The Tina Yothers of MSNBC

Willie Geist on the "unreasonable, unnatural, and probably unsafe" life of an early morning anchor

The Village Voice’s Sound of the City blog has a fun Q&A with the delightfully watchable Willie Geist of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Geist, who has some Pat Kiernan-potential, doesn’t reveal a whole lot about himself. Still, he compares his coworkers on the show to the cast of Family Ties, and offers some snicker-worthy remarks about America’s favorite grouchy uncle, Pat Buchanan:

Pat has a “Thug Life” tattoo across his stomach. He hasn’t been the same since we lost Tupac. Another secret? If you talk in private to Upper West Side lefties who pray five times a day in the direction of Barack Obama’s birthplace of Honolulu, they’ll confess that they’ve come to love Pat Buchanan. They hate themselves for it, but they love Pat.

Sorry, girls, he’s married. And, Willie, too.

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Katia Bachko is on staff at The New Yorker.