WaPo Cillizza’s Shameless Plug

WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza indeed wins the Shameless Plug award for his remarks on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” this morning. While fellow guests Chicago Tribune‘s Clarence Page and USA Today‘s Jackie Kucinich both mentioned stories they’d written, Cillizza showed up host Chuck Todd by offering a promo for his hosting of “The Daily Rundown” tomorrow in place of Todd.

“I will be the most shameless out of the three of you and say that I am hosting The Daily Rundown tomorrow,” Cillizza cooed. “Don’t go away for the long weekend! Don’t go away for the long weekend!”

Cillizza is the obvious substitute as he recently filled in while Todd was on vacation.

Todd said an open house at his daughter’s school tomorrow morning will keep him from hosting the program. “So I can’t wait to meet her new teacher,” he said. “You got that new teacher?”

Shameless Plug is a relatively new feature Todd added to the program after co-host Savannah Guthrie left for NBC’s “TODAY” show.

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