3 December 2012 9:41 AM, PST | Mediaite - TV | See recent Mediaite - TV news »

Over the past several weeks, political talk on cable news has devolved into a cup of full of Yahtzee™ dice etched with the same rotation of fiscal cliff boilerplate - Republicans gutting social safety net programs, Republicans being willing to raise taxes without calling it raising taxes, Republicans failing to come up with more than one synonym for "not serious," Republicans trying desperately to unsail the Obamacare ship, President Obama coolly checking his watch - shaken up and thrown down for the viewer's enjoyment, so any deviation from those scripts is a welcome change of pace. On Monday morning's Starting Point, Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-ca) provided such a distraction when she opined that the holidays, marred by uncertainty for 98% of Americans, are a "tough time for politicians." »

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