6:57 a.m. Blago going on Letterman Mika taking out the gun
6:58 a.m. Oh Lets laugh at Joe the Plumber speaking to a republican group, after all why would any batch of Pols need to hear from a normal average person who will have to pay the Obama taxes?
7:00 a.m. Hey there may not be such a thing as a free lunch but apparently till 2 p.m. there is a free breakfast.
7:01 a.m. I’ve said it before, Harold Ford is to Barak Obama as Satchel Page is to Pumpsie Green.
(The sound just cut of of my Cable)
Oh and the Pumpsie green interview that I linked to is from Oct 2004. In it he says the Sox and Cubbies have it equally bad, what a difference a few weeks would make.
7:06 a.m. The NYT wants Dashcle under the bus, I have to agree with this.
7:07 a.m. Oh my God Joe has just come down on Rangle on this.
7:08 a.m. Where is the Times, Post, Daily News and Washington Post on Rangel. This is why this is the best show on MSNBC. A low bar to be sure.
7:09 a.m. “I like Rangel and Dashcle.” , “I’d like them better if they paid his taxes.”
7:11 a.m. Cohen at the post is read by Mika says that the message the new broom of the administration sweeps like the old one. How many Tax Cheats did the president Bush name to cabinet positions?
7:14 a.m. Mika mentions that the Iraq elections went well. Gives it 30 seconds. I woke up late so I can’t say if she gave it any attention in the first hour.
7:19 a.m. I agree with Joe on the Clinton marriage, it would have been very easy for both to walk away. The fact that they stuck with it, particularly Mrs Clinton who could have left with her head held high says something very positive about her.
7:24 a.m. There is never a better time to leave the set then when Andrea Mitchell comes onto it.
7:28 a.m. Mika says to Andrea Mitchell “We’ll get some republican support”. Considering what she things of the bill the “We’ll” is telling.
7:40 a.m. We need say it is going to hurt and not apply band-aids. Gov Sanford.
7:43 a.m. Moneyparty: “Why not nationalize the Banks?” He is supposed to be an economics expert?
7:50 a.m. Mika and Tina Brown agree that people are only shocked because it’s PC to be shocked about the stupid moves by banks.
7:51 a.m. Crimes of lifestyle? Great term. Our “green” friends know all about this.
7:54 a.m. Does Obama own the economy? Moneyparty says now, Forbes say after Labor Day. He will need an economic surge.
7:55 a.m. “We are going to spend more money on this then we have on Iraq war.”
8:04 a.m. The report that Senate Democrats are lining up behind Daschle means that he likely knows something. He was the majority leader for a while, he knows where the bodies are.
8:12 a.m. Very interesting discussion about incentives for regulators. Generally if a group is given power it will be abused it to some degree. Which abuse do we fear more?
8:15 a.m. One of the great things about this show is they can not only have a serious discussion like they just did, but when it is done they don’t take themselves too seriously.
8:23 a.m. Is it just me or has Robert Gibbs become a lot less relaxed since he’s had to defend an administration rather than a scripted campaign?
8:25 a.m. Richard Shelby is talking filibuster. Politically it might be better to let it pass and let the democrats live with it. For the country it would be better however to fix it.
8:36 a.m. Erin: We don’t want to be killing banks. You want the banks to pay the Gov bank so we need to let them make money.
8:42 a.m. That’s what’s cool about technology, Mika can ask Gibbs questions over her Blackberry while McCaskill is on the show.
8:44 a.m. “If we don’t pass this thing its Armageddon.” Weren’t we told this two months ago? If you believe this you’ll believe anything.