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Former Pete staffer destroys Jon Lovett over PodSaveAmerica interview, Chasten approves

Chasten liked Stefan's tweet: "Making jokes about and/or using sexual innuendo with a cabinet secretary is gross. And it’s something that happens a lot more with queer candidates."

Stefan also tweeted: "Pete’s being treated differently because he’s a gay man and we should name that, even if it’s a gay man doing it. Nobody is making quips about the size of the “foreign aid packages 😉” with the Secretary of State. It’s a level of forced intimacy that’s frankly gross."

Stefan then privated his account.

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by Anonymousreply 48November 24, 2022 8:42 AM

Jon Lovett slaps back:

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by Anonymousreply 1June 12, 2021 6:14 AM

You mean "responds", right?

by Anonymousreply 2June 12, 2021 6:43 AM

I just listened to it. Don't see what the big deal was.

by Anonymousreply 3June 12, 2021 7:56 PM

Sycophants are always pathetic. And, Chasten desperately needs to get a life and identity of his own. You need a thick skin to make it in politics

by Anonymousreply 4June 12, 2021 8:14 PM

Chasten should tweet “watching Annie Hall tonight.”

by Anonymousreply 5June 12, 2021 8:19 PM

The name of the episode was "Does Size Matter? (with Pete Buttigeig)." Sorry, that's just trashy and disrespectful.

by Anonymousreply 6June 12, 2021 8:28 PM

Jon Lovett tweeted: "Oh, no. You will probably HATE this t-shirt we made about Beto."

What did the Beto t-shirt say?

by Anonymousreply 7June 12, 2021 9:36 PM

Annelle, you gotta lighten up.

Honestly, I have lived too many decades and this is definitely the weirdest, touchiest and most joyless.

by Anonymousreply 8June 12, 2021 9:41 PM

Isn't Jon Lovett the fat ass who's married to Satchel?

by Anonymousreply 9June 12, 2021 9:42 PM


by Anonymousreply 10June 12, 2021 9:44 PM

R7 it was a joke

by Anonymousreply 11June 12, 2021 9:45 PM

R1 huge difference in just being a respectful person with tact and “worshipping”

by Anonymousreply 12June 12, 2021 9:46 PM

For R7:

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by Anonymousreply 13June 12, 2021 9:53 PM

Espero que sì, r13. Gracias.

by Anonymousreply 14June 12, 2021 9:56 PM

I listened to it too. While it was no big deal, Lovett's jokes just didn't land and he kept forcing them. He can't "read the room" for shit, as they say, and it was a wee bit cringey. Pete Buttigieg is a total nerd and sort of doesn't roll on that frequency. That said, his Lucille Bluth response to Lovett was perfect.

by Anonymousreply 15June 12, 2021 10:07 PM

Jon Lovett can be smart and thoughtful when he wants to be, but he does have a tendency to act like an immature ass during the "Pod Save America" podcasts. It's the main reason I stopped listening.

by Anonymousreply 16June 12, 2021 10:07 PM

R9, yes -- which probably explains why his mind always veers towards sex scandal and sexual innuendo.

by Anonymousreply 17June 12, 2021 10:08 PM

Totally agree with R15's review. Spot on.

by Anonymousreply 18June 12, 2021 10:11 PM

Lovett is right. Politicians are not sacred cows. That said his jokes were not funny.

by Anonymousreply 19June 12, 2021 10:54 PM

I thought Lovett was hilarious back in the day but I hate that he's turned into a right-wing troll.

by Anonymousreply 20June 12, 2021 11:37 PM

Pete had better watch out. Mia may get mad and order Dylan to remember him and Chasten sticking Ken heads up her personals and have Ronan win another Pulitzer over it.

Lovett, of course, is Mama Mia's Good Boy's fiancé/husband.

Mia hates Lovett for taking her boy away from her but she's back to playing Irish Matriarch again and in-laws are blood-adjacent. Good enough for a dirty fight based on nothing but lunacy.

by Anonymousreply 21June 13, 2021 12:15 AM


by Anonymousreply 22June 17, 2021 2:21 AM

I thought it was the real Jon Lovett.

by Anonymousreply 23June 17, 2021 2:25 AM

Why hasn't Ronan married Jon yet?

by Anonymousreply 24June 17, 2021 2:25 AM

Why hasn’t Chasten got a job yet?

by Anonymousreply 25June 17, 2021 2:27 AM

Why haven’t Chasten and Pete adopted kids yet?

by Anonymousreply 26June 17, 2021 2:27 AM

I agree with the criticism. Buttigieg is stodgy and stiff and he's not the right kind of person to fling those sorts of comments at and expect him to answer, not to mention that he's an ambitious Democrat politician and we have seen the party take down Howard Dean for howling on the radio and Al Franken for making a sexual joke, among so many others. It's not right to put Buttigieg in such an awkward position. He agreed to do the show but I listened not knowing what to expect and I was really put off by the interviewer.

And yes, there's some irony in that he is Satchel's partner given that Satchel destroys the careers of men who sexually harass people on the job while pairing off with a man who sexually harasses people on the job.

by Anonymousreply 27June 17, 2021 2:29 AM

Chasten is so trashy to be getting into Twitter wars

by Anonymousreply 28June 17, 2021 2:33 AM

Chasten sadly is basically jumped up white trash. Pete, the son of a college professor, ivy league graduate, hawt veteran, married down cause he married the first guy who showed real interest.

by Anonymousreply 29June 17, 2021 12:37 PM

That's kind of contradiction. If he was so pedigreed, why did he settle for marrying down? Or what created the need?

by Anonymousreply 30June 17, 2021 12:51 PM

People here are saying Buttigieg married down after Buttigieg fielded a weird interview with Jon Lovett, a former political operative who apparently thinks he is Howard Stern. Do you guys really think it's not strange that a former speechwriter for Obama was so informal and sexually explicit in an interview with the US Secretary of Transportation? Does both of them being gay mean that the interview had to get graphic? This is one of those things I still don't like about being gay—in everyday life, ONLY gay men are asked things like "are you a top or a bottom?" in any setting, including at work and in media interviews. Imagine any interviewer asking any appointee about sex. It's fucking weird.

And with all the talk about marrying down, can we talk about the elephant in the room? Wealthy son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen with a doctorate from Oxford, a JD from Yale, a Pulitzer Prize for reporting that sent a mogul to prison for life for serially raping women, and a bestselling book is engaged to...a podcast host and former speechwriter who seems to be on the spectrum and awkwardly interviews people with 'humor' that misses the mark every time. Satchel is *really* marrying down, and he should realize that Jon is not the only person on Earth who would love him despite his tiny hands and T-Rex arms.

by Anonymousreply 31June 17, 2021 1:05 PM

Lovett crossed a line IMHO. Pete is plenty capable of being self effacing and has a good sense of humor but public officials shouldn't be goaded into immature dick jokes. Lovett tried that shit with Obama, you know what the outcry would be. It's time for the gays to understand that sexual freedom can include a little dignity.

by Anonymousreply 32June 17, 2021 1:37 PM

We can't destroy the masters house with the masters tools, R32.

Or some such.

by Anonymousreply 33June 17, 2021 1:57 PM


Ronan Farrow's fiancé: So, Pete, are you a top or a bottom? Is Chasten really chaste? Do you like felching? Are you into fourways? Can Ronan suck Pete's dick while we watch?


by Anonymousreply 34June 17, 2021 2:01 PM

At least, Lovett actually works for a living.

by Anonymousreply 35June 17, 2021 2:04 PM

I thought they were talking about Jon Lovitz.

Unsurprisingly, Jon Lovitz is also under attack!

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by Anonymousreply 36June 17, 2021 3:08 PM

He's one of four hosts on a weekly podcast, R35, pretty sure he's living off of Ronan's money rather than the fruits of his own labor...

by Anonymousreply 37June 17, 2021 3:11 PM

R37 = Chasten

by Anonymousreply 38June 17, 2021 3:13 PM

Other than Pete all the gays mentioned in this thread are butt ugly.

by Anonymousreply 39June 17, 2021 3:22 PM


Been searching for stuff about Lovett since I started subscribing to Pod Save America. Didn’t realize that he was so reviled. He can be funny, if a little condescending. I prefer the other hosts, especially Jon Favreau. Isn’t there an actor who has the same name?

by Anonymousreply 40November 23, 2022 3:41 PM

^ above. What was Pete’s “Lucille Bluth” retort?

by Anonymousreply 41November 23, 2022 3:55 PM

r41 When Lovett asked Pete if there's any sexual tension between him and Senator Amy Klobuchar, Pete responded by saying that he doesn't understand the question and he won't answer it.

by Anonymousreply 42November 24, 2022 2:53 AM

Leave Jon Lovitz alone!

by Anonymousreply 43November 24, 2022 4:16 AM

Who are any of the people mentioned in this thread?

by Anonymousreply 44November 24, 2022 4:21 AM

Why are people so obsessed with his sexual life? It's been unbecoming.

by Anonymousreply 45November 24, 2022 4:28 AM

That's what I thought, too, R43! Guess we're old, babe!

by Anonymousreply 46November 24, 2022 4:31 AM

Jon Lovett is trash. How did he get hired by Obama, and why did his friends hire him for the podcast channel?

by Anonymousreply 47November 24, 2022 8:00 AM

Thought I heard that Ronan was no longer with that asshole.

I used to listen to Pod Save America but got tired of that group of pompous, overconfident douchebags.

by Anonymousreply 48November 24, 2022 8:42 AM
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