Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Is She Really That Stupid? - UPDATED

CNBC's Maria Bartiromo, a money pundit staple who also has her own weekend Wall Street craptacular show (or at least did, I haven't seen any ads for it lately) was on MSNBC today with Carlos Watson and Rep. Anthony Weiner discussing health care of all things. Why they would have a money person on to discuss something out of their comfort zone, I have no idea.

Well, Bartiromo does her best to show the world that she has absolutely no clue what she's talking about. When Weiner confronts her with the fact that 40% of the population is already on current government run health care, including Medicare recipients, she scoffs and asks if Medicare is so good, "how come you don't have it? How come you're not on it?"
Uh, Maria... you have to be 65 years old. Shhh... it's a secret, so don't tell anyone, okay?
Watch the clip. It's head-banging-into-a-brink-wall delicious.

Adding... Ezra Klein was on remote as part of the debate and added part of the transcript to his blog.

UPDATE (9/2/09 3:20pm): Matt Taibbi's interaction with Bartiromo.

1 comment:

NowhereMan said...

I was surprised countdown had it on their show!Yeah take financial advise from this stupid twit.Maybe next time they will use Jim creamer's health care expertise.