Of all people, Joe Scarborough of MSNBC should know better. Here’s the quote from Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: I don’t think you’re overstating it at all. I really don’t. I think, all of us, Pat Buchanan was talking yesterday about how we understood the anger that Sarah Palin might feel for being unjustly accused minutes after the shooting of causing that, the shootings. But, Jon Meacham, the response by Sarah Palin, on the day that they were going to remember a nine-year old little girl that got killed and several senior citizens, and of course a congresswoman who was clinging for her life, to make it all about her, and to stir the pot up additionally with a very loaded phrase–that others have used–but others weren’t considering running for President of these United States. Got to say, I really do believe, it’s not an overstatement to say this probably ended Sarah Palin’s political career. I would be stunned–and save this tape, save this tape and rub it in my face if I’m wrong–would be stunned to ever see Sarah Palin elected to another political office.
Now here’s the controversy that ended his political career via Wikipedia.
…On July 20, 2001, Scarborough’s constituent services coordinator, Lori Klausutis, age 28, died after hitting her head on a desk when she fainted while apparently alone in Scarborough’s Fort Walton Beach, Florida, office. According to Scarborough, soon after her death, allegations “spread all over the Internet” that he had been involved, although there was no evidence of foul play…
Scarborough has the nerve to attack Palin for defending herself from false accusations? What did you do when you were blamed for the death of Klausutis? Were you inserting yourself into the stories about her suspicious death?
Instead of coming to Palin’s defense, having been in the situation himself, he did the opposite, attacking her for defending herself against vicious accusations. Scarborogh should have had a far better understanding of what she was going through as he was falsely accused of a young woman’s death by those like the people he now works for. I also know that he is still very sensitive about the subject, having the Daily Kos’ Markos Moulitsas banned from MSNBC for a slanderous tweet he made. Is it so difficult for him to come to Palin’s defense? Has Scarborough become such a partisan that he isn’t willing to take a step back, remember his own experience, and not make such stupid statements?
This is just hypocrisy on an unprecedented level. Mind-boggling…