‘Jackassery’ in the Senate

Senator Ben Sasse (Republican of Nebraska), during today’s confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson:

I think we should recognize that the jackassery we often see around here is partly because of people mugging for short-term camera opportunities.

I’ve been using jackassery here on DF for close to 20 years, and I’m still looking at red underscores each time I do. Let’s get this splendid, indispensable word into the dictionary.

(It’s really quite a keen observation by Sasse about the effect of televising Congressional hearings, too. Watch the whole video.)

Wednesday, 23 March 2022