Bob Cesca: Monday Morning Russert Watch

This post first appeared on the Huffington Post.

The most dangerous place in the world is between Joe Biden and a camera. BOING! WAH! Okay, so it's an old joke. But I had to work in a dig against Biden before I totally rip George Allen's appearance on Meet the Press this morning.

It's no mystery that Senator George Allen (R-VA) is the White House's heir apparent for the presidency in 2008. Rush Limbaugh loves him, probably because Allen, who voted with the president 96 percent of the time, is a White House dittohead.

Russert asked Allen about his "George Bush Republican" label. Allen, suddenly breaking out of his plastic shell, blasted back, "I'm a common sense Jeffersonian conservative ... I'm, I -- look, I support President Bush, I have in the past, I'm not running away from that. But I'm my own person with my own philosophy."

Good one, Senator. Let me tell you a joke about Biden and cameras. It's funny.

This year, Allen will most likely face a tough re-election campaign against Vietnam veteran Jim Webb, Reagan's former Secretary of the Navy and current Democrat. Webb earned two Purple Hearts, the Navy cross, a Silver Star, and two Bronze Stars. In other words, Webb is clearly unpatriotic and hates the troops. Karl Rove never met a decorated war veteran he didn't Swift-Boat, and there's no chance in hell Allen is going to pass up Rove's help.

Make no mistake, Allen is Rove's Fisher-Price Man.

Of course, Russert made no effort to...

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