Quote of the Day

"I think First Dude up there in Alaska, Todd Palin, ought to take Levi down to the creek and hold his head underwater until the thrashing stops."—Professional superfuck Pat Buchanan, to much laughter on the "Morning Joe" set, on what Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's husband Todd should do to his grandson's father, Levi Johnston, after Johnston said he believed the governor's resignation was motivated by wanting to take advantage of lucrative offers and spend more time with her family.

Buchanan inexplicably remains a valued contributor at MSNBC, despite the fact that he has unapologetically claimed that AIDS is retribution against gays, praised Hitler as "an individual of great courage," stated that women "are simply not endowed by nature with the same measures of single-minded ambition and the will to succeed" as are men, argued that black Americans are ingrates who should be appreciative of everything white Americans have done "to lift up blacks," asserted that Colin Powell endorsed Obama because they're both black, and hosted a deeply xenophobic English-only conference, just for a start.

Evidently, there's nothing Buchanan can say or do—including engaging in eliminationist rhetoric—that's so objectionable it renders him unfit to be offered a high-profile and widely coveted spot as an MSNBC commentator or makes the likes of Joe Scarborough, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, David Gregory, and/or Rachel Maddow unwilling to legitimize his despicable positions by appearing with and regarding him as a professional equal.

Email viewerservices@msnbc.com and joe@msnbc.com.

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