Corn on Stephanopoulos: Gitmo, AfPak, and Sarah Palin

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In case you missed it, our Washington Bureau Chief David Corn did us proud on This Week with George Stephanopoulos over the weekend. He joined fellow journalists Gwen Ifill, George Will, Bob Woodward, and David Brooks at the roundtable to talk Gitmo, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and of course, Sarah Palin.

The Nation’s Ari Melber thought it was interesting. You probably will too, if you prefer informed discussion over soundbites. Although… even if you like soundbites, you should still give it a listen, because David Brooks calling Sarah Palin “a joke” is kind of golden. Check it out.

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