And it’s not because she agrees with my politics: she doesn’t. Mom is a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat and Obama supporter. But we don’t fight over politics over the Thanksgiving or Christmas tables. Not coincidentally, my mother’s also someone who has never felt the need to embarrass and berate her children on CSPAN:
Brad and Dallas Woodhouse are now the champions of awkward CSPAN calls, after the politically divided brothers ended up taking a call from their mom.
She’d called to take issue with something her kids said on air: That the brothers’ political bickering — you see, one is liberal, and the other is conservative — is typical of most families. “I don’t know many families that are fighting at Thanksgiving,” she said. “I’m hoping you’ll have some of this out of your system when you come here for Christmas. I would really like a peaceful Christmas.”