Pat Buchanan Feels A Morning Joe Tingle

November 3rd, 2009 2:33 PM

After Joe Scarborough’s intra-squad snarking of Keith Olbermann yesterday morning, one might have expected a better-behaved Brew Crew today.

No such luck for Chris Matthews – Pat Buchanan had different plans.

In a discussion of the polling data in Virginia’s gubernatorial race, Joe asked Lawrence O’Donnell why the Democrat was doing so poorly in a state that President Obama won by a large margin last year:

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Why [crosstalk] Democrats doing better in Virginia a year after Obama’s historic victory?

LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: Because Obama is Obama!  I mean, the notion that Obama going in and getting a historic win in a state like that, suggests that someone else can do it two years later is crazy to me.

JON MEACHAM: It’s not transferable.

O’DONNELL: Obama was the most magical political candidate we’ve seen in a long time.

SCARBOROUGH: Yes, and that’s exactly what Pat Buchanan said – “magical.”  Yes, Pat.

PAT BUCHANAN [laughing]: Yeah, Joe.  Yeah, made my leg tingle.

[laughter on the set]

SCARBOROUGH: I can’t believe he went there.

Two days in a row.  This is, in a word: "Magical."