If Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough were on a media tour for the television show “Morning Joe” then I would understand. But right now they are on a book tour for Scarborough’s book “The Last Best Hope”. They openly talk about their tour and how Mika also signs Joe’s book.
Now I’ve heard of riding someone’s coat tails but this is ridiculous. Even if I were a fan of Joe Scarborough’s work, why would I want someone who didn’t write his book to sign it for me. If Mika Brzezinski wants to sign a book, let her write one. Or she can sign one of her father’s books posthumously when the time comes.
I find this just a bit odd. It’s one thing if they are on, or claiming to be on, a combined press tour for “Morning Joe” AND Joe’s book. But it’s a different thing entirely when they refer to these events as “book signings” and then Mika participates in the dog and pony show followed by her signing Joe’s book right along side him. I really, really don’t get it. And I don’t understand why nobody has questioned this. I keep doing Google searches and I can’t find anything about anyone questioning why Mika is signing Joe’s book.
So now, along with her making faces at everything people say on that show, and along with her feigned holier-than-thou attitude towards anything slightly off-color, and despite the fact that she acts like an idiot as she repeats everything that Joe says (and then purrs like a kitten, it’s weird), and then makes these little orgasmic sounds as she feigns embarrassment when someone call her pretty, she NOW signs someone else’s published work?
I watch “Morning Joe” most mornings, not because of Joe or Mika, but because they have guests that I respect like “Newsweek” editor Jon Meacham, one of my personal heros. For a time I thought putting up with Mika Brzezinski was something I was willing to do for guests like that. But I’m not so sure anymore.