Et tu, Andrea Mitchell?
The NBC correspondent has come to the conclusion that unseriousness sends the wrong message during serious times. Here’s what she said on the TV today:
This isn’t politics. This is the optics of leadership. And the golf course is not the best place to be, even though you don’t really see him out there. Fundraising – those trips are being questioned for a good reason.
And she should know, she’s married to the most serious man in Washington.
I once met Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and Mitchell at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. I think I mentioned this to you before.
Anyway, he was keeping rates nice and low and I said in mock seriousness, “Mr. Chairman, I just refinanced, and I wanted to thank you for my rate.”
He stared grimly at me. Mitchell, appreciating the joke, kind of chuckled and nudged him to lighted up. Without a word, he moved on.
Oh well, I guess I’ll take glum self-importance over childish irresponsibility when it comes to running the country.