This Viral Video Shows What Kellyanne Conway Was Up To When She Was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Age
This week, Kellyanne Conway went after rising star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) by denigrating her age and intelligence, but a viral video of Conway at about the same age shows Conway satirizing her own empty brand of punditry in truly cringeworthy fashion.
In the clip above, posted to Twitter on Wednesday by yours truly, the then-Kellyanne Fitzpatrick croons an acapella ditty called “The Pundette Blues” that defies description.
The purpose of the clip was to demonstrate the comparative accomplishments of Ocasio-Cortez, who has become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, and Conway, who at Cortez’s age was head of a Republican polling firm called The Polling Company and a frequent TV guest.
Filmed in 1998 at the “DC’s Funniest Celebrity” contest, the song was preceded by a stand-up routine in which Conway lampooned women commentators like herself, who were then being called “pundettes” by the media.
“What’s the definition of a pundette? A lightweight lightweight,” Conway told the crowd, and rattled off a few misogynist quips reworked as “pundette” jokes, like “How many pundettes can you fit in a shower? I don’t know either they, keep slipping down the drain” and “What do you call 6 pundettes in a row? A wind tunnel.”
Nice work, if you can get it, but it’s not exactly being elected to Congress months after having worked as a bartender.
Conway’s musical stylings went viral, and prompted many Twitter users to wonder how they could unsee what they had just seen.
The good news is that if Kellyanne Conway ever wants to get back into the comedy biz, she’ll have lots of new material. That time may come sooner than she thinks.
Watch the clip above, via C-Span.
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