Buckley: Joe Scarborough Has the Best Face in the GOP

Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman and current MSNBC host, laughed away talks he might run for Florida Senate: "I don't really think it would be good to run in 2010 with a party that is actively associating itself with the Taliban."

Christopher Buckley, son of conservative icon William F., left the magazine his father founded, National Review, and endorsed Barack Obama. 

They're not exactly the most popular people in their party, but they sure seem to like each other. 

At the time Scarborough dismissed rumors about running for senator, we pleaded with him: "Your party needs you. Clearly they're in desperate need of someone who can put together sentences that actually make sense, and considering that's more or less what you get paid to do, you seem like an awfully good candidate." 

And Buckley agrees, penning a political love letter to him today in the Daily Beastdeclaring Scarborough the new face of the Republican Party.

Maybe Scarborough should talk about his role in defending a man who killed an abortion doctor in the early '90s. However, he is much more likable than, say, Michael Steele, Rush Limbaugh, and Dick Cheney combined. 

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