Sunday, August 02, 2015

So close...

On Meet the Press this morning, I almost got to see Chuck Todd crackersplain to Ben Carson how he was being black wrong, but Chuck I think caught himself at the last minute, perhaps warned by the half-smile starting to cross Carson's face. I wish it had been a less savvy interviewer; an oblivious prat like Chris Matthews would have walked right into the propeller blades on that one.

Speaking of Chris Matthews, Chuck had Debbie Wasserman Schultz on and watched her squirm while he replayed her interchange with Matthews from the other day:
I used to think there is a big difference. What do you think it is?" Matthews tried again. "A Democrat like Hillary and a socialist like Bernie Sanders."

Wasserman Schultz again was unable to answer and instead tried to tell Matthews what the difference between a Democrat and a Republican is.

"The more important question is what is the difference between being a Democrat and being a Republican," she said.

"What's the big difference between a Democrat and a socialist?" Matthews again asked.

"You're chairman of the democratic party. Tell me the difference between you and a socialist," Matthews reminded her.

"The relevant debate that we'll be having this campaign is what's the difference between a Democrat and a Republican," Schultz said.
After watching the recording of her deer-in-the-headlights performance with Matthews, Chuck asked her the same question, with a smile that indicated that he knew what the answer was going to be...

...and he got it. A flummoxed "Well, I can tell you the relevant question is the difference between a Democrat and a Republican..."

"My God!" I blurted, "She's like a paler Michael Steele with boobs!" Apparently the nation's major political parties have decided that the ideal party chairmen are, like ideal union leaders, genial simpletons who can no more be knocked off message than a tree sloth can be knocked off a fat branch.