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September 27, 2007


I'll be on MSNBC's Hardball around 5:40 Eastern today. Topics include last night's debate, Iran, and (sigh) Larry Craig.

September 27, 2007 | Permalink


Don't forget to note Larry Craig's vote against adding sexual orientation as a category of Hate Crimes. Oh, and John Edwards's awesomeness, especially on Iran last night.

Posted by: AJ | Sep 27, 2007 2:53:28 PM

Don't forget to situate yourself in a nice wide stance for maximum stability.

Posted by: tps12 | Sep 27, 2007 3:08:38 PM

Just flew in from Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.

Sadly, I have no reports of interesting graffiti from the infamous restroom.

Posted by: sangfroid826 | Sep 27, 2007 3:08:45 PM

Do guests such as yourself get paid for doing interviews?

Posted by: El Viajero | Sep 27, 2007 3:16:29 PM

Can you ask Chris Matthews why he so blatantly dislikes Sen. Clinton and why a serious tv host uses his show to promote his unrequited love of Republican "he-men"?


Posted by: Oliver Willis | Sep 27, 2007 3:18:54 PM

Do you learn about your appearances very late? Because I always get the impression that you just got off the phone when you post that you're going on in 4 hours. If so, it seems kind of cruel of them to expect you to prepare for only a couple of hours when they've had 24. Oh well, make sure you bring up Abezaid. And George Casey if you can work it in somehow ;).

Posted by: Cody | Sep 27, 2007 3:23:24 PM

Are people still interested in the Larry Craig story? I mean, I know it has sex and all but what else is there to say?

Posted by: JasonC | Sep 27, 2007 3:43:20 PM

Larry Craig? That really sucks . . .

Well, perhaps I should rephrase that . . .

Posted by: rea | Sep 27, 2007 3:46:47 PM

OW has a good point on this. I'm no Clinton supporter, but the whole class of dudes who rag on HRC non-stop is ridiculous.

It's abundantly clear that the Clinton campaign is gearing towards middle class married women (and women who aspire to be middle class married women), rather than working/middle class men or poor people. There's nothing wrong with a female-voter focused strategy ... hell, Bill Clinton started it with the 1996 soccer moms!

Posted by: Nicholas Beaudrot | Sep 27, 2007 3:58:36 PM

Cody, I think he said last week that he's a regularly scheduled guest, every thursday.

Posted by: mad6798j | Sep 27, 2007 4:00:26 PM

Should the subject of the MoveOn ad be broached, perhaps you could ask Mr. Matthews et al to condemn Rush Limbaugh's "phony soldiers" comment.

Posted by: Midwest Product | Sep 27, 2007 4:10:48 PM

I heard Matthews ask either Richardson or Dodd last night whether it was hard debating a woman.

WTF is wrong with that guy?

Posted by: Royko | Sep 27, 2007 4:40:49 PM

I heard Matthews ask either Richardson or Dodd last night whether it was hard debating a woman.

WTF is wrong with that guy?

Tweety asked Dodd. He obviously has issues. I wish Ezra would ask him about it, but he'd probably never get asked back. I don't see why KO won't have Ezra on. And don't forget to pimp your own blog!!

Posted by: Joe Klein's conscience | Sep 27, 2007 5:18:42 PM

OT, Ezra, but just after Krugmann cited you, now Americablog's AJ praises your insight in the underlying problems of the Iraq situation. Wow, you must be doing something right! :-)

And now give them hell at Hardball. Good Luck!

Posted by: Gray | Sep 27, 2007 7:19:30 PM

Bravo, my friend, bravo.

Lots of proud colleagues, supportive readers, and assorted Mamas out here are cheering for you on Thursdays.

My request (since everyone here seems to have one): Please put in a word or two in support of the rebuilding and proper funding of our government's vital agencies like the FDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, etc. The next president is going to inherit not only the disaster that is Iraq, but also the Norquistian wet-dream disaster that is Downsized and Privatized Government.

Posted by: litbrit | Sep 27, 2007 7:52:23 PM


Posted by: jacqueline | Sep 27, 2007 7:58:23 PM

If Craig does get a legal do over, wouldn't he still have to go to trial (with the arresting officer, no doubt, demonstrating Craig's stall tactics)? I think Craig's actions are helpful to Democrats (and Craig is keeping Vitter on the news, too). Craig seems to be delusional, almost like he beieves his own lies.

Posted by: ArmyMark | Sep 27, 2007 8:16:02 PM

Wow Ezra, you are really kind of hot in a wonkish sort of way.

Posted by: jane | Sep 27, 2007 8:27:41 PM

loved your comment on HB that just like in Iran we have no gays (extra special when the "the craig" is a right wing christian self hating homophobe fresh out of the closet)
your ojectivity on Iraq is also stunning and clever
keep up the good work

Posted by: reissee | Sep 27, 2007 8:49:36 PM

(sigh) Larry Craig

He is kind of a heartthrob, isn't he?

Posted by: damon | Sep 27, 2007 10:35:59 PM

At the risk of appearing to pander (to what end I'm not sure), you really are great on the teevee. I've done a bit -- very, very little -- of on-camera work, and it's very hard. I really admire your composure and ability to get your thoughts across. Thanks for the hard work. That said, I don't think I'll ever watch Hardball again. I hadn't tuned in since the Swiftboatapalooza and did tonight only to see you. Now I feel dirty. But again, not because of you.

Posted by: anmk | Sep 28, 2007 1:16:22 AM

(i> OW has a good point on this. I'm no Clinton supporter, but the whole class of dudes who rag on HRC non-stop is ridiculous. (/i)--Nicholas Beaudrot

Fuck you. If Hillary targets ALL of her policies toward soccer moms, her supporters (and oliver willis is one), can shut the fuck up about the fact that men don't like her. Besides, if Republicans start a war with Iran now, or even institute air strikes, Hillary Clinton is politically dead because she just voted to authorize war with Iran so long as the military authorization passed following 9/11 is still in effect. And it is. So go fuck yourself about not wanting people to criticize the Democratic nominee. She doesn't fucking deserve any slack from anyone.

Posted by: soullite | Sep 28, 2007 9:28:30 AM

Gotta love the internet toughs.

Posted by: Rich | Sep 28, 2007 9:49:17 AM

While I'm on your side on these issues, soullite, I have to point out that your choice of phrasing your opinion is totally counterproductive. You won't build an opposition against Hillary by insulting people who are already on your side. Don't let yourself get caried away by your righteous anger about Clinton's hawkish actions and statements, pls.

Posted by: Gray | Sep 28, 2007 9:50:10 AM

Gotta love the internet thoughts.

Posted by: Gray | Sep 28, 2007 9:51:10 AM

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