Not that there was much doubt, but let's make it official: MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski is firmly in the Obama camp. The capper came during today's opening segment of Morning Joe. After Chris Matthews offered a plausible explanation for Obama's "present" votes in the Illinois senate, David Shuster used an apt metaphor to describe Barack's less-than-trenchant rhetorical style.
DAVID SHUSTER: It's in Barack Obama's interest to say it as sharply as you [Matthews] just did, and his inability to sort of navigate in these debates, like the giant aircraft carrier trying to make a turn. If he could make the point as simply as you just did he would be fine but the way he's trying to explain and defend everything, it's like a guy who skis down a hill who makes these wide, swooping turns, and after awhile, you know, that's not, you don't get down very fast that way.That's when Mika made her allegiance unmistakable.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: I don't know. I actually thought he did well. Given the situation he's in, I thought he was in. It made him a little aggressive which makes me worry he's playing into a Clinton strategy.Mika can surely see to it that her strategy suggestions get to Obama . . . via her father Zbigniew who's advising the candidate on foreign policy matters.