The debut episode of CNN’s D.L. Hughley Breaks the News already broke news when it taped on Thursday night, getting former Bush White House press secretary Scott McClellan to break party ranks and endorse Barack Obama for president. Here is the opening monologue from the first show, which doesn’t quite show off Hughley’s best talents, which I feel come from his thoughtful discussions with others, whether it’s a panel talk, a one-on-one chat, or interacting with the public (which you see in the clip of Hughley visiting a Sarah Palin rally in North Carolina and attempting to get the GOP loyalists to support a Palin-Hughley ticket in 2012 — some of their answers about race, and they’re talking to Hughley, mind you, are so so telling!). Hughley’s opening monologue:

The Palin rally visit and the interview portion with McClellan are after the jump…

D.L. Hughley visits a scary Sarah Palin rally. No, really. This footage will not do anything to help the image that the "conservative base" = scared of black people and also willing to believe anything they’re told.

D.L. Hughley talks with former White House flak for W., Scott McClellan: