Well, babies, it’s been a whole week and Mama wasn’t canceled! Obviously no one at Current was watching.
I know we’re on early, guys, but I serve coffee topless on camera — something Joe Scarborough almost never does.
The great news is that a lot of people have been watching — we’ve tripled the ratings in our time slot! I’d say that was just my immediate family, but they’re mostly Republicans and they stop watching right after after the opening music. My 89-year-old Republican mother just wants to make sure that I’m eating. I know it must have been a great comfort to her to see me swallow a whole Italian sausage on camera this morning. That’s something Scarborough also never does, by the way. Pay attention Joe. You’ll get the hang of this TV thing yet.
We’ve got a big week ahead. Comedian Carlos Alazraqui is live in studio tomorrow, along with a dispatch from Esquire’s sage political columnist Charlie Pierce, reporting on the Romneybot’s mechanical march to the nomination; Hal Sparks in-studio for Hump Days with Hal on Wednesday, and Fridays with John Fugelsang from the New York bureau. All that and a few surprises as well!
Stay tuned — coffee, teabagging AND me!!