Quick with a quip Stephanie Rhule ad libed the best Kari Lake put-down
and has a delightful exchange with Gov-elect Wes Moore from Maryland
I was watching in bed last night and I was dozing off so I missed a great ad lib about Kari Lake. It wasn't until I saw the story about it on RAWSTORY this morning that I played the video (here).
The quip comes just before three minutes on the video.
Here's the ad lib in context:
Ruhle wondered if Lake would be flying to Mar-a-Lago to appear at the event with Trump. (guest Tim) Miller recalled that many of the Lake supporters were saying that she was on the VP train and would likely end up in consideration for Trump's running mate.
"She can be the VP of catering services at Mar-a-Lago," quipped Ruhle.
This begs the question as to whether Lake even would have the chops to be VP of catering at Mar-a-Lago. It may be a job beyond her capabilities.
Now let me praise Stephanie Ruhle who I consider to be the best regular evening MSNBC host since Rachel Maddow left.
Ruhle breaks the stereotype of a financial expert nerd. She was a drastic personality change from Brian Williams who she replaced at The 11th Hour.
She is an incisive interviewer who rarely goes through a show without interjecting a witticism. She is not shy about expressing her own opinions.
I've seen her confront an evasive interview subject with one or another version of an eyebrow raised version of "oh come on, you don't really believe what you're saying" which conveys "you've got to be shitting me" quite clearly.
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Last night she delighted in watching Wes Moore, the amiable governor-elect of Maryland who won an overwhelming victory, masterfully handle her when she wouldn't relent in pressing him on aspirations for higher office when he gave stock answers about only thinking about what he wanted to do for Maryland as governor. I can see her thinking "I'm going to have some fun with this man" who she clearly was impressed with
She knew what he was doing and that he could easily have demurred and said that he was only human and sometimes had thoughts about how his political life would develop long term. Truth is that he would make a great candidate for the Senate, president or vice president as he proves himself as a highly effective governor even a decade from now.
About Stephanie Ruhle from Wikipedia:
- She is a graduate of Lehigh University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in international business.
- Prior starting her journalism career at joining Bloomberg News, Ruhle spent 14 years working in the finance industry.
- She's Senior Business Analyst for NBC News and was one of three Bloomberg reporters who broke the story of the London Whale, identifying the trader behind the 2012 JPMorgan Chase trading loss.
- She founded the Corporate Investment Bank (CIB) Women's Network and co-chaired the Women on Wall Street (WOWS) steering committee.
- In 2003, Ruhle joined Deutsche Bank as a credit salesperson covering hedge funds. She ended her eight-year career there as a managing director in Global Markets Senior Relationship Management.
- While at Deutsche Bank, Ruhle founded the Global Market Women's Network to help women move into leadership roles at the company.