Only a few weeks ago, Morning Joe Scarborough gave us this gem after the unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent.
Somebody's got to explain this,...This doesn't make sense. This doesn't make sense.True to form, this morning, Scarborough had this exchange with Andrea Mitchell about David Petraeus.
SCARBOROUGH: But people on Capitol Hill--I've worked on Capitol Hill, you know Capitol Hill, we all know Capitol Hill. This was getting around Capitol Hill. We've got a couple of congressmen that know. [Ed. e.g., Eric Cantor] They're calling over to the Bureau [FBI]. We're supposed to believe that the President of the United States and the White House did not know about this until five o'clock election day?Note to Joe: I know that you were hoping that Saint David would be your Republican savior in 2016. You probably believed that the press' beloved would win simply by putting his name on the ballot--no campaigning necessary. I understand your disappointment. But President Obama had nothing to do with this. It was not related to Benghazi. It had nothing to do with the election. The CIA Director cheated on his wife, he got caught, and he was fired. (In my view, when your boss recommends that you resign, your ass is fired.) End of story. Got it?
MITCHELL: Can I just say something? It was not five o'clock election day. Let me just correct that. That's when Clapper was told. Clapper didn't tell the White House--Tom Donilon and the national security staff, until the next morning, Wednesday morning. The president was not told, according to all the officials involved, until Thursday.
SCARBOROUGH: OK, so we will take the timeline one more day. So the day after the election. It's just as bad. I don't believe it. I do not believe that Eric Holder, and the Justice Department, and the FBI, and Republican congressmen, and people on the Hill, and this loose cannon down in Tampa, this FBI agent, and everybody else knew about this, and nobody inside the White House knew. Guess what? I heard about something like this coming several weeks ago. Don't tell me the White House didn't know. That is not true.
Oh, never mind.