The Day Greta Van Susteren (Probably) Became Weaselmomma’s BFF

My partner-in-crime, Weaselmomma, had a Skype chat last night with Greta Van Susteren from “On the Record” on Fox News.

How did this happen? I’m sure she’ll probably post about that, but if I didn’t know the story and had to guess, I’d guess that Weaselmomma sent Greta a few fan letters, some baked goods, and quite possibly a case of Coors Light, asking if she wanted to come to the Weasel house for dinner the next time “On the Record” does a Chicago show. I’d guess that Greta was charmed by Weaselmomma’s nouveau-Midwestern hospitality yet a little scared by her South Philly heritage, and she got on the horn yesterday, asking her to cease and desist. Eventually, about 5 minutes into the conversation and after appearances by no less than three Weasel children, Greta realized that Weaselmomma is a lovely person after all, and when Mr. Weasel called during their conversation, the sight of Weaselmomma trying to get him off the phone “because I’m talking to Greta Van Susteren right now!” (YES, this really happened!) was so adorable, that she decided to visit the weasels for Thanksgiving.

Okay, maybe not. But anyway, watch the video below, as Weaselmomma hits the big time. Watch the entire thing; you won’t be able to stop smiling. Also, I have to note, because I am Weaselmomma’s faithful friend, that Greta spoke to her for TWICE AS LONG as the other viewer she Skyped with yesterday. Neener neener!

My turn to “ride your coattails” for a while, my friend! 🙂



  • WeaselMomma

    Your back story is much more fun and interesting than reality. I think I'll just choose to remember your version of events in the future. As soon as Greta eats the scrumptious meal that I am making for Thanksgiving, she will be begging for a Christmas invite too.

  • Kat

    Fun.But Fox? FOX? FOX News???? And why the heck has Greta got that whole Nancy Grace vibe going???News peeps in the US gimme the creeps.

  • Wineplz

    WTG Weaselmama! that's awesome! I don't catch Greta as often as I'd like to, but when I do, I'm always glad I did. If I had known this, I would've called into the Bill Bennett show to talk to her and remind her of her nifty convo with you!

  • Daddy Files

    Greta Van Susteren???? NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Help me, there's a ridiculously conservative talking head masquerading as an actual news person!

    But good for WM getting some exposure.

  • Michelle

    I still think this is hilarious — especially that (ahem) no fewer than three weasels were interrupting. Isn't she adorable? 🙂

  • Sue

    Very cool!

    Where was the SuburbanWow plug? Or Paula Deen?

    Way to go Barb. Very cool how you dragged her in from one room to the other.

    Maybe I have to start stalking news people to promote my blog!!!

  • Joeprah

    Rock on! That is too cool. You are such a great friend for putting this up. WM FTW. I am surprised though, that Greta actually was able to get a word in with WM and that she was able to stop the Skype session so quickly–both are things I can't seem to do. 😀