What do you find more shocking? That lefty Air America host Rachel Maddow:
- Says she's an "awesome shot," good at blowing people away on the target range?
- Thinks Barack Obama has gotten a bum rap from the MSM?
I'd call it a tossup.
Maddow made her statements on this evening's Race for the White House on MSNBC. First came Maddow's mention of being handy with a gun.
RACHEL MADDOW: Hillary Clinton really is doing exactly what Michelle [Bernard, of the Independent Women's Forum] said, which is she's trying to play herself as the candidate who understands the common person and in this case who is more likely to protect gun rights. I mean, frankly, I'm an awesome shot when I go to the shooting range, I blow people away, metaphorically speaking, but I wouldn't trust me with gun rights. I'm way to the left on that issue and your personal skill at the matter doesn't really say anything about your political take on it. Her record on gun control in the '90s says more about what he she's going to do about the Second Amendment than the fact that she knows how to fire a pistol.
And later, Maddow on the media being mean to Obama.
MADDOW: I actually think that a much bigger deal is being made of this story by the media than most voters will make of it. Of course if the media keeps making a huge deal out of it, then voters will respond.
Joe Scarborough was there to set Rachel straight.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Rachel continues to blame the media for this. This isn't about the media, who by the way, I think has bent over backwards and been helpful to Barack Obama more often than not. This is about words on its surface that re-enforces negative stereotypes about Barack Obama and the Democratic party as a whole. Republicans feed off of this. The second I saw these words come across my Blackberry on Friday night, I thought, good Lord, this is going to blow up and be terrible because it re-enforces everything Republicans have been saying about left-wing elites since Adlai Stevenson ran for president in 1952.