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Arianna Discusses Fiscal Cliff On Morning Joe

12/04/2012 11:38 am ET | Updated Feb 03, 2013

Arianna appeared on "Morning Joe" Tuesday to discuss a range of topics with the panel.

The group talked about the fruitless negotiations between the two parties to avoid the upcoming fiscal cliff.

Arianna lamented the president's money-centric appeal to voters: "There is no appeal to growing the country, coming together, re-build the economy. It's just the #my2k."

"Why is the assumption of politicians, including the president, that the only appeal that you can make to the public is to give more money to them. There's no other appeal you can make any more."

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Arianna also contributed to a discussion lead by National Journal Editor Ron Fournier, about coming to terms with his son's Asperger's syndrome and a road trip that father and son took with Presidents Bush and Clinton.

Discussing Fournier's story, Arianna commented: "I love the story of the interaction with President Clinton, where your son is obsessed about Teddy Roosevelt, and the President went on a monologue for about ten minutes and didn't realize that he had completely lost Tyler."

"You said here is a President of the United States, who is unbelievably charming and seductive and he missed the clues! In the way that Tyler misses the clues despite his sharp mind and his other gifts."

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In addition, Arianna talked about author Karen Avrich's new book "Sasha and Emma," a book Avrich co-authored with her late father about the lives of anarchists Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman.

"I love the story of your own life. That a lot of the figures that were really part of Emma and Sasha's were also part of your life. I remember the story that you spoke about of one of Emma's friends coming to you when you were a 5-year-old with a great box of Belgian chocolates, then later on you realized that she had been a great friend of Emma's."

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