The Ed Morrissey Show: Andrew Malcolm, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Christopher & Howe

posted at 1:00 pm on March 31, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), Andrew Malcolm returns in his new Tuesday slot to discuss media and politics. In the second half, Rep. Eric Cantor joins us to talk about Barack Obama’s economic policies. We’ll also have Tommy Christopher and Caleb Howe debate the videotape allegedly depicting Joe Biden’s adult daughter using drugs. Legitimate news story, or irrelevant political attack? We’ll go into bonus minutes to find out! We’ll also talk about Keith Olbermann and Twitter, Caleb’s exclusive look into the anchor’s hypocrisy on social networking.

Update: Tommy has some interesting revelations about the alleged Biden tape, including this:

The video shooter’s (hereafter referred to as “Deuche Bagilow”) attorney told the NY Post that he destroyed the original. He didn’t just tape over it with a Jerry Springer episode, he drilled a hole in the camera’s hard drive and threw it into a lake. This claim defies credibility. Why would you destroy the original of something you had made a copy of? Well, you might claim to have done that if you didn’t want anyone to ask to see the original.

That fact alone ends this. There is absolutely no way to authenticate the tape, so there was no point in having these outlets watch it.

I have two words in response: Lucy Ramirez. Watch the show to find out what that means.

Update II: Cantor got called in for a vote just before the show, so we’ll have to reschedule.

Update III: We got Rep. Kevin McCarthy, deputy GOP whip, to replace Rep. Cantor. Be sure to watch it!

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Please ask Cantor why he voted for the AIG bonus bill?

ctmom on March 31, 2009 at 1:10 PM

Cantor should be asked to explain in detail his rationale for voting for that horrendous 90% tax. Ask him if he read the “Dear AIG, I Quit” op-ed in the New York Times, by an AIG exec who had committed no crime and was facing having to give back the money he had earned, and if he (Cantor) felt any remorse for putting a guy like this on his public-enemies-to-be-publicly-flogged list.

My respect for Cantor instantly plummeted when I found out he cast that vote for that tax.

Edouard on March 31, 2009 at 1:11 PM

I had such high hopes for Cantor and McCotter.

Lost it for Cantor when first Tarp bill signed, he ran in front of camersas waving papers shouting Nancy is being mean to republicans. stupid

And then the vote last week…the Right is not
asking for “pure”, just smart….seems not much around.

nondhimmie on March 31, 2009 at 1:20 PM

crashing on column deadline, but please make sure to hammer cantor on his aig/cya vote…and ask him to rationalize that ignominious vote in light of grabby hands barney’s latest salary control push.

cantor = barney’s little helper.

Michelle on March 31, 2009 at 1:24 PM

Cantor singing Obama’s litany?

maverick muse on March 31, 2009 at 1:38 PM

Ed, there’s got to be a thread coming on the G20, right?

Nicolas Sarkozy’s threat to walk out of global summit
Charles Bremner in Paris and Philip Webster, The Times, March 31, 2009

Mr Sarkozy, who blames the “Anglo-Saxons” for causing the economic crisis, told his ministers last week that he would leave Mr Brown’s summit “if it does not work out”. A deal to tighten regulation will be one of the key features of the G20 accord but France wants a global financial regulator, an idea fiercely opposed by the United States and Britain. Mr Brown has described the notion as ridiculous. Germany and other nations are reported to be against a global regulator and sources said that President Sarkozy must know that the proposal would not make progress. Instead, countries will agree that their national regulators should cooperate more. So-called colleges of supervisors are likely to be established to monitor the activities of companies that operate in several countries. OECD now expects the economies of its 30 member nations to slump by 4.3 per cent this year, against the 0.4 per cent drop that it forecast last November. This [G20 peabrain] umbrella group for Western democracies also warns that unemployment will reach 10 per cent by next year in most developed nations.

“Anglo-Saxon gibe strains relations with Obama” UNLESS of course Sarkozy used that racial terminology to omit Obama from the blame game. Sarkozy was supposed to be the French leader reuniting ties with America while Bush was POTUS. Strange…

maverick muse on March 31, 2009 at 1:42 PM

My respect for Cantor instantly plummeted when I found out he cast that vote for that tax.

Edouard on March 31, 2009 at 1:11 PM

Ditto for him and Ryan. I actually thought they had something to offer. Now, I realize that they’re either a couple of morons or a couple of spineless twits, or both.

Tell this tool to start looking to Flake as a model rather than Barney Frank. Cantor ought to be ashamed of himself.

And tell him that the House GOP’s roll out of its half-ass budget last week was absolutely pathetic.

BuckeyeSam on March 31, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Please ask Cantor why he voted for the AIG bonus bill?

ctmom on March 31, 2009 at 1:10 PM

Maybe Nancy Pelosi asked him nicely as opposed to the bailout where that was his justification for voting against it.

LevStrauss on March 31, 2009 at 1:58 PM

Then he went to Brittney (gag) Spears in concert. I had such high hopes for him.

ctmom on March 31, 2009 at 2:06 PM

Tell this tool to start looking to Flake as a model rather than Barney Frank. Cantor ought to be ashamed of himself.

BuckeyeSam on March 31, 2009 at 1:45 PM

AMEN to this, my friend.

Oh, to have at least 218 Jeff Flakes in the House of Representatives…

Edouard on March 31, 2009 at 2:23 PM

Then he went to Brittney (gag) Spears in concert. I had such high hopes for him.

ctmom on March 31, 2009 at 2:06 PM

Fund raiser my a**. What voting demographic is he after? The illicit-drug-using, nitwit nonvoting bloc?

BuckeyeSam on March 31, 2009 at 2:32 PM

Tom McClintock was another rep who shocked me with his vote for the AIG punishment tax.

McClintock was one of the candidates for CA governor who ran (along with Ah-nold and about 100 others) in the free-for-all gubernatorial election following Gray Davis’s recall. McClintock’s calling card has always been that he was a watchdog against any excesses in taxation, and he has always talked (and voted) a very good game in opposition to over-taxation.

To say my jaw dropped when I saw that McClintock had voted in favor of the 90% tax is an understatement. My jaw damn near broke off its hinges. Boy, was I full of despair that day to see that Cantor, McClintock and 83 other Republicans had committed their votes to enshrine that ignominious bill.

Edouard on March 31, 2009 at 2:35 PM

Just ask him when the GOP is gonna grow a pair, please.

msmveritas on March 31, 2009 at 2:44 PM

First show I had listen to. I just found something new to do at this time.

tjexcite on March 31, 2009 at 6:50 PM