This week Bloomberg's nasty columnist Margaret Carlson attempted to define Christine O'Donnell as Sarah Palin's protege – but "with not a fully-functioning human brain." The gutter journo's viciousness was too much even for Morning Joe's panel at leftist-locked MSNBC:
Co-host Mika Brzezinski was taken aback when the panel had to discuss Carlson's piece for The Daily Beast, "Watch Your Back, Sarah." She silently mouthed the word "bitchy" to Carlson to describe the article, adding that it was "searing."These death rattles of the lamestream media make the ugliest of noises.
Carlson's piece focuses on the emergence of the Republican Delaware Senate nominee as the next Sarah Palin protege, predicting a political catfight of sorts between the two female GOP stars. Carlson labeled O'Donnell an "obvious knockoff" of Palin, "hawking her wares on the shores of the Delaware."
In 1992, Carlson hailed the primary victories of now California Sens. Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein, both Democrats and both liberal feminists. "There was a rush, an exultation that surpassed any political moment I have ever known – better even than Geraldine Ferraro's vice-presidential candidacy," she wrote.
Eighteen years later, it's conservative Republican women who are heating up the 2010 midterm season, and Carlson can't do enough to bash them at every turn.