There are some things that are so ridiculous that they defy basic logic. Normally, this happens on Fox News, but CNN shows that it is not immune to stupidity and the unwillingness to strongly challenge borderline insane comments. Conservative commentator and strategist Mary Matalin was on CNN with John King (appearing along with her husband, Democratic strategist James Carville) and made the following inexplicable, head-scratching comment:
MATALIN: I was there, we inherited a recession from President Clinton and we inherited the most tragic attack on our own soil in our nation’s history. And President Bush dealt with it and within a year of his presidency within a comparable time, unemployment was at 5 percent.
You can check the Think Progress story for the obvious responses that easily shred Matalin’s ridiculous comments.
Here is one thing that caught my attention (as you will see in the short video clip). On the one hand she is whining about President Obama bashing President George W. Bush, but then turns right around and blames President Clinton (for the recession and the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001) to excuse President Bush.
It just shows how much of a hypocrite Mary Matalin is and how little credibility she has to speak on important issues. Yet, CNN brings her back time and time again and almost never challenges her with any kind of strength.