At a press conference this morning, Luke Russert, numbnuts extraordinaire, asked Nancy Pelosi whether she is too old to be House Minority Leader:
Nancy Pelosi got a little bit heated with Luke Russert Wednesday when the young NBC News reporter suggested at a press conference that it might be time for her to pass the baton on to younger leaders. The California Democrat had just announced her intention to stay on as House minority leader.
“Your colleagues privately say that your decision to stay on prohibits the party from having a younger leadership,” Russert told Pelosi in a room packed with reporters. “What’s your response?”
A group of female lawmakers standing behind the Democratic leader immediately began to boo and heckle Russert. One woman shouted “discrimination” at him several times.
“Oh, you’ve always asked that question,” Pelosi sarcastically said to Russert, after a pause. “Except to Mitch McConnell.” McConnell, who is the minority leader of the Senate, is 70 years old. Pelosi is 72 years old.
Needless to say, House Democratic women were none too pleased with Baby Luke, and they let it show:
I’ll be holding my breath waiting for Luke Russert to ask Mitch McConnell or Harry Reid whether they’re too old to lead.
I’ll also be holding my breath waiting for someone to explain why Nancy Pelosi should step aside to make room for Steny Hoyer, who is older than she is.