Would the Mainstream Media Detonate This One?

By now everyone has seen Senator John “Testy” McCain’s response to a reporter’s question he did not like.

Thanks are due to Jonathan Singer at MyDD, who gave McCain’s testiness some context yesterday by re-posting a clip of an interview he had with John Kerry in 2007. You can listen to it here if the transcript itself seems hard to believe.

Jonathan Singer: There’s a story in The Hill, I think on Tuesday, by Bob Cusack on the front page of the paper talking about how John McCain’s people — John Weaver — had approached Tom Daschle and a New York Congressman, I don’t remember his name, about switching parties. And I was wondering if you could talk a little bit about what your discussions were with him in 2004, how far it went, who approached whom… if there was any “there” there.

John Kerry: I don’t know all the details of it. I know that Tom, from a conversation with him, was in conversation with a number of Republicans back then. It doesn’t surprise me completely because his people similarly approached me to engage in a discussion about his potentially being on the ticket as Vice President. So his people were active — let’s put it that way.

Singer: Okay. And just to confirm, you said it, but this is something they approached you rather than…

Kerry: Absolutely correct. John Weaver of his shop… [JK aswers phone]

Holy Bullbleep Batman! McCain’s people approached Kerry about being on the ticket???

Alrighty then. Here’s a test of just how into McCain’s pocket the MSM is. Who’s going to be the first to break this out of the bowels of Blogistan and into the light of the print media and antenna teevee? We’ll see. But remember to keep breathing.

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