July 17, 2019

"What's your ethnicity?"

The best you can say about this is: awkward rhetorical move.



And let me close in on this part, a word salad with one edible nugget...



... she is tired.

Wearing quilted armor in 90° heat, Conway tries to deliver her lines. But the newsman won't do the dialogue. Of course he won't! Why would he respond to startling nosiness with personal information? The "What's your ethnicity?" was never going to work. So she plunges forward into her — scripted? — "sick and tired" incantation.

She's sweating profusely, but only below the face, which is, I'm guessing, sealed with the waterproof spackle of makeup.

ADDED: How to spackle your face:



You've heard of building the wall. Your face is a wall, and a good wall needs spackle.

52 comments:

rhhardin said...

It all shows how stupid the reporters are, as far as I can tell.

Try the quote from Bridge of Spies (2015)

Hoffman: Don't go "Boy Scout" on me. We don't have a rule book, here.
Donovan: You're Agent Hoffman, yeah?
H: Yeah.
D: German extraction.
H: Yeah, so?
D: My name's Donovan. Irish. Both sides, mother and father. I'm Irish, you're German. But what makes us both Americans? Just one thing. One, one, one.
The rule book. We call it the Constitution, and we agree to the rules, and that's what makes us Americans. It's all that makes us Americans so don't tell me there's no rule book; and don't nod at me like that, you son of a bitch.
H: Do we need to worry about you?
D: Not if I'm left alone to do my job.

Danno said...

Maybe air conditioning should be banned in DC and the surrounding VA and MD suburbs. Politics could take the summer off.

Mr. Forward said...

Holstein by way of Minneapolis Moline and Allis Chalmers. What’s yours?

MadisonMan said...

Hydrate people! Hydrate!

tim in vermont said...

I thought that ethnicity was a critical piece of information and no decision could be taken properly, no course of action could be adequately examined, and no person could be treated with due respect without knowing their ethnicity. How could it be “private”?

I guess the rules are what they are at any given time based on what gives Democrats maximum advantage.

tim in vermont said...

For instance, how am I supposed to know when to ditch my MAGA hat if I don’t know your ethnicity?

tim in vermont said...

How am I supposed to know if I should treat you like a little child who can’t handle stress, or a grown up debating partner if I don’t know your ethnicity?

Amadeus 48 said...

What is pillow talk like at the Conway house? Inquiring minds want to know.

I hope Vanity Fair, Daily Beast, National Enquirer, or HuffPo can sneak a reporter under their bed and get us the lowdown (professional tip: stay away from Fatso George's side of the bed).

E-spying is not fair! They have to get a reporter into the bedroom and under the bed to be credible.

Amadeus 48 said...

"For instance, how am I supposed to know when to ditch my MAGA hat if I don’t know your ethnicity?"

That's easy. You are never supposed to ditch your MAGA hat.

Fen said...

... she is tired.

First woman to run a Presidential campaign. And she pulls off the most stunning political upset in American history.

But that doesn't count for anything, because her uterus is Republican? SMH

Can you imagine if she was Democrat? Her face would be on every box of Wheaties.

Ann Althouse said...

"What is pillow talk like at the Conway house? Inquiring minds want to know."

I for one do not give a damn.

tim in vermont said...

"That's easy. You are never supposed to ditch your MAGA hat.”

I am talking about their rules, not ours. It’s their rules I can’t figure out.

Jamie said...

I'm so glad my left-leaning uterus has packed it in, ceding the field to the right-leaning rest of me! That thing was getting seriously annoying, with all its calls for Republicans who had no interest in it to keep out of it.

Hagar said...

Not the best comeback from Conway, but I don't expect her every thrust in the hurly-burly with hostile reporters to be on the mark.

And what do you do with Trump's tweet? I take it as a metaphorical reference to whatever country the members of "The Squad" have in their heads as opposed to the real U.S. here on earth.

Anyway, this tweet sure worked.

Amadeus 48 said...

"I for one do not give a damn."

I respect you for that, Althouse. I am being influenced by my AOL startup page, which includes a story every day about what anti-Trump thing George Conway has said.

On the other hand, you probably also don't give a damn about Demi Moore's Frozen Face Disaster or Luke Perry's Darkest Life Secrets.

dreams said...

"But the newsman won't do the dialogue. Of course he won't! Why would he respond to startling nosiness with personal information? The "What's your ethnicity?" was never going to work. So she plunges forward into her — scripted? — "sick and tired" incantation."

Liberals.

dreams said...

I'm predicting a landslide victory for Trump in 2020. Also, I predict that'll drive the crazy liberals even crazier.

Howard said...

She's the cure for premature ejaculation.

wendybar said...

Howard said...
She's the cure for premature ejaculation.
7/17/19, 7:12 AM

I beg to differ. Take a good look at Rosa DeLauro from Ct.






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Darrell said...

Ethnicity? Pfffffft!

What are your pronouns?

MayBee said...


I thought that ethnicity was a critical piece of information and no decision could be taken properly, no course of action could be adequately examined, and no person could be treated with due respect without knowing their ethnicity.


Interesting point. You can't fill out a survey or a government form without giving your ethnicity. Yet somehow it is inappropriate in discussions. An interesting quirk in American life.

Hagar said...

Any tweet that results in Steny Hoyer admonishing Nancy Pelosi on the House floor is a good tweet!

Swede said...

My ethnicity shall remain a mystery for the ages.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

Poor George.

dreams said...

"Interesting point. You can't fill out a survey or a government form without giving your ethnicity. Yet somehow it is inappropriate in discussions. An interesting quirk in American life."

Just depends on where you're coming from, Conway was speaking for the Trump administration.

Enlighten-NewJersey said...

I am sick and tired of “ the squad” too. They can go to hell or should I say back to hell, which is undoubtedly their place of origin.

Sprezzatura said...

So DJT was telling the gals to go back to the places where their races come from.

I'm sure this is a shock to Althouse.

Who knew that it's race-based when whites tell minorities to leave America and go back to the places that the minority races come from?

Supporting a racist POS = being a racist POS.

Math.

Koot Katmandu said...

HMM I seen it different. I seen someone hounding and badgering her over a silly issue? She got emotional and angry for sure but that is OK and looked real to me.

The only tweet that I seen that mentioned any race or color was the one from Pelosi? She specifically said white with the implication that a whiter america is not good. PDT did not mention any race or color. It is OK to attack White on the left.

The left has been allowed to link MAGA as racists. It is disgusting. I think most people outside the blue media zones see it like I do. The left has overplayed the race card and people are sick and Fing tired of it and PDT gets it.

Howard said...

Blogger Koot Katmandu said...

The left has been allowed to link MAGA as racists.


Allowed??? That's weak cuck-talk. You people serve up easy softballs over the meat of the plate and are astonished when they get blasted over the fence.

buwaya said...

"I for one do not give a damn"

I do. There is material there pertinent to the great theatrical work (what is it, a poetic epic? a drama? an operatic cycle? or that divine form we write down later and call history?) being performed before us. Here he has given us minor characters in a strange ironic drama (or is it a bit of comedy?) of their own.

The great playwright has chosen to give us a show, and such a show.

buwaya said...

It is war Howard.
A caste war being fought between mismatched sides, where one caste holds a massive material advantage. This advantage shows up in the volume of messaging.
One side can swing at whatever they like, the other hasn't got a bat.

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

"Wanna hear a knock-knock joke?"

"Sure, I'll start. Knock knock."

n.n said...

A nation, a country, a state, a community, perchance a family. What is the value of these administrative districts?

David Blaska said...

In Woody Allen's movie, "Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex .." the name of a game show (modeled after "What's My Line?" was "What is Your Perversion?"

Seeing Red said...

Darn it! Did the rule change again? I thought it was racist to ask where one is from.

Michael K said...

Howard is a troll and does not deserve attempts at argument. A relatively sane Ritmo.

walter said...

"Who knew that it's race-based when whites tell minorities to leave America and go back to the places that the minority races come from?"

Who knew reflexively characterizing the issue solely according to race is racist?
Certainly not S(h)itter.

Anonymous said...

Catty.

Howard said...

Blogger buwaya said...

It is war Howard.
A caste war being fought between mismatched sides, where one caste holds a massive material advantage. This advantage shows up in the volume of messaging.
One side can swing at whatever they like, the other hasn't got a bat.


This sounds hysterical and weak. Given the tools today, everyone has a megaphone.

Howard said...

Conway Twatty

wwww said...

Her husband published an op-ed in the WA Post, yesterday I think. The Conway marriage. Maybe they never mention politics at home.

bagoh20 said...

I know it's probably wishful thinking, but what would the left do if Trump wins decisively with the Electoral College and the popular vote? Would they self-reflect?

Yea, that's just not them. If murdering tens of millions of humans over a century of unmitigated failure doesn't sway your self-confidence, nothing will.

Nichevo said...

Who knew that it's race-based when whites tell minorities to leave America and go back to the places that the minority races come from?


Don't the squadettes have any white friends? Why not? That's rayciss.

bobby said...

I didn't see any stories about male bigshots and their facial makeup this week.

Just the stories about this woman.

So, so sexist . . .

rcocean said...

"Just one thing. One, one, one.
The rule book. We call it the Constitution, and we agree to the rules, and that's what makes us Americans. It's all that makes us Americans "

That's bullshit. Everything in Bridge of Spies was left-wing bullshit.

rcocean said...

Spielberg had the dumbest definition of patriotism. Somehow Hanks getting a Commie spy off on a legal technicality was what made America Great.

rcocean said...

I love how reporters are "objectively" always debating and attacking Trump. Did you notice how well behaved and sycophantic they were with Nancy. "Oh, what is your opinion on this, Nancy?" "Can you explain your feelings, Nancy?"

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Gahrie said...

This sounds hysterical and weak. Given the tools today, everyone has a megaphone.

Yeah, but Google, Facebook and Twitter mute the megaphones on the Right.

Amadeus 48 said...

It is the silly season in full swing.

Next up: a series on Nancy Pelosi's beauty regimen and a trip to Jerry Nadler's secret getaway spot.

Amadeus 48 said...

Also, an expose' on Donald Trump's pet dragon and his secret chamber of horrors.

Plus, an editorial in WaPoop recommending that Ivanka and Jared hire Jeffrey Epstein to tutor their daughter since that is obviously that kind of parents they are.

ADMIN said...

Disgusting memes