Did MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Say Her Favorite Founding Father Is Lincoln? (VIDEO)

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Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski appeared to suggest this morning that her favorite founding father is President Abraham Lincoln, who is not generally recognized as a founding father of the United States.The usual gang of Brzezinski, co-host Joe Scarborough, and regular guest Pat Buchanan – also joined this morning by Mika’s father Zbigniew Brzezinski – turned their attention to an excerpt from Sarah Palin’s appearance on the Glenn Beck program last night, during which Palin hesitated to provide a specific single name after being asked by Beck who her favorite founder is, eventually settling on Washington.

“Wow, uuummm… Wow, I just need to, let me just process, okay,” Brzezinski remarked in response to the clip. Later Buchanan chimed in, “I would’ve gone with Hamilton, myself, Joe.” Shortly thereafter Brzezinski said from off-camera, “Me, Linc-, Lincoln, but okay.” Sarcastic joke? Or startling lack of elementary knowledge of American history? Hard to tell…

Here’s the video so you can judge for yourself – the “Lincoln” comment comes at about the 1:00 mark:

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