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In what was surely one of the most hollow, pathetic pieces of partisan hackery ever witnessed, Tucker Carlson actually manages to get himself schooled by Dennis Kucinich here, when he claims that removing Cheney from office would be meaningless, since his role as Vice President is "to go to funerals for foreign dictators."
"Really? You really believe that?" asks Kucinich, peering out from under a raised eyebrow.
Nobody in America—or anywhere in the world, for that matter—believes about Dick Cheney what Tucker Carlson just tried to claim, for the sake of saving his argument. "Hack" is a word that gets thrown around a lot when we're talking about big media types, but this really is the kind of sheer idiocy that defines the term.
One of your certified, Washington, DC Very Serious PeopleTM, ladies and gentlemen.
What a damned joke. MSNBC, get this butthead off the air immediately.
For the record, I am NOT HAPPY I didn't think of "Wonky McNumbersWonk Paul Ryan" before today. — @jamisonfoser via Echofon
Election wrap-up continues on the Kagro in the Morning show, with Greg Dworkin joining us for an evaluation & ranking of the pollsters, aggregators & analysts. Plus, a look back at the most ludicrous pre-election punditry & predictions, with a special focus on everyone's favorite target: Jennifer Rubin. Looking forward, a hint at what's to come in the lame duck Congressional session, the prospects of a "Grand Bargain," and How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Laughing at the Misnomer "Fiscal Cliff."