Shields and Brooks Debate McConnell’s ‘Watergate,’ Love and Politics

Mark Shields and David Brooks pondered political sex scandals in the Doubleheader Friday. If it’s in the name of love, is it less offensive?

As I filled in for Hari Sreenivasan, we started with the “sport of politics” and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s comparison of an eavesdropping scandal to Watergate.

Then we turned to the — ahem — overexposure of ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine.

Watch to the end of the “politics of sport” section to find out if Mark paid up for picking Syracuse last week in the NCAA tournament.

I also asked each of them if they could outrun a senator in the ACLI Capital Challenge 3-mile run. PBS NewsHour is fielding a team for the May 15 race. Funnier still, I’m the captain!

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This video was shot and edited by Justin Scuiletti.

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