Ed Driscoll

Will Rogers Never Met MSNBC's Ed Schultz

On the other hand, the social commentator famous for claiming he never met a man he didn’t like would similarly find something agreeable in the otherwise fiery GE-employed TV and talk radio host:

“Dictator form of government is the greatest form of government: that is if you have the right Dictator.”

— Will Rogers in a 1926 edition of the Saturday Evening Post after interviewing Benito Mussolini, as quoted in 1997’s Fascist spectacle: the aesthetics of power in Mussolini’s Italy, by Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi.

Flash-forward to today:

Liberal radio talk show host and MSNBC’s Ed Schultz said President Obama should ‘put the boot on the neck of BP’ and act like a ‘dictator’ in his Oval Office address tonight.

— As quoted by Real Clear Politics (with video of Schultz’s remarks) today.

Update: On the other hand, Will Rogers also never met MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. Allahpundit writes that what makes the choice of giving O’Donnell his own show on MSNBC “intriguing in a way that no other ‘Countdown’ retread could possibly be is one simple thing: When O’Donnell’s temper is triggered, he’s insane.”