Joe and Mika, the Odd Couple of Morning TV

By Andrew Gauthier 

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The New York Times

Last week on the north lawn of the White House, the morning after the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski held court on the grass, presiding over a special Sunday edition of their MSNBC daily news program “Morning Joe.”

As they sat beside one another in directors’ chairs–Mika in a black evening gown with a plunging neckline; Joe in a dinner jacket (sans tie), both of them wearing dark sunglasses–they exuded the reckless, easy glamour of old-style Hollywood stars: Rock Hudson and Doris Day (but Doris Day with a tan and killer abs).

A few hours before, at the MSNBC after-party, theyd hobnobbed with the actors Alec Baldwin and Bradley Cooper More…