HILLARY CLINTON  1:56 pm June 4, 2008

Terry McAuliffe Continues To Pleasantly Embarrass Clinton Campaign

by Jim Newell

Here’s nutty Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe making good on his promise to do shots with Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski, today, at like 7 a.m. They are downing “Puerto Rican rum,” as Terry gladly points out — it’s a very exclusive brand known as “regular Bacardi.” Then they talk about politics for a while, and Mika touches him at the end, and now we know that they are having an affair, forever. [MSNBC]

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AudicityofHope June 4, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Wow! You know things are crazy bad when Pat Buchanan looks like the rational adult.

metropolitan June 4, 2008 at 2:02 pm

morning ho mika loves the scooter libby types like mcauliffe and joe biden.
it’s not about their politics, its all about those frizzy graying temples.

AxmxZ June 4, 2008 at 2:03 pm

The crazier he gets, the more indulgent I feel towards him. He’s like the village idiot: fun to throw rocks at.

Dave J. June 4, 2008 at 2:05 pm

I was telling a friend this morning, even though I hate virtually everyone associated with the Clinton campaign far more now than I did 6 months ago, I have an embarrassed admiration and respect for Terry McAuliffe. He so clearly does not believe a word of what he’s saying, and he’s so evidently having a good time, that I just kind of love the guy.

jagorev June 4, 2008 at 2:06 pm

Based on this and the Daily Show appearance, I think I can confidently endorse McAuliffe for Obama’s veep.

Delicious June 4, 2008 at 2:06 pm

MSNBC hosts are drunk most of time anyway.

Tits_LaRue June 4, 2008 at 2:07 pm

I would like to point out: That is not the same bottle of rum McAuliffe had during the previous Rum incident on Morning Joe… Hence, he is an alcoholic.

shortsshortsshorts June 4, 2008 at 2:07 pm

I’m so happy the Hillary campaign can advocate such strong family values, such as drinking at 10 in the morning.

ForTheTurnstiles June 4, 2008 at 2:07 pm

To do:

It’s retarded, but the more often they (the stupids I mean) repeat “Hillary VP Shame On You Obama”, the more often they (the other stupids) start to buy it. Remember, dumb people don’t recognize stupidity as stupidity, to them it feels good and normal. This must stop.

I have no idea how to shut these people up. Ideas?

MadMangosteen June 4, 2008 at 2:07 pm

every time I see a post that ends in “,forever.” I know I can thank Jim for it

Q June 4, 2008 at 2:07 pm

Oh Martain crackhead
You on da wrong planet dude
And the BamaTrain don’t want you

wheelie June 4, 2008 at 2:08 pm

She said to send telegrams to HillaryClinton.com??


Dave J. June 4, 2008 at 2:08 pm

[re=6747]jagorev[/re]: Seriously, can we give Terry his own reality show on CSPAN? That would kind of be awesome.

Sussemilch June 4, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Never trust a pilot who’s got more attitude than altitude.

AngryBlakGuy June 4, 2008 at 2:09 pm

…Terry McCauliffe being the DOUCHE that everyone knew he could be! Why do we care what comes out of this guys mouth anymore?

Domestic Goddess June 4, 2008 at 2:09 pm

I miss the Hawaiian shirts.

Anita Cocktail June 4, 2008 at 2:10 pm

[re=6757]Dave J.[/re]: But isn’t there already a show called “The Biggest Loser”?

loudmouthredhead June 4, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Is anyone else reminded of Saddam Hussein’s Minister of Information? You know, the guy that said the American’s would all be destroyed and never reach Baghdad, even while we saw M1 tanks rolling behind him?

Here’s to you, Terry! You plow that blonde for all that Bacardi is worth.

AfghanVet June 4, 2008 at 2:10 pm

You know, he kind of looks like a skinny Bill Clinton…maybe it was HIM that was banging all the ladies on the campaign trail and not Bill.

Domestic Goddess June 4, 2008 at 2:10 pm

[re=6756]wheelie[/re]: You are amazing. Don’t stop.

Paultardville June 4, 2008 at 2:10 pm

[re=6757]Dave J.[/re]: Put Terry and Mark Penn together in the same house and you’ve got a show.

AudicityofHope June 4, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Dear Terry,

Nurse Ratchet called. She wants her patient back.

The World

AfghanVet June 4, 2008 at 2:12 pm

[re=6756]wheelie[/re]: I find your post very clever. My brain just doesn’t think that way. My friends think I have a good snark gene, but I just steal it all from here.

StupidGeek June 4, 2008 at 2:15 pm

[re=6762]Domestic Goddess[/re]: I believe he calls them “Puerto Rico” shirts. And I miss them, too.

mookworthjwilson June 4, 2008 at 2:16 pm

[re=6756]wheelie[/re]: McCain.com accepts messages sent by Pony Express.

Diadhuit June 4, 2008 at 2:19 pm

Heh, Puerto Ricans don’t even drink Bacardi, it’s a Jamaican rum recipe that they try to play off as Puerto Rican. Real Puerto Ricans drink Don Q Cristal…

No, I am not an alcoholic. I am an “Intoxicant Aficionado”

AfghanVet June 4, 2008 at 2:19 pm

Are we really surprised that people who take their educations and use them to run political campaigns are sore losers? What do these people have left after they lose?

How many ways can one say, “Welcome to Wal-Mart” or “Do you want fries with that?”

Really, what else are they qualified to do?

DoctorCulturae June 4, 2008 at 2:21 pm

[re=6752]ForTheTurnstiles[/re]: Maybe the only way to stop this message becoming viral is to start another one equally viral:

O accepts Hilz will not be VP
O accepts Hilz will not be VP
O accepts Hilz will not be VP

ronaldpagan June 4, 2008 at 2:24 pm

Wow I cannot bring myself to watch all 10 minutes of it. It is so awkward, like spending Thanksgiving with your “wacky”, alcoholic, Hillary-supporting uncle.

NotUrEvryDayWEzl June 4, 2008 at 2:24 pm

[re=6782]mookworthjwilson[/re]: I’d perhaps consider sending a carrier pigeon to the clinton campaign, but I’m afraid they’d all be intercepted by Mark Penn and eaten before they could reach their destination.

obfuscator June 4, 2008 at 2:26 pm

I swear, he’s like the Dick Vitale of the Clinton campaign.

jagorev June 4, 2008 at 2:27 pm

[re=6756]wheelie[/re]: Nicely done.

SystemError June 4, 2008 at 2:29 pm

Did you hear the “next 16 years” bit? So we have to deal with Hilz running for Prez again in 2016? My money is on Bill keeling over from a heart attack/sex related injury beforehand.

Hell to the No.

floraway June 4, 2008 at 2:29 pm

[re=6746]Dave J.[/re]: I am ashamed to agree. I want to hate him, but he is just so ridiculous.

[re=6772]AudicityofHope[/re]: Funny that you mention Nurse Ratchet… I recently had my tonsils removed. When I was starting to wake from surgery, I dreamed that Hillz was my nurse and she was dressed as Nurse Ratchet. She was terrifying… as usual.

madirishman June 4, 2008 at 2:30 pm

Two shots of Bacardi (151 proof) at 7:00 AM? What more evidence do you need that McAuliffe is an alcoholic on a crazed 3-day bender? And his voice sounds like a badly-tuned pick-up truck!

“She’s a realist…she knows what the numbers are.” SINCE WHEN? Yesterday McAuliffe and Hillary sounded like Jonestown true-believers. Guess Bacardi and Kool-aid don’t make a good mix.

Anonymous Office Zombie June 4, 2008 at 2:30 pm

I can’t wait until next January when a drunken, homeless, Terry McAuliffe bursts onto the set of Morning Joe complete with crazy beard, garbage encrusted clothes, and his stolen bottle of Bacardi, and demands Joe and Mika do shots with him to celebrate Clinton’s ultimate triumph, and then Joe tries to explain to him that Obama has already been sworn in as president while security drags him off camera.

Gopherit v2.0 June 4, 2008 at 2:32 pm

pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease…..let the strain on his vocal chords cause permanent damage.

TGY June 4, 2008 at 2:33 pm

A Global Crossing goon and the daughter of Zbigniew Brzezinski? Surely you jest.

articulate moran June 4, 2008 at 2:41 pm

[re=6780]StupidGeek[/re]: ouch… hot tea… laughing…. going to clean keyboard.

obfuscator June 4, 2008 at 2:41 pm

He reminds me of a coked up used car salesman, constantly blowing sunshine up your ass that he himself doesn’t belive, trying to sell you an obsolete piece of crap with way too many miles that no one wants anymore…

HerExcellency June 4, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Is that the same suit he was wearing on the daily show? It wasn’t the rum Pat was smelling, it was Terry and his boozy suit.

Son of Mark Penn June 4, 2008 at 2:48 pm

Fox News must give Terry McAuliffe his own show when this whole thing is over. He could be the liberal counterpart to O’Reilly and it’d be FANTASTIC!!!

VTBen June 4, 2008 at 2:49 pm

Pat Buchanan looks unamused.

MameDennis June 4, 2008 at 2:51 pm

So THAT’S what happened to the Iraqi information minister…

Trollop June 4, 2008 at 2:55 pm

[re=6751]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: Actually, I think this segment was on around 7 or 7:30, and it kinda looks like Terry is wearing the same suit he was on the Daily Show (although I’m too lazy to go check), so I just assume he was wandering around the streets of New York all night sucking from that bottle of Bacardi and telling anyone who listened that Hillary still had a chance. … Of course, hardened New Yorkers just kept their heads down and kept walking forward, like they do every time they inadvertently cross paths with a drunken hobo

itgetter June 4, 2008 at 2:56 pm

Am I the only one wishing that someone *had* lit a match in there?

graceless* June 4, 2008 at 2:58 pm

[re=6854]obfuscator[/re]: Couldn’t have said it better myself. Although, the white wine and candles could have their place…

wallythepug June 4, 2008 at 3:06 pm

I hope Mika disinfected her hands after that little visit.

Johnny_Zhivago June 4, 2008 at 3:17 pm

I see Terry had two copies of his book… I wasn’t aware it made it to a second printing.

shortsshortsshorts June 4, 2008 at 3:19 pm

[re=6881]Trollop[/re]: After Penn and Terry I begin to wonder if the first questions asked at Hillz campampaign strategist job interviews are “What are you addicted to?” “Can you make this addiction look as if Hillary does less of it then you?”

Kingbee June 4, 2008 at 3:34 pm

[re=6751]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: Soylent Green.

Kingbee June 4, 2008 at 3:38 pm

[re=6762]Domestic Goddess[/re]: My take on the Hawaiian shirts was that Terry wants to claim a bond with Obama, and become Barack Hussein’s Minister of Information.

bitchincamaro June 4, 2008 at 3:51 pm

I love Buchanan’s “did they remainder the hardcover, yet?”.
Snark gold.

Jay-C June 4, 2008 at 4:09 pm

Usually it’s only the viewers who need booze to get through a “Morning Joe” Segment…

Trollop June 4, 2008 at 4:25 pm

[re=6935]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: Heh, when Walnuts makes Hillz his running mate, I’m sure cindy’ll get along with the gang just great

phildeaux June 4, 2008 at 4:26 pm

I like how they played Ramblin’ Man by the Allman Bros. during the last 3 minutes of Terry talking about how great Hills was.

1ofUS June 4, 2008 at 6:41 pm

She’s conceited already!

TurdBlossom June 4, 2008 at 6:43 pm

[re=6756]wheelie[/re]: That’s right, telegrams.

Attacus Dove June 4, 2008 at 8:32 pm

Ha! I guess the Kool-Aid alone just wasn’t doing it for poor old Terry!

Terry sat down with us over at the Hawke and Dove Political Punditry Podcast today also, and explained just what kind of Kool-Aid Clinton has been swilling! http://hawkeanddove.com/archives/69

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