Roger L. Simon

Did somebody get to Nancy...

… and knock some sense into her head about Alcee Hastings? I don’t know and I don’t care. I’m just glad we don’t have a demagogue as chair of the House Intell Committee. And speaking of demagogues… well, ideologues … I was watching Dick Morris discuss the potential Hastings nomination on Hannity & Colmes last night. (Yes, my Lord, I have sinned. I have watched Hannity & Colmes … and after telling my daughter not to watch so much television or she would get “mushy brain.” ) He made great sport of Colmes’ pathetic defense of the onetime Florida jurist who apparently let a lawyer friend languish in prison so he (Hastings) wouldn’t be sent up for corruption himself. The pundit then went on to eviscerate his own former friend, Bill Clinton, who, as one of his parting gestures in the Oval Office, pardoned this same lawyer who rescued Hastings. Morris – who is, as we know, er…. no saint himself – is so much more fun to listen to than either Hannity or Colmes you wonder why they don’t give him the show. I wouldn’t feel like such an idiot for watching.