04/04/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Steele Gets Repeatedly Dissed On Morning Joe (VIDEO)

RNC Chair Michael Steele, who's made all of the wrong kinds of news this week after he offered Rush Limbaugh a stooping apology for comments he made on CNN's D.L. Hughley Breaks the News, was the subject of a series of acid-tipped disses on this morning's Morning Joe, after canceling his planned appearance. Led by an unabashedly sharp-tongued Joe Scarborough, Steele was viciously mocked at seemingly every lull in the conversation, as the hosts speculated over whether or not Rush Limbaugh had given Steele a "permission slip" to come on the air.

Everyone got in on the act:

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Our thanks to Lawrence O'Donnell, for being on the show this morning.

LAWRENCE O'DONNELL: Joe, I just want to apologize to Rush Limbaugh before I leave your show.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Hold on, hold on. You're actually a Democrat, so you don't have to cower in the corner.

BRZEZINSKI: You may snicker.

O'DONNELL: You know, I once criticized Rush for attacking Michael J. Fox, but the more I think about it, I think Michael deserved it.

Scarborough's japes finally culminated in a "Morning Joe Exclusive" interview, which was actually just Scarborough and company yelling over top of Steele's interview with Today's Matt Lauer.