George Stephanopoulos Hypes Christine O'Donnell Tweet on Hillary Clinton, Touts Scarborough Attack
Published: 11/30/2010 4:31 PM ET
A fascinated George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday analyzed a Tweet by Christine O'Donnell as a sign of support for Hillary Clinton. The Good Morning America host played up the approving comment by the Republican regarding the Secretary of State's handling of the Wikileaks scandal.
"Hillary Clinton for president?...You're going to vote for Hillary Clinton," he murmured after O'Donnell urged a 2012 run. Stephanopoulos' hopes were dashed, however, after the former Delaware Senate candidate explained her reasoning: "...Anybody is better than Obama." (O'Donnell also called for Clinton to "take out" Obama in the primary.)
The Morning Mix panel retained its decidedly liberal outlook, despite O'Donnell's appearance. Comedian D.L. Hughley compared Sarah Palin to a "greeter at Wal-Mart," adding, "But I still wouldn't want him running the country." Host Stephanopoulos approvingly recounted Palin criticism from MSNBC's Joe Scarborough.
Stephanopoulos, who rarely quotes conservative and Republican voices approvingly, recited a column by Scarborough in Politico: "Here's what he says: 'The most talked about figure in the GOP is a reality star who cannot be elected. And yet, the same leaders who fret that Sarah Palin could devastate their party in 2012, are too scared to say in public what they all complain about in private. Enough. It's time for the GOP to man up.'"
This Morning Mix panel at least had a Republican voice. The October 27 edition featured Hughley and liberal editor Tina Brown. On that program, the leftist comic derided Glenn Beck and the Tea Party movement: "There were a bunch of angry, white people, saying they wanted their freedom back."
On Tuesday, he seemed to find a racial component in the reaction to Barack Obama's 2008 victory: "For me it was sweet. For the Tea Party it was kind of bitter."
Hughley's other comments weren't particularly insightful. Of the WikiLeaks scandal, he observed, "Wikileaks, if it's sinister, they have to make the name tougher. It sounds like one of the Teletubbies. Is that the little gay toy telling on people?"
A partial transcript of the November 30 segment, which aired at 8:15am EST, follows: