Did you notice the embarrassingly comical manner in which Betsy DeVos conducted herself at her confirmation hearing earlier this week? Yeah, me neither. I watched portions of the grilling and thought DeVos handled herself with grace and fielded questions intelligently.
Apparently, the writers at the “Tonight Show” tuned into a parallel universe version of the hearings. I base this on the crude and buffoonish caricature of DeVos that they conjured up for last night’s show.
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The education secretary was played by someone named Jo Firestone, who I am told is a comedienne by trade. In the bit, which runs a little over 3 minutes (making it 3 minutes too long), DeVos is portrayed as a ditz who can’t pronounce her own name or the name of the cabinet role she was just asked to assume.
Here’s the head-scratching video: