Dick Morris was on Hannity’s radio show yesterday afternoon, claiming that he is working as a paid political consultant to Ukraine opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko. Which illustrates once again why any politician hires Morris at their own peril he may or may not be a good strategist, but his ego just won’t let him keep quiet about his own role in things. Among other things, Morris claims to have orchestrated the revelation that Yushchenko was poisoned.
One very odd note: Morris also claims and I’d really emphasize the word “claims” here that he was approached by “a Republican congressman who shall remain nameless,” who passed along an offer from Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych if Morris was willing to switch sides, he’d get a million dollars cash, “and that was only a down payment.” (Morris says he declined.) Now the whole story may be bollocks, I have no idea but if there’s any truth to it, one question immediately occurred to me (but apparently not to Hannity): what Republican congressman is passing along messages from Yanukovych? What American congressman is working behind the scenes for the anti-democratic, dirty tricks, poison-the-opposition candidate preferred by former KGB officers everywhere? What’s up with that?