QUOTE OF THE DAY…. Politico asked a variety of television talk-show hosts who their favorite guests are. MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski apparently had no trouble quickly naming her choice. (via Dave Weigel)

Brzezinski jumps at the chance to name Pat Buchanan “because he says what we are all thinking.”

Um, Mika? Have you heard the kind of things Buchanan says?

If Buchanan’s remarks reflect what the “Morning Joe” team is thinking, that’s a problem.

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