I twatted about this earlier today when it happened, but this video deserves another showing. Today on MSNBC, Maria Bartiromo, one of CNBC's resident "financial experts," was debating Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) on healthcare, and Weiner was making the simple point that we already have government-run healthcare in this country, they call it "Medicare," and it's extremely good, and popular. Maria Bartiromo decided to just cold nail Weiner with what she imagined would be the best comeback since "I know you are but why am I on MSNBC talking about money again?", and asked Rep. Weiner, "Well, if you love Medicare so much, then why don't you marry it omg lol?"
02 September 2009
No. But she asked why Rep. Weiner wasn't on Medicare, if he, you know, loves it so much omg lol.
Perhaps because the congressman is, um, only 45, and Medicare (big program, been around for years, Maria) is, um, for the olds.
Maria's response: "Yeah, come on."