Figures. Who else would Mika Brzezinski's ink-stained doppelganger be but Maureen Dowd?
"Morning Joe" has apparently introduced a new feature, "Three Things to Read Today," in which each of the panelists recommends an item from that morning's newspaper crop. Willie Geist went first today, and being the pop-culture maven he is, suggested the New York Post's coverage of the sexual harrassment lawsuit that a former female New York Knicks employee has brought against coach Isiah Thomas.
Then it was Mika's turn.
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JOE SCARBOROUGH: Mika, what are you looking at?By the way, turning to the Dowd column, I note a surprising bit that will not endear her to gay rights groups. Writes the Times columnist:
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: I was reading Maureen Dowd. And of course she so eloquently says what I was trying to say yesterday, which was -- this was Ahmadinejad's visit -- that "New York’s hot blast of nastiness, jingoism and xenophobia toward its guest, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, only served to pump him up for his domestic audience . . . we build him up, the self-serving doofus Iranian president."
Given the repressive and confused stance of some of our Middle East allies on women and gays, isn’t it insane to get into a war of ideas on homosexuality in the Muslim world?"Insane" to question a leader about the at-times violent repression of gays, Maureen? Really? Speaking of which, in denying the existence of gays in Iran, I half-expected Ahmadinejad to break out the Tehran variation of the Larry Craig defense: "We don't have any gays. We have never had any gays. We simply have a lot of wide-stanced guys in Iran. Come on, you've seen the state of some of our restrooms."