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Conservative pundit Ann Counter thinks Hillary Clinton’s expected presidential candidacy will fizzle, just like City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s mayoral bid this year.
“I don’t think she’s that formidable. I think it will be a re-run of–sorry, this is a New York reference–but another Christine Quinn,” Ms. Coulter said last night on CNN’s Piers Morgan Live. “We were told, ‘Inevitable, inevitable, she’s the next mayor, next mayor!’ People came and voted, and, ‘Nah, I don’t think so.’”
After spending the evening phone-banking with actor Steve Buscemi, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio stopped by CNN’s Piers Morgan Live last night with Sex and the City alum Cynthia Nixon to discuss his mayoral bid.
After prompting a glowing endorsement from Ms. Nixon, Mr. Morgan quickly turned to a video of Mr. de Blasio’s daughter, Chiara, in which she proudly proclaims her dad is not “some boring white guy.”
Mayoral front-runner Christine Quinn refused to criticize President Obama over reports that the federal government has engaged in widespread monitoring of Americans’ Internet activity and telephone calls–arguing that surveillance is crucial to the city’s safety.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn downplayed the challenge posed by Anthony Weiner in an interview last night with CNN’s Piers Morgan, who appeared to be having a rollicking time making fun of Mr. Weiner’s name.
Ms. Quinn, who is currently making the rounds promoting her new memoir, has so far avoided weighing in on the impact of Mr. Weiner’s late jump into the race. But Mr. Morgan managed to break through her usually well-rehearsed rebuttals–for a moment, at least.
TAMPA, FL – Sarah Palin took to Facebook yesterday to accuse Fox News of canceling all of her scheduled appearances on the network during the Republican National Convention, but CNN host Piers Morgan said he’d be glad to have her on his show during the RNC festivities. However, Mr. Morgan said Ms. Palin, who has a contract with Fox News through January, has yet to take him up on his invitation.
“I’m serious, if she’s fallen out with Fox, I’d love to get her on. It’s the one reason we haven’t had her since I’ve been on air, because of her contract with Fox,” Mr. Morgan told Politicker at the CNN Grill at the RNC last night. “Clearly, if she’s had an issue with them and can now do us, I’d love to interview her.”