Eric Massa–the “salty,” “fracking” former Congressman–will be on Glenn Beck at 5 p.m. today, and then on Larry King Live at 9 p.m. tonight, presumably to peddle the line that Rahm Emanuel, who is not above accosting legislators in the shower, forced him out of the U.S. Congress because of Mr. Massa’s opposition to the health care bill.
So, with Mr. Massa quickly becoming a darling of the right, the White House made a preemptive television appearance this morning. “Well look, I think this whole story is ridiculous,” press secretary Robert Gibbs said on Good Morning America. “I think the latest excuse is silly and ridiculous.”
“Let’s go through what we’ve heard from Congressman Massa. Last week on Wednesday, he was having a recurrence of cancer. On Thursday he was guilty of using salty language. On Friday we learned he’s before the Ethics Committee to be investigated on sexual harassment.”
As for Rahm Emanuel Week? “The president is not focused on palace intrigue. It says something about this town that this goes for entertainment,” Mr. Gibbs said.