Lawrence O'Donnell joined the TODAY Show this morning to comment on President Obama's new Press Secretary Jay Carney, and Sarah Palin's "WTF" moment.
Of Carney, Lawrence said "everyone on the inside thinks this is as good a pick as you could possibly do at this point." And that while Carney has asked hard questions in the press room as a reporter, Carney will soon experience the intense hot stage of answering questions.
In the case of outgoing Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Lawrence said inner circle shake-ups within the administration are "standard" at the two-year mark. "These are incredibly difficult jobs."
Lawrence also commented on Sarah Palin's "WTF" criticism of the president's State of the Union. "She has struggled with the sounding presidential thing. The lack of civility? No one else has been that way except Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. There's been a bipartisan effort to make things work more smoothly in the Senate, and those two are out of tune with what everyone else is doing, at least for now."
Meredith Vieira also asked Lawrence about Meghan McCain calling Rep. Michele Bachmann "a poor man's Sarah Palin" on Wednesday's Last Word. Lawrence pointed out that McCain isn't the only Republican critical of Sarah Palin. "It's a dangerous time for Palin," he told Vieira. "Her stock cannot go up."