Young Turks mock politicians’ high school yearbook photos

By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 9:18 EDT
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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) as pictured in his high school yearbook. Photo: Screenshot via YouTube.
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In a segment broadcast Tuesday, The Young Turks‘ Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian selected their favorite politicians’ high school yearbook photos, featured Tuesday in a post on BuzzFeed, and held them up for mockery as only Americans can.

On House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH): “God he looks creepy!” Cenk exclaimed. “Here’s the number of dates that guy had in high school: negative seven. Give him credit for losing some weight. Discredit for growing orange skin.”

On Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D): “Get it girl!” Ana said. “She looks beautiful there.”

On former Utah Governor John Huntsman (R): “Oh, this is unfortunate,” Cenk injected. “Huntsman. Oh man that hair sucks! Well, I guess it was Utah back in the day.”

On House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): “Is Nancy Pelosi 128-years-old?” Cenk asked. “That picture looks like it was taken in 1931. She’s like, ‘Well, I survived the depression and still got a nice haircut.’”

On former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R): “That’s the first picture of Mitt Romney I’ve seen where he isn’t obviously Mitt Romney,” Cenk said. “Every other picture, it looks like he’s a robot that has not aged. Makes you think he’s not human.”

On former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA): “Even back then he seemed like, ‘Um, guys, I don’t think we should have any fun,’” Cenk summarized.

On Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R): “This is the best one,” Cenk said. “This is the guy who turned into, ‘Let’s bash the unions!’ [...] You look at that — same thing with Boehner — and you get a sense of like, why they became the bitter, weird men that they are. That guy was so trying to be cool and wasn’t pulling it off.”

This video was published to YouTube on July 3, 2012.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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