Don't know what Dorian Warren's been smoking, but we can guess what he's been reading: Rolling Stone, and in particular a recent column in which Paul Krugman claims that Barack Obama is one of the most "successful presidents in American history" [ed.: not a typo].
On today's Morning Joe, MSNBC contributor Warren said he'd be happy to call his Vegas buddies to bet that "history will be very, very good to Barack Obama." Warren was responding to Joe Scarborough's suggestion that history will lump Obama and George W. Bush together for their lack of effective leadership.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: This is what we've seen throughout this entire presidency, just pot shots right and left. All the time: everything he does.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: I don't think it's a pot shot to say Barack Obama -- no, I don't think it's pot shot to say Barack Obama has serious leadership challenges that historians --. you have the grimmest face. I guarantee you. I will be glad to take bets from anybody across America, if I took bets. Historians are going to be writing and they are going to lumping together George W. Bush and Barack Obama as two people that don't --
DORIAN WARREN: History will serve Barack Obama very, very well.
BRZEZINSKI: I agree.
SCARBOROUGH: Oh my God! -- as far as leadership, knowing how to effectively run the White House, knowing effectively how to run Washington, D.C., knowing effectively how to run the bureaucracies.
WARREN: [Inaudible] obstruction, we should have a Surgeon General in place that should be leading on this issue of Ebola.
SCARBOROUGH: I look forward to reading those historians that say this guy knows how to run Washington effectively. I look forward to seeing that. I don't know who who's going to write it.
WARREN: I will be happy to call my friends in Vegas and place that bet right now. I'm serious. History will be very, very good to Barack Obama.
SCARBOROUGH: OK! I love it!