Beck’s Sexist Reason For Ruling Out Palin-Beck Ticket: She’d Always Be ‘Yapping’ Like We’re ‘In The Kitchen’

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"Beck’s Sexist Reason For Ruling Out Palin-Beck Ticket: She’d Always Be ‘Yapping’ Like We’re ‘In The Kitchen’"

Glenn Beck In recent days, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has indicated that she may be open to a conservative presidential dream ticket in 2012: Palin-Beck (or Beck-Palin). “I can envision a couple of different combinations, if ever I were to be in a position to really even seriously consider running for anything in the future, and I’m not there yet,” Palin told Newsmax. “But Glenn Beck I have great respect for. He’s a hoot.” Fox and Friends plugged the idea yesterday morning and asked Palin whether she would run with Beck. She kept the door open, saying, “I don’t know. We’ll see, we’ll see.”

But just a few hours later on his radio show, Beck shot down the idea, saying he was “absolutely” ruling out a Palin-Beck ticket. He explained that if he had the number two job, Palin would always be “yapping” like they were in “the kitchen”:

BECK: I don’t think things are hoots. I don’t. I don’t think it’s a hoot. I would never use the word hoot, and I respectfully ask that every time my name is brought up she would stop using the word “hoot.” [...]

No, no I’m just saying — Beck-Palin, I’ll consider. But Palin-Beck — can you imagine, can you imagine what an administration with the two of us would be like? What? Come on! She’d be yapping or something, and I’d say, “I’m sorry, why am I hearing your voice? I’m not in the kitchen.”

Listen here:

A woman’s appropriate place on a presidential ticket, according to Beck, is in the number two spot. Otherwise, she should just “yap” away in a kitchen somewhere. Apparently, being a vice presidential running mate behind a woman is a serious challenge to Beck’s manhood.

When Newsweek ran a picture of Palin in a running outfit on its cover this month, Palin and many others criticized the magazine for being sexist. Beck joined the outrage, saying the “attack” on Palin was “dizzying” and “devastating.” He said Newsweek had reached “the highest of the lows” and added that the magazine now “sucks.”

Transcript:

BECK: Now Sarah Palin, is — she’s down in Florida, and Fox asked her this morning a couple of questions. Do you have both questions or just the one?

PAT: I have just the one.

BECK: Oh just the one, okay. Alright.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

CARLSON: Chances you’ll run on a ticket with Fox’s own Glenn Beck, as was reported earlier this week?

PALIN: I saw that, I saw that. I got a kick out of it, and he probably thought that was just a hoot too to hear such a thing.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

BECK: Okay, stop stop stop. I don’t think things are hoots. I don’t. I don’t think it’s a hoot. I would never use the word hoot and I respectfully ask that every time my name is brought up she would stop using the word “hoot.” (LAUGHTER)

COHOST: I think that’s a good safety tip.

BECK: I mean it’s a laugh, its funny, it’s ridiculous. You would say it’s ridiculous, because it is. It’s ridiculous. But I don’t think — please stop using the word hoot. [...]

BECK: Play the whole thing again.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

CARLSON: Chances you’ll run on a ticket with Fox’s own Glenn Beck, as was reported earlier this week?

PALIN: I saw that, I saw that. I got a kick out of it, and he probably thought that was just a hoot too to hear such a thing. Um, I don’t know. We’ll see, we’ll see.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

BECK: We’ll see, we’ll see.

CO-HOST: He probably thought it was a hoot, though, she was — she was talking about you.

BECK: Yeah, let me just put this rumor to rest cause she’s obviously — she hasn’t ruled — she obviously hasn’t ruled it out.

(CROSSTALK)

BECK: Did she not say, and I quote, “We’ll see, we’ll see.” So she clearly hasn’t ruled it out.

CO-HOST: She said it twice, she reiterated it.

BECK: So while she’s considering it, I just want make it very — You’re such a jerk.

CO-HOST: What?

BECK: I’m sure she finds this a hoot. So while she’s still considering it — “we’ll see, we’ll see” — I just want her to know, I’m ruling it out.

CO-HOST: Really?

BECK: A Palin-Beck ticket — I’m absolutely ruling out.

CO-HOST: Oh God, not this again. Please can we not?

BECK: Please can we not? (CROSSTALK) No, no I’m just saying — Beck-Palin, I’ll consider. But Palin-Beck — can you imagine, can you imagine what an administration with the two of us would be like? What? Come on! She’d be yapping or something, and I’d say, “I’m sorry, why am I hearing your voice? I’m not in the kitchen.”

CO-HOST: You’d you have to live up to evil conservative stereotypes, you’d have no choice but to do so.

BECK: I’d have to.

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