Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Memo To The Rev: Where's Your 'Street Smarts', Pal

JUST LIKE THAT GREAT FOLKSY DEMOCRAT 'MUDCAT' SAUNDERS SAID in a previous segment, you and he have what Romney lacks, except, it seems, when a pretty face flips you. I refer specifically to Erin McPike of RealClearPolitics, a CONSERVATIVE website; and she's covering Mitt Romney. Aside from the annoying snarky grin she sports on your show and MSNBC generally, a Mark Halperin fellow traveler (?) perhaps, Erin seldom HAS ANY USEFUL INFORMATION TO IMPART.

See, Rev, I don't care if she's a Republican so long as she's a reporter FIRST. The fact is, we're not stupid, and her skating is getting REALLY OLD REALLY FAST. Whatever her reasons — most likely she doesn't want to compromise her sources, or worse, her bias prompts her to try sneaking in Romney propaganda in the outrageous Halperin mode, but maybe feels somewhat constrained — I have a one-word description for Erin: GUARDED. That won't do, Rev. I like a pretty face as much as the next guy, but MSNBC ain't FOX, if you catch my drift, and Erin sure ain't Lady Alex! Rev, you're insulting our intelligence by foisting Erin on us who, time and again, has NOTHING MUCH to say or report.

And Rev, speaking of 'street smarts', here's a FREE TIP: How to spot a REPUBLICAN woman at, say, the DNC, or MSNBC: Nine times out of ten, she's the one wearing the string of pearls — not a locket, or more colorful neckwear; but pearls — like Susan Page, Andrea Mitchell, and of course, Erin. It's a dead giveaway. Srsly.

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