman factory.

Comments about her looks, however, are petty and useless.

shick on January 3, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Kermit the Frog and Guy Smiley would give better commentary than DWS.

vcferlita on January 3, 2012 at 9:59 AM

If my curly hair looked like her raggedy mop I would shave my head and change my name. Ooof!

Naturally Curly on January 3, 2012 at 9:59 AM

+1 Rovin

cmsinaz on January 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Special guests tonight main speaker Ava Braun
8-10 pm Lenin
10-12 pm Stain

angrymike on January 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM

I swear I have seen that face before……
Oh yeah..
Finding Nemo.

Electrongod on January 3, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Dat b1tch is fugly.

Long haired country boy on January 3, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Thanks for the alert! I’ll avoid her like I avoid Colmes – Heh! Maybe POLITICO should have her co-hosted with that other Florida nutcase, Alan Gregson(?)

Bob in VA on January 3, 2012 at 10:04 AM

We have The Doctor. They have The Washerwoman.
So there.

spiritof61 on January 3, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Too early in the morning for that mug,Ed.Good thing I ate breakfast a half hour ago.

jeffinsjvca on January 3, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Oh I will tune in for this. Her insight and wit are breathtaking.

CorporatePiggy on January 3, 2012 at 9:47 AM

//Snort

Long haired country boy on January 3, 2012 at 10:05 AM

My whole family is liberals, so I generally don’t dislike liberals. I think their position is naive, but there is no dislike. This woman I can’t stand. I think it stems from the hate crime bill where she specifically wanted to exclude military members.

melle1228 on January 3, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Debbie Downer is a bottom feeder for some reason Florida produces more than their share of political bottom feeders? Is it the humidity? Under the right the climate conditions, mold spores will duplicate.

Dr Evil on January 3, 2012 at 10:09 AM

I’d hit it

philw1776 on January 3, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Do you want it to fall off…soon after you hit that?
(Have you ever had mold, in your house?)

KOOLAID2 on January 3, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Why are most liberals so ugly!??

jaime on January 3, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Downer Debbie, and it isn’t even Saturday Night Dead yet.

Open The Door on January 3, 2012 at 10:11 AM

If my curly hair looked like her raggedy mop I would shave my head and change my name. Ooof!
Naturally Curly on January 3, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Know whutcha mean pal…but, it’s a scientific fact, pubic hair always grows just above the punt…

BigSven on January 3, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Washerwoman-Schmutz is probably putting fresh mayonnaise in her hair as we speak.

Chickyraptor on January 3, 2012 at 10:13 AM

DWS reminds me of what grand-dad used to say….”Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly cuts to the bone.”

Deafdog on January 3, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Perry will come on third and will the nomination.

nancysabet on January 3, 2012 at 10:17 AM

I am headed to the liquor store now.

lea on January 3, 2012 at 10:18 AM

There are too few posts in this thread that DON’T reference this ladies physical appearance.

SHE’S AN IDIOT!

listens2glenn on January 3, 2012 at 10:20 AM

When she fell out of the ugly tree she hit every branch on the way down.

angrymike on January 3, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Oh great. What a way for Politico to start off the Election
Season….turning to Alan Grayson with smaller breasts for
“expert analysis”….OTOH, at least now they have a “source”
for their idiocy….

ToddPA on January 3, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Debbie Was-A-Man Shultz… LMAO! such a vile creature. Not sure what the nursing home crowd in Florida is thinking by having DWS represent them… good meds?

maineconservative on January 3, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Prettier than a bucket of hog livers!

Primusprimer on January 3, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Listens to glenn
Kinda goes without saying!

angrymike on January 3, 2012 at 10:25 AM

No way am I tuning in and hearing Debbie Wasserman Schmutz screeching programmed nonsense for hours on end.

Scriptor on January 3, 2012 at 10:25 AM

You can’t join the MSM if you don’t provide someone distort, lie and be generally offensive. Political is making a big play and Debbie is ideal.

burt on January 3, 2012 at 10:26 AM

When she fell out of the ugly tree she hit every branch on the way down.

angrymike on January 3, 2012 at 10:21 AM

She may not be physically attractive, but she’s a beautiful person on the inside.

/

hoofhearted on January 3, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Prettier than a bucket of hog livers!

You have never compared the two carefully.

burt on January 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Weird thing is, when she first took on the DNC position, Obama described her as “cute,” and I vaguely recall thinking at the time that she was indeed cute.

Something has happened since then. I think it is similar to what happened to the little girl in the move The Exorcist, after Satan took up residence inside her.

Dextrous on January 3, 2012 at 10:31 AM

That girl’s wound tighter than the girdle of a baptist minister’s
wife at an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast.

As I said on Twitter Ed, they chose Nancy’s Mini-Me because she’s the left’s most annoying little ankle biter.

I won’t be watching Politico’s coverage, but I will be following her Twitter stream all day. Some of the responses she gets from people are hilarious.

Flora Duh on January 3, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Please. mommy, make her/it go away.

drowningpuppies on January 3, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Schultz ” I know nothing”

royzer on January 3, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Who are the other “special guests”? Michael Moore? Bill Maher? Janeane Garofalo?

LOL! You’re not kidding, Ed.

If you’re inclined to watch Debbie Downer’s analysis of a Republican caucus, presumably for the humor quotient . . .

She’s too annoying and dishonest to be humorous–kinda like most libtards.

It is a bit fascinating to study her zonked-out presence, though. Her articulation is outmeal-mouth precise. Her grooming, with the mayonaise hair gel, must require as much preparation as Linda Blair’s makeup for The Exorcist. But what’s really weird is that, when she blinks, her eyelids don’t move at the same rate. One eye closes before the other.

MisterElephant on January 3, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Debbie please make your selection. I’m sure you will find one you like in your price range.
http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j00OBPagtekYIbH/Hair-Brush-with-Colorful-Handle.jpg

diogenes on January 3, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Watching this sounds like a great assignment for Jazz Shaw. Once again, it looks like Jazz is going to have to lose his liver, so we don’t have to.

simkeith on January 3, 2012 at 10:43 AM

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