Andrea Mitchell Says 'Title IX Was So Important As I Was Growing Up' Despite Being 25 When Enacted

Andrea Mitchell had a delicious Al Gore "Look for the Union Label" moment on Wednesday's "Morning Joe."

In a discussion about famed Tennessee Volunteers women's basketball coach Pat Summitt's Alzheimer's revelation, Mitchell told the panel, "Title IX, you know, was so important as I was growing up" (video follows with transcript and commentary):


WILLIE GEIST: Andrea, Alzheimer's runs in her family. Her mother had this problem as well. But she says she will carry on through the season, says she’ll lean a little harder on some of her assistant coaches. And she basically said at points this season, she felt like things just weren't clicking right. So she went out to the Mayo clinic to get it checked out.

ANDREA MITCHELL: Well, she's handling this the way all of us fans, Pat Summitt fans, she's an icon for women in sports in particular. Title IX, you know, was so important as I was growing up.

Really? Well how can that be?

Mitchell was born on October 30, 1946. The amendment to Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that radically changed women's college sports was enacted on June 23, 1972.

As Mitchell was 25 at the time, it's impossible for this to have had an impact on her as she was growing up.

But that's okay. Liberals are famous for such exaggerations.

Recall how Democrat presidential nominee Al Gore, while speaking at a Teamsters Union rally in September 2000, said his mother used to sing the "Look for the Union Label" song to him when he was a child.

That was written in 1975 when Gore was 27.

Oh those wacky liberals.

(H/T NB reader Robert Holmgren)

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
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