VIDEO-- Paul Krugman: "There's a little bit of pig in all of us. I speak from personal experience."

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that's all folks

As I mentioned here, enough about President Obama’s “controversial comments” on Kamala Harris. He and she are friends, he made a quip in that context, and started out by saying how brilliant, dedicated and tough she is. Yes, it was bound to raise many an eyebrow, but it also didn’t deserve all the attention and air time it's been getting.

Here is Paul Krugman on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." There's a 4-second lag at the beginning of the video due to my continued ineptitude at grabbing segments.

George Will:

We've always from time immemorial had that guy at the end of the bar nursing his third beer and venting his opinions. Now they do it, thanks to progress, on the Internet. And it creates this echo chamber.

George Stephanopoulos:

You were the victim of a lot of free speech on the internet.

Paul Krugman:

... It was dumb. And it's right to slap him for it. But you know, there's a little bit of pig in all of us. I speak from personal experience. So there we are.

So there we are. Oink.

Did I mention how glad I was that Paul Krugman appears on these shows?

Here is the entire Roundtable segment:

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  • http://twitter.com/juiciebell juiciebell

    Yes you're right. Maybe I need to just realize it's all b.s. Thanks.

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    I totally get what you're saying, but I think he was quipping more than anything, saying it's nothing unusual, and he's as "guilty" as the next guy. I didn't take it seriously. I was just glad he was on to counter some of the b.s.

  • http://twitter.com/juiciebell juiciebell

    I heard that on "this week " and could not believe he said that. It was disappointing to hear this coming from Krugman. To me it sounded direspectul and mean spirited because PBO's remark was innocent and delivered in good spirit.