Newark Mayor Cory Booker, an Obama supporter, surprised quite a few people watching Meet the Press yesterday, especially those working to re-elect “Teh One,” when he said Team Obama’s attacks on Bain Capital made him sick:
Booker is right, but one can only assume the arm twisters with Team Obama were sent out to re-calibrate the mayor because it wasn’t long before he was walking that line back:
As Jim Geraghty pointed out on Twitter, that wasn’t good enough for Obama’s minions, so they cut it up and released a new, more focused version:
Watch again after reading this: “Hostage tape.”
Exactly like a hostage tape. You can just picture Axelrod behind the scenes, cigarette smoke swirling in the air around him, some clueless intern standing behind the camera, looking around nervously as if to wonder if this is normal and in walks Rahm with a black bag of who knows what. His tools to ensure Booker’s reeducation sticks.
Poor Mayor Booker.