Note: the heat wave has gotten to me. Please read this one with tongue planted firmly in cheek.
I was wondering why Mark Halperin was missing from the Morning Joe set today. His “Game Change” co-author John Heilemann was there, and the two are normally a matched set. Then the show rolled a segment on the conviction and deportation of those ten Russian spies, in a deal for the return of several Western agents.
Wait for a second! Who is that guy, second-from-the-right in the bottom row [photo left]? Sure looks a lot like Halperin [photo right]. The spy’s nom de guerre: Donald Heathfield [real name Andrey Bezrukov].
Halperin. Heathfield. Mark missing from Morning Joe. Hmmm . . .