Fox News’s “Hannity” was something special on Monday night with Dick Morris–yes, that Dick Morris–showing up to condemn media coverage of Herman Cain’s alleged sexual harassment episodes. Morris himself has become something special, a Tea Party profiteer extraordinaire, as Brad Plumer ably explained in TNR recently. I found this moment a hilarious example of how outrage-generation seamlessly translates to the most naked merch-hawking on the right nowadays:
HANNITY: I went back and I looked at some of the charges against Bill Clinton, Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, et cetera, et cetera. You know, and there was so many things, Eleanor Smeal for example, president of the Feminist Majority Fund said at the time. We’re trying to think of the bigger picture, think about what’s best for women. This is why they didn’t go after Clinton. So, if you are pro-choice, if you are democrat, you get a pass, right?MORRIS: Well, go back to 1990, ’92 when Bill Clinton was first running for president. He got a black woman fired from her job in Arkansas and got flowers hired in that job instead. And after he left office, the civil rights commission ruled that it had been illegal. And the only reason they didn’t rule, it was harassment was that they didn’t know that he’d had sex with her, which he later admitted he did.
HANNITY: And you are doing a children’s book.
MORRIS: That’s right.
HANNITY: “Dubs Goes to Washington?”
MORRIS: That’s right. My dog Dubs, our golden retriever, and my wife Eileen McGann and Clayton Liotta who did the illustration. What we want to do Sean was that, we — there is no book that kids can buy that shows our heritage and our heroes in a positive light. Everything is P. C. So, what we do in this is we take the like the Iwo Jima Memorial, and we have a poem attached to it, which is the battle was won by the U.S. marines in one of history’s most famous scenes and when we meet the men who kept insured the freedom never fails, people say thanks and dogs wag their tails.
HANNITY: Very good.
Run don’t walk to get your copy, kids! Unless of course Ellis the Elephant has already guided you through our proud heritage, that is….