5 1/2 more hours of President Bush and apparently the country loves him so much a huge mob has come to say goodbye.
6:35 a.m. Hussein Hussein Hussein I hear it over and over and over again, apparently it is no longer a hate crime. I suspect it never was.
6:40 a.m. Barnicle is saying how the Nation was moved by Obama 2004 speech. The nation didn’t give a damn about it. The media was enthralled and some higher ups found it cool but the nation didn’t notice.
6:42 a.m. Joe does note the Irony that 4 years ago Obama is stopped by airport security and in a few hours will be commander in chief. I really hope he reaches out to the troops and not publicly but privately as the Bushes have.
6:50 a.m. Dean is on cracking jokes, gotta admit he was the guy in charge when they won.
6:54 a.m. Talking about engagement of people on the net. We will talk about credit cards not checked another day.
6:56 a.m. A boy young enough to be her son is holding up an I luv Mika sign behind her as she speaks. Well she does age well. You know she mentioned that she put on 20 pounds last week. How many women are secure enough in themselves to be able to say that on the air and not make a fuss about it?
7:10 a.m. John McCain being honored is a sign of post partisanship, that’s BS. If President Bush and/or VP Cheney was honored at a thank you dinner hosted by Obama THAT would have been a sign of post partisanship. Instead we have this.
7:28 a.m. Great line by Robert Gibbs. “It’s amazing what it will do for your diet when you are told that you will be the first presidency in high definition.
7:30 a.m. Chuck Schumer is calling Obama a “moderate activist”.
7:43 a.m. Chuck Todd reports some things are still being moved out of the White House.
8:05 a.m. Colin Powell we have the Huxtables in the White House.
8:07 a.m. You perform you get ahead. Apparently if you are a conservative and call for responsibility you are a racist. If you are a liberal that is leadership.
8:18 a.m. Brokov is going on about Obama’s multi cultural cabinet. This is rather ironic considering he is sitting next to George Bush’s first secretary of state. Over to you Jay Nordlinger:
George W. Bush, when you think about it, is incapable of picking other than black secretaries of state. Does he get any credit for this — racial credit? No, and he probably wouldn’t welcome it. (Bill Clinton talked, and talks, constantly about his black appointees. Constantly — drawing a picture of himself as a Great White Father.) But I like something that Bob Ehrlich, the former governor of Maryland, once remarked to me: “If Condoleezza Rice were a liberal Democrat, they’d have parades down Fifth Avenue for her, and she’d be on the cover of Time magazine every week.”
What a crock.
8:33 a.m. Scarborough is asking Powel about Bush. He says he is proud and honored to have served with him. Giving him props for protecting the country. Talking about the HIV AIDS treatment. Mentions Liberia and India. Hopes that as time passes he gets more credit.
8:35 a.m. Colin Powell’s final line, George Bush never deployed troops lightly. The crowd had to be asked to clap for Powell after his defense of Bush.
Somehow lost an hour corrected it.
9:04 a.m. Lawrence O’Donnell is saying how Obama came out so well from scrutiny, what Scrutiny?
9:06 a.m. Scarborough repeats the 5-4 canard. The Florida court was overturned 7-2, the 5-4 was on if another remedy was possible.
I’m morning Joe’s out. That’s it for me on it.