I watched Maddow interview Mary Burke so you didn’t have to
Over at RightWisconsin, I commented on the tepid performance by Mary Burke, the Democratic focus group candidate for governor, on the Rachel Maddow Show. Somebody had to make the sacrifice. Here’s a bit:
The closest Burke came to controversy was when Maddow attacked Walker on abortion, accusing him of shutting down abortion clinics (as if the governor had that authority). Listening to Maddow, one would think that Planned Parenthood was a collection of Mother Theresas.Burke talked about the importance of abortion without taking any real position on taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, or any of the recent changes in state law. Must not have focus-grouped too well.Then Burke steered it back to… jobs. “I was encouraged to have Planned Parenthood’s endorsement today but also we will be focusing on the issues that matter most to the people of Wisconsin which are jobs.” Apparently keeping abortion on demand legal through all nine months for sex selection and paid for by the taxpayers is a jobs agenda.
By the way, politics aside, Maddow’s program is really annoying. There’s a reason why I don’t watch cable television news commentary shows at night, regardless of the network. She must have the nation’s angriest audience if they’re entertained by her.