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Did Claire McCaskill Grow Up in a Trailer Park?

From The Politico:

I mentioned a few days ago that Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill's mild affect masks a bit of a killer, and that she's perhaps the Obama campaign's deftest surrogate on the attack.

But I was still kind of amused by her brief interaction with Mitt Romney in the press file just now.

McCaskill was stepping out of her chair at the end of an MSNBC interview, and Romney was up next. She and a staffer unplugged her various wires, and she handed Romney the earpiece the guests use to hear the host.

"I spit on this before I put it in," she said to Romney, with a sweet smile.

UPDATE: Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom emails: "You should have seen what she did to the chair."

What a classless and rude woman, but she's so low rent I'm sure she doesn't realize how awful she made herself look. Ben Smith found it amusing? It doesn't take much to impress him, I see.

Hat tip: The Corner

Update: JFO was outraged and claimed that I insulted people who live in trailer parks by saying that they were all rude. No, JFO I didn't mean that literally. I was being facetious. When I wrote that headline, I was thinking of James Carville when he said this about Paula Jones and her lawsuit against President Clinton:

Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you'll find.

He claims he meant that about Gennifer Flowers, but the nastiness and arrogance is still the same.


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Comments (33)

I am really starting to lon... (Below threshold)
Candy:

I am really starting to long for the days when the Clintons were leaving the White House and took all of the keyboard "W's" along, and we were outraged.

The state of political disc... (Below threshold)
Eric:

The state of political discourse is steadily going downhill. But let's be honest this left will predominantly see this as a rah rah moment, and not as a rude gesture. Just like the right predominantly cheered Cheney when when he F bombed Leahy a few years ago.

No doubt a classless and ru... (Below threshold)
JFO:

No doubt a classless and rude gesture if true. But actually there's a more important issue here.

So, all people who live in trailer parks are classless and rude? Maybe you ought to look in the mirror re your little "classless and rude" headline.

Apparently no republican right wingers live in tailer parks. I guess most of them have 7 or so homes. Talk about class warfare Priestep.

The trailer park headline w... (Below threshold)
Candy:

The trailer park headline was clearly tongue-in-cheek, and I feel that we all know enough about Kim to know it was not meant to be rude. I tell my kids, when they leave the front door open, "What, do you live in a barn?"...I am not belittling barnyard creatures in the least.

I'm also quite sure most of us have a relative living in a GORGEOUS "trailer park" someplace in Florida.

Let's CHILLLLLLLLLL.

Candy, Please do not take J... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Candy, Please do not take JFO serious. He would have said and done the same thing to Romney. They are of the same ilk. ww

Just pat JFO on the head an... (Below threshold)

Just pat JFO on the head and give him his little juice box. That's his mental capacity.

I know the "O" stands for "... (Below threshold)
Candy:

I know the "O" stands for "Obama", but what are the "J" and the "F" for?

OH forget it - I figured it out....

"Jerks for Obama".

Candy,Haven't you ... (Below threshold)
Rance:

Candy,

Haven't you heard, the story about the stealing the "W" keys was a fabrication that was discredited long ago? Ari Fleischer has admitted in interviews that he knew it wasn't true but he didn't bother to correct the perception that the Clinton staff had trashed the White House on the way out the door.


What's the difference betwe... (Below threshold)

What's the difference between a tornado and a Arkansas divorce? (Either way, someone's losing a trailer!)

I found it very interesting... (Below threshold)
Imhotep:

I found it very interesting for McCaskill to be lecturing Fox News on TAXES. Ms. McCaskill had some tax problems of her own not too long ago and I found her hilarious to be telling other taxpayers what was appropriate to be paying.

Hipocrit.

"So, all people who live... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

"So, all people who live in trailer parks are classless and rude?"

You're right, JFO. You know how right wingers just think those people are bitter, clinging to thier guns, religion, & animosity towards other races.

Oh wait..

Thanks for clarifying that ... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Thanks for clarifying that Priestep...glad you did.

H

McCaskill is an utter bafoo... (Below threshold)

McCaskill is an utter bafoon, which is ok, because it is just a reflection of the true nature of the minions of ObamaNation...

Good point about her having issues with taxes, as well as a very messy divorce (first husband murdered under very mysterious circumstances in Missouri), plus a re-marraige to notorious businessman!!! (supposedly she is worth between 15 to 30 million dollars; only beat Talent by 3% in a bad Rep year)

As always, keep it classy Obamunists...

McCaskill is a disgusting e... (Below threshold)
fg:

McCaskill is a disgusting excuse for a human being.

"I spit on this be... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:
"I spit on this before I put it in," she said to Romney, with a sweet smile.

Claire McCaskill... Porn star?

Why would she spit on the e... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

Why would she spit on the earpiece before she put it in her own ear anyway?

Perfect response for Romney... (Below threshold)

Perfect response for Romney: "Well, I guess I should get tested for rabies, then"...

The Ben Smith article has b... (Below threshold)
max:

The Ben Smith article has been updated.

"McCaskill spokeswoman Maria Speiser says the exchange began when Romney said, 'You don't have an ear infection, do you?' and that McCaskill was joking back in response."

More proof that wingnuts have no sense of humor.

SoG - "Claire McCaskill... (Below threshold)
marc:

SoG - "Claire McCaskill... Porn star?"

*RETCH* - no thanks to you but the image stuck in my head rivals... well, not sure it has a rival.

max - "More proof that wingnuts have no sense of humor."

Which wingnuts would those be? Surely you don't mean to imply any would get past "screening" at MSNBC's looneyfarm without a through delicing.

However, now that you have posted an update all us "wingnuts" can in fact laugh at the exchange.

Happy now?

FAT chance!

More proof that wi... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
More proof that wingnuts have no sense of humor.

max, you didn't laugh at number 9? Your "proof" is selective, I see.

Guests have to share earpie... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

Guests have to share earpieces? Ugh.

Just a point... she said sh... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Just a point... she said she spit on it before putting it in her own ear. Most likely some gross attempt to lube it. Had she intended to do it maliciously, she would have done it after taking it out, not before putting it in.

Lefty worlds of denial and ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Lefty worlds of denial and justification tickle me. ww

LaMedusa, that joke was fun... (Below threshold)
max:

LaMedusa, that joke was funny the first seven hundred times I heard it. Now all I can muster is a wry grin.

Now the Carville line was funny. He may be a complete douchebag, but the guy's funny.

My point was that hardcore rightists can't readily recognize humor, and get caught up in rightous indignation without considering context. But, in all fairness, hardcore leftists have the same problem. Basically, anyone who puts ideology above all else tend to be humorless jerks. Kinda like Willie here.

My point was that hardcore ... (Below threshold)
maggie:

My point was that hardcore rightists can't readily recognize humor, and get
caught up in righteous indignation without considering context. But, in all
fairness, hardcore leftists have the same problem. Basically, anyone who
puts ideology above all else tend to be humorless jerks. Kinda like max
here.

Touche

Ouch maggie, you really put... (Below threshold)
max:

Ouch maggie, you really put me in my place. Everyone see what she did there? She put my name in place of Willies. That is sooooo clever. Touche indeed. I wither before your superior wit.

That or you just proved my point.

BTW, do you have links for that?

Sure. Here you go.<a... (Below threshold)
maggie:
The first seven hundred tim... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

The first seven hundred times? Was that a contest or something to see how long it takes you to understand the joke?

I wither before your superior wit.
Seven hundred times over.
See, now that was kinda fun... (Below threshold)
max:

See, now that was kinda funny, maggie. I'm impressed.

LaMedusa, not so much.

LaMedusa, not so m... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
LaMedusa, not so much.

Heh.

"But, in all fairness, h... (Below threshold)

"But, in all fairness, hardcore leftists have the same problem. Basically, anyone who puts ideology above all else tend to be humorless jerks."

Oh, you mean like this?

Claire WHO? and what crappy... (Below threshold)
Knightbrigade:

Claire WHO? and what crappy state does she represent?

and....JFO lives in a trailer park?!!!!

What an insult to trailer p... (Below threshold)
Thomas Jackson:

What an insult to trailer parks. Claire has many of the characteristics of a dog, except loyalty and intelligence, hence I assume she grew up in some animal shelter for ranbid and dangerous creatures.




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