MoJo on MSNBC: The Barracuda vs. The Whales (Video)

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This evening I was a guest on David Shuster’s show on MSNBC, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where we discussed Governor Sarah Palin’s plans to sue the federal government to reverse the endangered species listing of the Cook Inlet beluga whale. This, I might add, was the second time in as many weeks that a MoJo staffer was featured on Shuster’s “Muckraker of the Day” segment. Last week, the honor went to David Corn, who chatted with Shuster about Obama’s first-day transparency and accountability moves, as well as the Obama administration’s new web site.

Check out tonight’s segment:

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