You know there were stares of disbelief around the studio this morning as former Washington DC Mayor Adrian Fenty made this statement on MSNBC's "Morning Joe:"
What did he just say?
THESE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS ARE COMPLETELY OUTDATED.
That comment was the last of several surprising thoughts from Fenty in a segment about Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and how his poll numbers were falling in the wake of the prolonged stand off in Madison. Fenty delivered a rather honest personal assessment of the situation, speaking from the perspective of a former big city mayor charged with similar administrative challenges as Walker:
(Note: despite the image, it's not the same clip as above)
Morning Mika was beside herself. She could not believe that this Democrat was supporting Walker. And so she pressed a little harder, unsuccessfully trying to bring the clear-thinking ex-mayor over to her side:
(Note: again, different clip)