No no, I kid. He doesn’t try at all. Watching this, I’m reminded how much he benefits from being on the same network as Olby. Anywhere else, he’d be notorious as the most shameless lefty hack in the stable. On MSNBC, he’s practically a straight newsman.

It’s a long clip, but stick with it until the end or you’ll miss Tanc’s musings on “moderate Republicans.” Both he and Shuster are at their worst here, the latter in his sneering contempt and unwillingness to let Tancredo finish a thought and the former in — well, you’ll see.

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