Morning Joe: Palin's AZ Response 'Probably Ended Her Political Career'
Joe Scarborough did invite folks to "rub it in my face if I'm wrong," and there will surely be many who would like nothing better than to oblige him . . .
Today's Morning Joe saw considerable consensus around the view that Sarah Palin's response to the Arizona shootings "probably ended her political career."
Donny Deutsch was first to float the notion. Joe Scarborough embraced and elaborated on the idea, and Jon Meacham briefly signaled his assent.
View video after the jump.
So, was this fair political analysis, or just another example of MSM conventional wisdom ganging up on someone they love to hate? Sarah Palin's "blood libel" is a career ender, but Barack Obama's 20-year embrace of Jeremiah 'G.D America' Wright was manifestly not?
DONNY DEUTSCH: I think as we've seen Sarah Palin probably ended her political career. And I don't mean to overstate it with her reaction, because she showed the flip-side of the reaction --
JOE SCARBOROUGH: I don't think you're overstating it at all. I really don't. I think, all of us, Pat Buchanan was talking yesterday about how we understood the anger that Sarah Palin might feel for being unjustly accused minutes after the shooting of causing that, the shootings. But, Jon Meacham, the response by Sarah Palin, on the day that they were going to remember a nine-year old little girl that got killed and several senior citizens, and of course a congresswoman who was clinging for her life, to make it all about her, and to stir the pot up additionally with a very loaded phrase--that others have used--but others weren't considering running for President of these United States. Got to say, I really do believe, it's not an overstatement to say this probably ended Sarah Palin's political career. I would be stunned--and save this tape, save this tape and rub it in my face if I'm wrong--would be stunned to ever see Sarah Palin elected to another political office.
JON MEACHAM: I suspect you're right.