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'Oh god, it's mom.' Squabbling political siblings both lose to mom during live CSPAN program

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Posted at 9:41 AM, Dec 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-17 19:00:28-05

Have you ever been embarrassed by your mother? How about while you were live on cable TV?

Two brothers on the opposite side of the political spectrum were guests of a CSPAN program to talk about their new documentary on bipartisanship when a surprise caller derailed their debate. 

"Oh god, it's mom," Dallas Woodhouse quickly realized, putting his head into his hands.

"I'm your mother, and I disagree that all families are like ours. I don't know many families that are fighting at Thanksgiving," she says.

Steven Scully, moderator of the Washington Journal, asked, "Is this really your mother?"

Dallas, a Democrat, and Brad Woodhouse, a Republican, both confirm that it is.

"I was very glad that this Thanksgiving was the year you were supposed to go to your in-laws, and I'm hoping you'll have some of this out of your system by the time you come here for Christmas," she continues.

Later, Scully reassures the audience that this call was not planned and that Ms. Woodhouse called in on the same line any other viewer could use.

Scully asked her, "What's it like to raise these two boys?"

"It hasn't been easy," she replied. 

See the full-length video on CSPAN.