CNN's Beck mimed Hillary Clinton shaving her face

››› ››› BRIAN LEVY

On the December 17 edition of his CNN Headline News show, host Glenn Beck interviewed Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) senior fellow Chris Horner, who referred to senators "who see a president in the mirror when they shave in the morning." Beck responded by inquiring about Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), asking: "Does that include Hillary? Does she shave? ... Does that include Hillary? Does she -- I mean, she -- she shaves her legs. I'm just saying." After Horner said, "Now who's being naïve?" Beck -- while jutting out his lower jaw and miming shaving his face -- said: "I can see her in there. 'Gimme a pack of Kool cigarettes, will ya?' "

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Horner responded: "OK, Glenn. Yeah, in the white -- in the white muscle T-shirt. I see it, too." He then told Beck: "Let's move on."

As Media Matters for America has noted, Beck has previously called Clinton the "Antichrist" and a "stereotypical bitch."

From the December 17 edition of CNN Headline News' Glenn Beck:

BECK: This is one of the most -- this is one of the most amazing things I've ever heard. First of all, we're going to agree to agree to meet sometime in the future. And it sounds like a comedy show, unless you hear [former Vice President] Al Gore give that speech where he just chastises us and says in two years things will be different and you'll have us then. Please tell me that you don't think that's true. Please.

HORNER: I don't think it's true for the following reasons: we remember history as much as Mr. Gore is trying to revise it. When he gave his PowerPoint presentation before a group I attend in Washington on Wednesdays, he said essentially the same thing. And I challenged him and reminded him that it was -- it's true, the Clinton administration did agree to Kyoto and they did sign it, though our media can't seem to get that right. Bush never un-signed it. He said mean things about it; that doesn't matter. They signed it on November 12, 1998, which is all the permission the Senate needs under our Constitution. Read Article 2, Section 2, and Article 1, Section 5. So the Senate could vote on these things. And Gore knows this.

And you'll notice that no senator, including those who see a president in the mirror when they shave in the morning, has tried to move Kyoto through the Foreign Relations Committee or to the floor. I admit that Bush hasn't asked them --

BECK: OK. Does that include Hillary? Does she shave?

HORNER: So, in other words -- I'm sorry?

BECK: Does that include Hillary? Does she -- I mean, she -- she shaves her legs. I'm just saying.

HORNER: Now who's being naïve?

BECK: I can see her in there. [makes shaving motion on his face] Gimme a pack of Kool cigarettes, will ya?

HORNER: OK, Glenn. Yeah, in the white -- in the white muscle T-shirt. I see it too.

BECK: Yeah, is she -- is she --

HORNER: Let's move on.

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