From The CC Insider…
This afternoon, Stephen Colbert appeared at a rally in South Carolina with Herman Cain, but earlier this morning, he met up with another Republican with an unsettling smile: Joe Scarborough. As you can see in the complete interview below, Stephen covered everything from his position on open marriages to using jungle animals to fight crime.
Watch Stephen promote today's rally on last night's Report by dueting with James Taylor on "Carolina in My Mind," and you can also see Joe Scarborough's last appearance on the show right here.
The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30/10:30c.
Tags: Joe Scarborough, Marriage, Morning Joe, MSNBC, Newt Gingrich, Sex, South Carolina, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video
As Ilya noted briefly earlier today, Rick Perry — who's been sliding further and further down in the polls since he made the possibly unwise decision to start talking — decided on Friday to forgo many the normal tropes of presidential campaign speeches: seriousness, solemnity, sobriety.
The good folks over on MSNBC's Morning Joe seemed duly confused by the Texas governor's comical mugging and bizarre behaviors. All except for the National Review's Robert Costa, who saw in this Perry something populist, something presidential, something spin-worthy…
It's fun to watch Costa squirm as everyone around the table makes not very veiled jokes about whatever "cocktail" Perry's on, but here's the most important nugget from the clip…
"I had two thoughts after watching that clip. One, it reminded me of Will Ferrel doing George W. Bush on Saturday Night Live. But, two, this is the Rick Perry who I saw in Waterloo, Iowa when he entered this race: athletic, energetic, connecting with voters. It's a little probably too humorous to continue at this level, but Rick Perry, if he can continue to have this kind of energy, he could connect in Iowa and see some momentum. Because this is the Perry that did connect in Texas and that could connect in the early primary states. We haven't seen it in his stiff personal throughout these debates."
Aha! So, all that the Perry campaign needs to do to right this upending campaign vessel is invest in, I don't know, a half dozen or so crates of Johnny Walker Black.
And maybe a couple vials of Vicodin.
Tags: Alcohol, Joe Scarborough, Morning Joe, MSNBC, National Review, New Hampshire, Primaries, Republicans, Rick Perry
On last night's Colbert Report, Stephen addressed Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski's recent on-air complaints about the level of news coverage given to Sarah Palin. Man, if she thinks it's bad now, she's going to have a really hard time in a couple years when Palin is President.
The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30pm / 10:30c.
Tags: Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Morning Joe, MSNBC, Sarah Palin, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video