So, this morning, Russert has William Safire, Tom Friedman and Maureen Dowd on.
All three work for the N.Y. Times. How's that for fair and balanced?
Russert asks a serious, profound question about, oh, let's say, George Bush's recent trip to Europe.
Safire, sage and thoughtful, comments on what that trip portends and George Bush's surprise easy going treatment of Putin.
Friedman also offers a thought-out opinion.
Dowd makes fun of Bush because on his first trip to Europe several years ago (not the topic of conversation today) Bush developed two nick names for Putin.
Russert talks about the Middle East and the striking new, positive developments.
Safire talks to the incredible possibility that Sharon sees the need to withdraw from settlements he initiated.
Friedman talks about this being a historical "tipping" point with a message of freedoms spreading throughout areas, here to for, immune to democracy; Lebanon, Egypt in addition to Afghanistan and Iraq.
Dowd makes fun of Condoleeza Rice's high heels she wore when she went to Europe.
I got the feeling I was watching, what was scheduled to be, a brilliant panel discussion at Princeton among three geniuses but at the last minute one caught the flu and had to be replaced by the local morning show weather hostess.
European geo-politics, peace in the middle east and America's next diplomatic step to later the landscape of governments in those latitudes . . . and Condoleeza's wardrobe. Ms. Dowd, the ultra liberal feminist, is guilty of perpetuating the alleged glass ceiling with comments like that. And NOW would have already been screaming if a conservative commentator had said that. (ed.)
Among all the important issues, Ms. Dowd also managed to bring up the VERY relevant
matter of the 2000 election. The one with Gore.
This buffoon in bad mascara still can't grasp what happened 5 Novembers ago and is pouting like a little girl who didn't get to ride on the tea cups a second time: "No fair, no fair" while a U.S. President is giving the world a face lift for the better.
THIS works at the New York Times and draws a handsome income?
(editor's note: It worked for Jayson Blair, didn't it?)