Throwback Thursday: Watch Joe Scarborough Sing for the ‘Funniest Celebrity In Washington’ Contest
Throwback Thursday is the Mediaite project dedicated to exploring the careers and past highlights of media talent, anchors, and journalists before they became major media stars.
If you talk to any Washington insider or political player, there’s a good chance he/she tell you that Joe Scarborough is one of the most influential figures in the news business. With his sharp commentary and his ability to engage, the man who gave his name to Morning Joe has had an undeniable impact on how the political conversation begins every weekday.
Before he was discussing politics every morning as part of the media, Scarborough practiced it for several years as a member of the House of Representatives. Scarborough represented Florida’s 1st District, but during his down time, he would indulge in his love for music.
In various interviews over the years, Scarborough has talked about how playing guitar in a band is one of his favorite pastimes. Scarborough often performs around New York City, and his musical projects have provided commentary about a certain someone during the 2016 election.
“There’s nine of us and everybody’s obsessed with music, both writing and recording,” Scarborough said once in an interview about his band. “Luckily, there aren’t a lot of other distractions.”
While Scarborough was still living in D.C., he once used his talents during his 1998 participation in the “Funniest Celebrity in Washington” contest. Competing against the likes of current CBS host Norah O’Donnell and current White House Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway, Scarborough sang an original song called “I Guess I’ll Be A Congressman.”
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