Does Norah read NewsBusters? Could it be pure coincidence that Hardball's 'What'd You Say?' audio highlights of the week just happened to select the two items we had highlighted here and here? Who knows?
For the record, the two featured soundbites were Joe Biden's Indian-7/11 slur, and Cindy Sheehan's pronouncement that she would rather live under Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez than George Bush. Panelist Tucker Carlson had the best line: "[Sheehan's] a pathetic figure. It would be a hard moral call whether or not to have her on. She's almost like a sideshow figure now." Too true.
In any case, Joe Scarborough took the occasion to apologize for being too mean to Democrats. Earlier in the segment he had said: "I can guarantee you if [OBL] were arrested tomorrow, Democrats, George Bush's nemesis, would say 'well it's not really that big of a deal anyway, because Americans are dying in Iraq.'"
Darn right they would. But for some reason, Joe abjectly backtracked later in the segment:
"I've got to apologize very quickly for my remark about Democrats wouldn't be happy about Osama Bin Laden being caught. I'm cranky today. I didn't mean it."
Really, Joe? If Hillary, Nancy and Harry woke up tomorrow, turned on the tube, and saw that OBL were caught, you honestly think they'd be happy?