Today on Morning Joe, they talked about Syracuse winning, and how the kids in Park Slope are having a "virtual life" and how "the stability of [General Electric] was good" and how Rahm Emanuel shouldn't have sounded so gleeful about crisis presenting opportunities and how Bernie Madoff's apology was "lame," and how the movie "The Tao Of Steve" explains Barack Obama's approach to discussing the economy, and how the economy is like watching the Knicks, and pills and flasks. And there was good, substantive stuff on Afghanistan policy, and Mexico, and Dexter Filkins new book and the lessons learned from the Rihanna/Chris Brown incident, too.
But despite having participated in Jim Cramer's charm defensive, and brashly egging him on, and suggesting that there's a structural unfairness to the way Jon Stewart uses "transcripts" and research, and all but labelling the Daily Show as an outpost of pure partisan hackery, the Morning Joe gang couldn't seem to find the time to utter a single blessed word about Cramer's Daily Show appearance.
Though perhaps one is forthcoming!
Late night? I wouldn't have thought going home after the taping, taking a mild sedative, and curling up in a fetal position would have been that taxing for Cramer.
But, okay. Look for Cramer, I guess, next week on MJ. Still, one would have thought the typically chatty MJ crew would have mentioned it, if only in passing. Just saying.
OH! Peggy Noonan did get asked about bongs this morning, so that was kind of awesome.
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