Pete Buttigieg has a difficult name to pronounce. It’s why we say Buttgig (see Pete Buttigieg to Pro-Life Democrat: This Ain’t Your Party Anymore [VIDEO] and Pete Buttigieg Supporter Teaches Other Supporters ‘High Hopes’ Dance). It’s simpler that way. Plus … we’re children. But our betters in the mainstream media seem to be having issues with his first name, so much so that they keep calling him “Poot.” Which, as far as I’m concerned, makes his name officially Poot Buttgig.
Chris Cuomo struggling to read the teleprompter tonight. Pete Buttiegeg is “Poot”. pic.twitter.com/SrkK38p7Cb
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) February 13, 2020
Amy really just called him Poop Buttigieg pic.twitter.com/2VhrVjsBjm
— its crazy (@doingfinethx) October 11, 2019
poot buttigieg pic.twitter.com/m5GjSj7iwn
— madeline (@ichbinsssss) February 6, 2020
— E (@jamesloom) February 3, 2020
Johnathon Carl, ABC News, Chief Whitehouse correspondent, called Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Mayor Poot Beat A Judge on GMA yesterday morning. If it had been a Fox News reporter, the late night comedy circuit would have had a field day. pic.twitter.com/mEQFhbhOiS
— Darrell W Melton (@DarrellWMelton1) October 17, 2019
— Christine Lusey (@retrocampaigns) November 18, 2019
I think I have this figured out. Or, I at least have two working theories. The first theory is that the United Brotherhood of Teleprompter Operators of America (UBTOA) are all secret Bernie Bros, and changing the word “Pete” to “Poot” was a secret agreement they all made.
The second theory is that the media are so nervous about being canceled over giggling about the word “butt” in Buttigieg that they are extra self-conscious about it. Because of that, they don’t pay as much attention to the much-easier-to-say “Pete.”
There’s only one way this ends. Someone is going to accidentally call him “Butt Pottigieg.” And it will destroy the internet. I’m here for it.