Talk about embarrassing; during a C-SPAN segment featuring brothers Brad and Dallas Woodhouse, one of the callers turned out to be Mama Woodhouse, berating her sons for arguing.
Host Steve Scully announced that the next caller was “Joy” from Raleigh, N.C. “Hey! Somebody from down South!” said Dallas, the conservative brother.
“You’re right I’m from down South.” She replied. “And I am your mother.”
“Oh, God, it’s Mom,” he responded while putting his face in his hands.
“I disagree that all families are like ours. I don’t know many families that are fighting at Thanksgiving,” she said. “I’m very glad that this Thanksgiving, you two were supposed to go to your in-laws. I’m hoping you’ll have some of this out of your system when you come here for Christmas. I would really like a peaceful Christmas. And I love you both.”
Scully made sure to make it clear the call was completely unplanned. “Is this really your mother?” he asked. “She called in on the normal line.”
“I love you, Mom,” said Brad (the Democrat) at one point.
“And I love politics,” she replied, without missing a beat.
[h/t Washington Post]