Wed, 13 November 2013
We take our turn grousing about Richard Cohen's nonsense, and wondering what would ever make anyone think it was "brillian" or "brave." Joan McCarter joins us to score a few points of her own, update us on the state of the latest filibuster showdown, and explain the differences between Sen. Mary Landrieu's "you can keep your insurance" bill, and Rep. Fred Upton's. Second hour: a roundup of assorted political (and tangential) items of interest. Chris Christie's abrasive style wasn't always a winning strategy. (And why is it that high-ranking men get to "win" with this stuff, anyway?) The woman in the photo on the original healthcare.gov web site gets "cyberbullied." (Remember the SCHIP granite counter tops?) A revival of the bizarro 1995 NYT story, "That time Harvard and Yale took Naked Photos of all their Freshman Students." Yes, hello there, "Best and Brightest!"