Remember the night Pat Buchanan came on Countdown and agreed that if we had had a Parliamentary system of government, the position George Bush had been in that day, that week, that month, would have been sufficiently untenable that his government would've had to resign?
Well, when even Politico chooses this analogy...
Obama’s comments came in the midst an extraordinary back-and-forth with Republican House members – a scene straight out of the House of Commons that played out live on cable TV...
...it becomes essential that the shutout thrown during "President's Question Time" this afternoon gets fully exposed in prime time.
This is a plug for sure, but kind of an organic one because our ability to get out the word on this is limited by the lateness of the hour.
But from 8 to 10 PM Eastern tonight, Rachel, Chris Matthews and I will be presenting a two-hour special report on the President's remarks (and answers) to the Republican Retreat (and wow did it live up to that name).
We will be aiming for analysis and perspective for sure, but not to the point of carving this up into little soundbites. We will be running, as they say, "large chunks" and then cutting back to the studio to see which one of our jaws can drop the closest to the floor.
Parenthetically, I always said the actual "Prime Minister's Question Time" on C-SPAN was one of my favorite tv shows but the thought of doing an American version gave me the mental image of all of our politicians running screaming into the streets after the first five minutes of questioning.
Apparently that would all but one of our politicians.
UPDATE 10:40 PM EST Well, thank you kindly. If it has escaped your attention, it is being re-run as I type (10-12 PM EST) and will run again at Noon EST on Saturday and Sunday.