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Andrea Mitchell Gets on the President’s Case

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.

Rumsfeld Flummoxes Andrea Mitchell

Just thought you all might want to take a look at this interview of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld by Andrea Mitchell. Rumsfeld is promoting his new book, Known and Unknown: A Memoir, a major portion of which deals with his time in the Bush administration.

I’ve rarely seen a political figure tie a top news personality up in such knots. And Andrea Mitchell is certainly smarter than average for the TV interviewer species. It’s 16 minutes of very compelling viewing.

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H/T to The PJ Tatler.