05/07/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

MSNBC's O'Donnell: Health Care "Isn't As Sexy" As Wright

Ever get the feeling you've been cheated? Because when I tune in to watch an interview with universal health care advocate (and maybe-should-be candidate for President (seriously, are we sure it's too late?)) Elizabeth Edwards, which is billed as a response to Senator John McCain's health care proposals, I would expect to see a segment that's basically framed around that issue.

But MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell had other ideas. Don't get me wrong: Edwards did get to briefly respond to McCain's proposed policies. But to be afforded that privilege, Edwards first had to field two questions about Senator Barack Obama's re-re-repudiation of Reverend Jeremiah Wright. And the ensuing health care conversation lasted all of two questions before O'Donnell commenced a five-question attempt to pin down the Edwards' family endorsement, forcing Elizabeth Edwards to find newer and more creative ways to parry the question.

O'Donnell was inadvertently honest about it, telling Edwards, "This is a big deal, health care for many Americans. It's not as sexy as Reverend Wright is now." Uhm, maybe call Elizabeth Edwards back when you're not feeling quite so aroused, then?


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