I'm watching "Morning Joe" on MSNBC with the discussion focusing on the Super PAC ad featuring the guy laid off when Bain bought his plant and how his wife died. Joe Scarborough chimes in with a rant about what he'd do if some husband accused him of killing his wife.
Nobody at the round table wanted to open their mouths for fear of spitting out their Starbucks coffee. But you can smell that someone wanted to chime in with "Lori Klausutis was married."
Back in 2001, Lori Klausutis turned up dead in Joe's Florida office shortly after he had resigned from Congress. How she died is still a mystery. But there are what seems to be hundreds of postings on the internet that hint that Scarborough had something to do with her death.
So why couldn't Joe share what it's like to be a man accused of murder by his detractors? Why couldn't Joe have said, "Do you want to know what it's like to be the target of such vile rumors? Let me explain." But he didn't. He acted like he had never been a man who had a woman turn up dead in his office and rumors swirl.
We often discuss "teachable moments," but this could have been a "preachable moment" so that Joe would speak as someone in that position. That would be too much to expect from a guy who has mastered at being a TV phoney who can't expose anything that sensitive.