This week the co-hosts, Joe Scarborough and Mika Breszinski, are away. Vacation, I guess. So who sits in their place? The two logical replacements would be Willie Geiss and Mike Barnicle, both full-time and original show members. So Willie did move into one of the co-chair seats. But I was very surprised that Mike Barnicle was not sitting by his side. Instead, there was Nicolle Wallace sitting beside Willie Geiss. Why, for heaven’s sakes? Nicolle is only a part-time participant on the show. It seemed to me to a “slight” to Mike Barnicle. He remained at the table, but there was Nicolle sitting in the co-chair seat.
Might seem petty. But small, seemingly inconsequential, moves like this can sometimes signal a bigger, behind-the-scenes, shift in staffing priorities.