I guess this counts as hair-pulling by C-SPAN's standards. Appearing as panelists to discuss Jonah Goldberg's new collection of essays, Todd Seavey and Helen Rittelmeyer engage in a remarkable ex-lover spat:

Seavey clearly had some unresolved issues with the break-up and decided to take them out on Rittelmeyer during the event, which was being televised on CSPAN2. The result is the wonkiest, nerdiest Internet revenge ever. Here is Seavey’s bizarre soliloquy, punctuated by a surprised Rittelmeyer’s short responses.

Money quote from Seavey:

It might come as a surprise to some of you that we dated for two years, not just because we have ideological differences, but because there are probably some people in this room who also dated Helen during those two years, given how tumultuous it got.

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