I’ve got a TV crush.
Now I know a lot of you are hung up on Kirby from “Lipstick Jungle” and, I too, breathed a sigh of eye candy relief when they signed him for the second season.
So please don’t think I’m disrespecting Kirby when I admit that I’m sort of smitten for a new guy.
And he’s a Republican.
I know. Gasp.
He’s Joe Scarborough, the former Florida Congressman and current host of Morning Joe on MSNBC.
Ok, how pissy are you right now that I posted a picture of Joe Scarborough and NOT Kirby?
But Joe deserves some props because it’s only through his humor, charm and smart commentary that I can even begin to try to face and understand our economic crisis.
This meltdown of our financial markets is panicking everyone I know. In my yoga class, the instructor added extra meditation time to try to calm nervous yogis. Great. Just what we need. More quiet time to focus on our breathing rapidly nosediving 401Ks.
This week Congress has sweetened the failed House bailout package and the Senate approved the new version. Now it’s up to the House of Representatives to deliver the votes. And save our economy! By bailing out the slimy millionaires who are responsible for all this!
But it must be done. Because a bad bill is better than no bill and a crumbling economy. (Rest assured, I minored in economics so I know what I’m talking about. I really did minor in economics. Whether I know what I’m talking about has yet to be determined.)
A 700 billion dollar bailout package. An angry, volatile stock market. A severe credit squeeze.
See why I need my morning Joe?
I already told my husband Rick all about my crush. Listen, he admitted weeks ago that he’s sort of hot for Sarah Palin. At least my crush is a MODERATE conservative.
Speaking of Sarah Palin, I’m way nervous about Thursday night. After a very cringe worthy interview with Katie Couric, expectations are incredibly low for her performance in the debate.
Low expectations + likability + sexy librarian look = The Vice Presidency.
I’m nervous. Biden better bring it on – in a respectful, intelligent, fix-our-economy, don’t-say-anything-stupid kind of way.
Ok, because I made you suffer through an entire post about the economy, here’s your reward. Enjoy your Kirby.
Because despite how much you may have lost in the stock market, at least his abs are still rock solid.
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