Q. How can you tell that Hillary is blowing her African tour?
A. When even supporters like Tina Brown says she needs to get back home ASAP . . . and hit the gym.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Tina Brown, what's wrong with my former, ex-girlfriend Hillary Clinton?
TINA BROWN: What's wrong with Hillary is one week too long on this African hellish tour that she's on. Think of it from the human point of view: she is in her second week. She's hot. She is feeling fat. She had this horrible business where she suddenly lost it a bit over the whole Bill thing. Frankly, I want to get her home now. I want to get her home. Otherwise, by the time she hits Liberia, she's going to be saying: "what can I tell you? We had an idiot for the president!" She's letting it hang out.
A bit later, Brown returned to her notion that Hillary had encountered a . . . weighty problem.
SCARBOROUGH: Take the microphone away, get her on a -- maybe Bill ought to leave Vegas --
BROWN: I agree with that. She ought to get back to the gym!
BRZEZINSKI: Did she just say that? Tina?
SCARBOROUGH: I didn't say that. I'm suggesting that Bill Clinton get on a plane, on another mission of mercy, fly to Africa, get his wife, bring her home now!
Can you imagine the cries of feminist outrage if a conservative commentator, particularly one of the male persuasion, had made a similar suggestion?