A discussion MSNBC’s Hardball became heated after Rep. Dick Armey seemed to reference Joan Walsh’s gender in a verbal attack. The two were debating the best way to stimulate the economy when Armey said, “I am so damn glad that you can never be my wife because I surely wouldn’t have to listen to that prattle from you everyday.”

In a later segment on the same show, New York Times columnist Bob Herbert called Armey’s remark sexist. “Dick Armey was so far out of line in the last segment with his sexist comments and he owes Joan Walsh and your viewers an apology,” said Herbert.

Chris Matthews, host of Hardball, eventually remarked that Armey’s comments were “overboard.”

This video is from MSNBC’s Hardball, broadcast Jan. 28, 2009.

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