This is simply a public service announcement: Tonight on the Charlie Rose Show Paul Krugman and Joe Scarborough will square off mano a mano with Charlie doing the ref job ---- Joe Scarborough, Paul Krugman to Debate Debt on Charlie Rose
Who will best articulate their positions? The Pro-Austerity Bombastic Cable Did I Mention I Was Once In Congress Scarborough or the Anti-Austerity Nobel Prize Winning Economist NYTimes Columinist Academic Krugman?
How many times will Scarborough sneeringly refer to Krugman as "Professor"? (Subtext - you egghead Commie Liberal). How many references to "ivory tower"? How many allusions to the misty watercolored days of his youth in Congress? Will he wear socks?
Will Krugman be able to resist the temptation to throw in at least one seemingly innocent reference to Joe being "superficial"? Will he somehow be adroit enough to sneak in "stunningly" somewhere close?
Will Charlie allow Joe to run amok and talk over Krugman like he does on his morning show with anyone who disagrees with him?
Must see TV indeed. Check your local listings for Charlie Rose.