Host plays Nancy Pelosi in Fox News’ New Year’s skit: ‘I’m in touch with the regular little stinky dirt people’

Fox Business Network, and occasional Fox News host, Kennedy paired up with Pete Hegseth to co-host the network’s “All American New Year” live from Times Square and she did a hilarious impression of soon-to-be House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who jetted off to Hawaii for Christmas amid the partial government shutdown.

“A lot of people are upset I took such a lavish vacation but I tell you, my suite was only $5,000 a night,” Kennedy said in character. “You know what I call that? Crumbs. I call it crumbs.”


“A lot of people think I’m out of touch, so I came up with a little game to show you how in touch I am with the regular little stinky dirt people,” she told Hegseth.

The game is that the faux Pelosi, hailing from wine country in San Francisco, is given three glasses of “swill,” aka really bad wine, and she guesses what each one is.

The goal is to prove she is a “woman of the people.”

She nails the first two samples before co-host Pete Hegseth springs a surprise on her.

“I have to warn you, this last one is a wild card. It’s a surprise,” Hegseth said.

“I can smell it. I can smell it,” the fake Pelosi countered, as she takes a big drink. “Pete, I haven’t had something this delicious since my honeymoon. Pete, I don’t think I know what it is.”

“It is the blood of freshman Democrats that you will bring to heel,” he goes on to tell her.

“What! It’s a little warm and salty. I think I like it. I think I like tasting their blood,” she replied, as she’s overcome with romantic notions toward Hegseth, imploring him to show her how “Army-strong” he is.

Desperate to change the topic, he asked the Pelosi character about her legislative priority for 2019.

“I’m glad you asked,” she tells him. “The legislative docket is like a kidney stone. We will see it when we pass it. We have to pass it first and then we will see it.”

That being a play on Pelosi’s infamous response to passing Obamacare without having time to read the bill, where she insisted, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

Tom Tillison


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