Joe Scarborough's Don Imus Moment. Where Is GOP Outrage?
By Erick Posted in 2008 — Comments (34) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Where is the conservative outrage? Where is it? Where is Mitt Romney condemning Joe Scarborough? Where is Rudy Giuliani condemning Joe Scarborough? Where is John McCain condemning Joe Scarborough? Where is Hugh Hewitt condemning Joe Scarborough? And what of Craig Crawford diminishing the reputation of Congressional Quarterly with on air fantasties and perversions about Republican candidates' wives?
Joe Scarborough and Craig Crawford of Congressional Quarterly entered into a conversation about whether Fred Thompson's wife "works the pole." Whether that's a reference to being a stripper or some sexual reference, either way it is totally inappropriate.
Jeri Thompson is not running for President. Yet Joe Scarborough thinks it is hilarious, on national TV/Radio, to suggest she "works the pole." The transcript:
SCARBOROUGH: Have you seen Fred Thompson’s wife?
CRAWFORD: Oh, yeah.
SCARBOROUGH: You think she works the pole?
CRAWFORD: That’s what a Hollywood career will do for you, I guess.
SCARBOROUGH: What do you mean?
CRAWFORD: You get wives like that.
SCARBOROUGH: I mean, look at that guy. God bless him, I love his voice. But I mean, you know. He ain’t Robert Redford in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”
CRAWFORD: Well I would like to see him back into politics because I think he’s a lousy actor.
Somehow, because Jeri Thompson is very attractive, MSNBC and the lefties have decided she's fair game, from posting pictures of her online with crass comments to implying she is a stripper.
When will the right express outrage and demand that the wives of candidates not be smeared?
By the way, MSNBC's phone number is (201) 583-5000. You can reach Congressional Quarterly at (202) 419-8500.