No matter how high you climb in life, you can never outrun the love, the influence, and yes, even the scorn of your mother.
Something that used to lend television and radio a sense of thrill and excitement to watch and listen to years ago is still present on CSPAN: live calling.
Much to the chagrin of two sibling pundits – one Democrat and one Republican – their mother took advantage of the live call in segment on a CSPAN interview to berate her two sons for bickering about politics as much as they do. Brad and Dallas Woodhouse were fielding questions on CSPAN recently when they heard this admonishing tone come over the line after Republican Dallas Woodhouse said, “Hey, somebody from down South!”
You’re right I’m from down South, and I’m your mother.
Before she could even finish, Dallas Woodhouse lowered his head and said:
Oh God, it’s mom.
That’s likely a pretty universal feeling we’ve all had at one point in our lives, if not several. As much as we can relate, it’s certainly something that can give us all a bellyful of laughter this holiday season, especially when you’ve heard what Ms. Joy Woodhouse has to say. And haven’t we all wished at one time or another that someone’s mother would just swoop in and take some of these pundits by the ear and send them to their rooms?
Apparently, the North Carolina elderly mother was unhappy hearing her boys say that most families are like them – fighting over politics during the holidays.
To that, Ms. Woodhouse had this to say:
And I disagree that all families are like ours. I don’t know many families that are fighting at Thanksgiving.
Throughout their mother’s dressing down, the two pundits are visibly embarrassed, chuckling and hiding behind their hands as they humorously field their mother’s call.
You can then hear host of the segment Steve Scully ask the pundits:
Is this really your mother?
To that, both pundits nod affirmation and Dallas replies:
This is our mom.
Joy Woodhouse continued:
I was very glad that this Thanksgiving was a year that you two were supposed to go to your in-laws. And I’m hoping you’ll have some of this out of your system when you come here for Christmas.
Let us all be thankful for the Joy CSPAN has brought us this holiday season.