Rachel Maddow is hosting Davd Gregory’s 6pm MSNBC show, which could signal that Gregory might get the MTP gig, and Maddow would pick up the 6pm show.
Or, horror of horrors- Matthews goes to MTP, Gregory gets Hardball, and Maddow gets the 6 o’clocl.
Or maybe Gregory is just sick.
BTW- I think Michael Smerconish is a whole helluva lot better on tv than he was last year when he was filling in for Imus.
How about Maddow gets MTP, Gregory gets Hardball, and Matthews gets The Race for the White House Show, and after the election is retired from television?
In an alternate universe, Matthews would be a shoe-in. He’s a well-known personality who knows a good deal about politics.
Unfortunately, he is bat shit insane. I am not sure if Sunday morning viewers can take it if he starts one of his patented nonsensical rants about men’s codpieces and how manly men are and how he likes manly men.
still think Moyers would be a great choice for MTP,
and Maddow should have her own show, maybe with David Shuster
It’s exciting to hear Rachel in the driver’s seat! Although I hope she doesn’t overcompensate end up favoring McCain.
If Maddow gets a primetime spot, I could care less who gets MTP.
Dennis - SGMM
Maddow did a very good job today. I was particularly impressed with how well she ran the panel portion of the show. She kept things moving while allowing the panelists to express complete thoughts. No matter how the MTP thing comes out I hope that they give her a shot.
Smerconish seems to have improved considerably since he migrated from talk radio.
Off-topic, but the Open this year was just awesome. Did anyone watch some of it?
As for the Obama picking Sam Nunn as the VP:
For what its worth, Obama took Nunn’s place in the Nunn-Lugar non-proliferation program.
Matthews confronting his own mortality while ostensibly discussing Russert. Yesh.
My prediction: Couric to Countdown, Olbermann to replace Maddows on Race for the White House, Maddows upgraded to Gregory’s spot, Gregory goes to MTP which he co-hosts with Matthews, and Hardball is guest-hosted each week with Chuck Todd as the backup!
Gregory’s probably getting his poodle-cut refluffed.
Why does Couric’s name keep coming up? First of all, she is just terrible. Second, isn’t she busy tanking the CBS news ratings?
Would someone PLEASE hand her a box of Kleenex? Eeeesh!
Yeah, just watched Maddow and agree she did really well. Olbermann mentioned that when she filled in for him the ratings were really huge, so I’m sure MSNBC is trying to get her more airtime anywhere they can.
Slightly off-topic, I finally watched the MTP from this Sunday and agree that it was handled well. I will say, however, that watching Doris Kearns Goodwin popping out of the birthday cake in a Marilyn Monroe wig and singing at Russert’s 50th b-day party was one of the single most disturbing things I’ve ever seen on television.
I’m putting all my virtual money on Chucky T for MTP. I’ve started a “Chuck Todd Facial Hair Watch” ’cause he’d have to ditch the goat. Notice also that Chuck is awol all day today on MSNBC with his “deputy” filling in when needed. Methinks a big audition is going on in DC.
I know! I know!!!
Mark Halperin!! All he has to do is read what ever is on Drudge that morning.
Dennis - SGMM
It could have been worse. It could have been Kate O’Beirne.
I asked the same thing over at Mahablog earlier. I don’t get why that possibility started being bandied about. She’s destined for an Oprah-like gig or a return to a morning show. There’s no way in hell she’s getting MTP.
Or Candy Crawley.
Or Sally Quinn and Peggy Noonan doing a duet.
I think Candy Crowley is a solid reporter. I have always liked her.
Yeah, but popping out of a cake?
Dennis - SGMM
It will soon be discovered that Couric’s true metier is late night infomercials for questionable weight loss regimes, schemes that enable you to make $$$$$$$! working from home, and toxic timeshares.
Bill Moyers hosting MTP is the best possible outcome, which means it will never happen. Damn it all.
Rachel was great asking the panel questions. Often that panel comes across as rude rather than sounding intelligent. They were better because of her direction. Do you think that she could handle Matalin and Carville?
Dennis - SGMM
I’d like to think that Maddow is bright enough not to have them on the show.
Fortunately, Peggy Noonan is too busy fellating the decomposing corpse of Ronald Reagan in his crypt to do something like pop out of a cake.
I’m sorry, but there’s something about Chuck Todd’s eyes and facial hair that screams: “kid-toucher.”
OT: The zinger of the day from Al Gore, speaking on behalf of Obama in Michigan tonight.
Gore started by saying that he was someone who can appreciate that after the last 8 years, elections matter.
Then, after reciting a long list of the crimes and follies of the Bush admin and the people feeling the impact of each one, each mention ending with the refrain “they know that elections matter”, he wound up with a reference to the tainted pet food from China, and the line:
“after the last 8 years even our cats and dogs understand that elections matter”
ouch, that’s gonna leave a mark.
If McCain picks Romney for VP he’ll really be screwing the pooch.
After I read that comment to my wife and she laughed her ass off, she said, “That’s very funny and not true.”
I think Gregory will end up getting MTP, but I also think Chuck Todd really should be the choice instead.
OK.. while we’re gagging at images of certain folks popping out of cakes, here’s 1 more to really turn yer collective stomaches:
Imagine if you will…
the lights go down, the music starts ……
out pops Melanie Morgan & Ann Coulter
be afraid….be very afraid….
Why the heck would NBC take Couric back after she jumped to CBS?
The thought of Katie trying to back Dickhead Cheney into a corner causes severe cognitive dissonance.
I heard that Smerconish was supposed to suck and that he was a wingnut, but I like watching him. He often surprises as to which side of an argument that he will come down on, and his reasoning is pretty well thought out. Relatively.
Tom in Texas
Smerc has been drinking the pony piss for a while now.