Who doesn’t love a Voltaire quote? Here’s one of my favorites:

…the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire.

So what would Voltaire make of “Morning Joe: Election Extra,” running on MSNBC as I type?

Joe Scarborough isn’t participating. And it’s 2pm in MSNBC’s New York studios.

I guess it is extra…

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Clint Hendler is the managing editor of Mother Jones, and a former deputy editor of CJR.