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Tuesday Morning News Roundup

Posted by Phoenix Woman on September 1, 2009

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— Oooh, let’s be Mike Allen! Let’s pretend that Third Way shills are progressives and that real progressives don’t exist! Spencer Ackerman bats around the cat toy that is Mike Allen of Politico (or as Charles Pierce calls them, Ye Old House of Mulch for Brains).

Tbogg, as only he can, fillets the moral hypocrites running the (Hairy?) Palmetto State.

— Speaking of the (H?)PS: If you’re wondering why the social conservatives who dominate the SC GOP didn’t publicly favor impeaching Governor Mark Sanford until after his lieutenant governor, André Bauer, finally promised not to run for election to the governorship, should he come to occupy it upon Sanford’s likely resignation or removal from office (Bauer had originally promised this in June, but then backed off from that pledge) — well, this might have something to do with it:

I am now able to confirm a rumor that has circulated in South Carolina for years. South Carolina Lt. Governor Andre Bauer is a closeted anti-gay politician who stands to replace Mark Sanford should Sanford resign or be impeached (a real possibility as Sanford is caught in his own sex scandal.)

Mike Rogers, the person making that statement, is the guy who outed both Larry Craig and Mark Foley. I wouldn’t bet against him being wrong.

CNBC business reporter Maria Bartiromo to Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY), an advocate of single-payer health care or “Medicare for All”: “How come you don’t use it [Medicare]? You don’t have it. How come you don’t have it?” Weiner’s reply — “Because I’m not sixty-five” — cut no ice with the deeply stupid Ms. Bartiromo, who is apparently unaware that one is not eligible for Medicare until one turns sixty-five.

This is what I’ve come to expect from CNBC folk. After all, Jim Cramer’s one of them.

One Response to “Tuesday Morning News Roundup”

  1. Charles II said

    Maria Bartiromo is not stupid. She’s doing what she’s paid to do. The average CNBC viewer is a teabagger and they don’t want to hear anything good about nationalized healthcare.

    Maria broke the glass ceiling for women in business broadcasting. Part of it was looks, part of it was the luck of riding a bull market, but part of it was sharp interviews. She can go toe to toe with an Elizabeth Warren or a Nouriel Roubini and look a heckuva lot smarter than almost anyone else on CNBC.

    Yeah, yeah. Low bar and all.

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