Wednesday, April 23, 2008

MSNBC Pundit Joe Scarborough Sees Through the "Noise"

I’ve gotta’ give my props to MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough for being one of the few pundits to comprehend the full impact of the Clinton double-digit primary win in PA. To the inspiring tune of a Rocky film, Scarborough interviewed a relaxed and triumphant Hillary Clinton on his show this morning. Conspicuously absent was veteran Hillary-hater and Obama enthusiast Mika Brezinksi who apparently decided to spend more time with her family. Mika’s father, a former Carter advisor, is working for the Obama campaign and, as the old saw has it, the apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree. That’s okay in one’s personal life but MSNBC ought to find another job for her, perhaps, where there is not so much an appearance of conflicting interests.

Scarborough pointed out a lame post-election attack by a newspaper which increasingly seems like an Obama owned subsidiary. Scarborough was mischievously gleeful when he prodded Clinton as to why the NYT was trying to “push you over a cliff” at a time when she won a resounding blowout victory in a state where the exit polls had, just hours ago, predicted an Obama victory or at least a narrowing margin.

Scarborough several times wondered aloud “how much does an election cost?” Of course, this refers to the massive million dollar amounts dumped into advertisement by the Obama camp. If the endorsement of most of the PA newspapers and the millions of dollars couldn’t do it, said Scarborough, then there were problems with the Obama candidacy that the mass media hadn’t recognized.

It's quite likely that Obama may one day rue his smug rejection of Hillary Clinton's graceful offer for a spot on her ticket.

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