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Michael Smerconish, Bootlicker

3:23 PM, Aug 21, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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Some choice quotes from his interview with President Obama:

"What an honor for me to say I'm live at the White House and I'm joined by the President of the United States."...

"Mr. President, what an honor for me, and thank you, sir, for this privilege, and thank you for coming back to my radio program."...

"You're needed across town. I appreciate very much the privilege of coming to the White House. Mr. President, thank you so much for being on the Michael Smerconish program."...

The interview was only aired on radio, but it's certainly possible Smerconish offered the president a Brian Williams-like bow at the end of their talk. Of course there's nothing wrong with showing a little deference to the commander in chief, but Smerconish comes off like a toady, not a journalist, or even a semi-serious talking head.

You'd think this was his first time in a Big City.