Matalin's shop of horrors
This GOP windbag, professional administration apologist, and James Carville boinkee needs a makeover. Aside from going on Meet the Press and spinning the most ridiculous BS about Darth Cheney, she looks like she decided to wear the plant Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors on her boobage. Maybe it was a desperate fashion statement, or merely an attempt to create a visual distraction so that no one would notice the sad spin job that she was trotted out to perform like a good Repug.
Look at this exchange (via ThinkProgress):
RUSSERT: Was alcohol in any way, shape or form consumed during the afternoon? And should we accept the [Vice] president’s “a beer” as literally one beer?
Matalin didn’t answer it:
MS. MATALIN: What Katharine Armstrong was answering is a literal fact going to the question she was asked, which is always the case on the Armstrong ranch, you don’t drink and hunt, and you don’t hunt with drinkers. And that’s what the sheriff reported, that’s what she reported. It is true that the vice president had a beer at lunch, and let me ask anybody sitting at this table who knows the vice president, has known him for many years, has seen him in social situations, he’s known not to be a drinker. But let me ask you a more logical question—you think the Secret Service would let the vice president out, tanked up, with a loaded gun, or let him be around anybody who’s drunk with a loaded gun? It just defies common sense that the press would even go there. And that’s why these adversarial question-and- answer periods set up the presumption that Cheney would be drunk, or having to deny that Cheney was drunk, as opposed to presuming what we all know, that he doesn’t drink, he wouldn’t hunt and drink, the Secret Service wouldn’t let anybody around him who is drinking and hunting.
Crooks and Liars has the video.
UPDATE: This gem from E&P; says that in the latest issue of Time, Matalin admits the first statement that Cheney intended to have released to the media didn’t even indicate that he was the shooter.
“At about 8 a.m. Sunday, a Cheney aide called strategist Mary Matalin, who regularly advises the Vice President. The aide read her a statement about the accident that Cheney had considered releasing before he decided to encourage Armstrong to go to the (Corpus Christi) Caller-Times.
“But the statement ‘didn’t say much of anything,’ Matalin says—not even that Cheney was the shooter. Matalin then spoke with a second aide and with Cheney’s family and heard different versions of what had happened in the shooting. She decided no statement should be released amid the confusion. Matalin spoke with Cheney, and, she says, they agreed that ‘a fuller accounting, with an eyewitness,’ would be preferable.”