Barnicle Blathers: 'What Percentage Of GOP Convention Delegates Are Total Nutcases?'

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On today's Morning Joe, reacting to Jon Huntsman's criticism of Republicans who reputedly reject science, the former Boston Globe columnist inanely asked former RNC Chairman Michael Steele: "what percentage of Republican delegates who go to the convention do you figure are total nutcases?" Video after the jump.

Willie Geist, hosting in the absence of vacationing Joe and Mika, was apparently appalled: "what kind of question is that?" Steele could have gone on the attack, but chose to answer with equanimity that the percentage was the same as among DNC delegates.

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