Democratic National Committee Senior Communications Advisor Brad Woodhouse speaks during a news conference Aug. 6, 2008.
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‘Oh god, it’s mom’: Pundit sons get C-SPAN surprise


Sick of partisan political bickering? So is Joy from North Carolina. Only she’s tired of hearing it from her sons.

On Tuesday’s episode of “Washington Journal,”  brothers Brad Woodhouse and Dallas Woodhouse, political strategists from opposing sides, were on the C-SPAN show to discuss “Woodhouse Divided,”  a documentary about their political lives. That is, until they received a call from a “caller from down South” who took their claim that all families fight about politics during the holidays very personally.

“Oh god, it’s mom,” Dallas Woodhouse says, dropping his head into his hand. 

Joy says she was happy her sons spent Thanksgiving with their in-laws because she is fed up with their bickering. “I’m hoping you’ll have some of this out of your system when you come here for Christmas,” she warned. “I would really like a peaceful Christmas and I love you both.”

Brad Woodhouse is president of American Bridge, a Democratic opposition research organization, and Dallas Woodhouse is president of Carolina Rising, a conservative political organization based in North Carolina. 

While Joy’s call was apparently unplanned, host Steve Scully didn’t waste the opportunity to ask her what it’s been like raising pundit sons. “It hasn’t been easy!” she exclaims.

Let this be a lesson to you: You’re never too old or too important to get a talking to from your mama.