I caught most of the Meet the Press interview with Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice today and it is definitely worth watching when the show reairs on cable tonight, or at least reading the transcript when it becomes available. One of the best moments was when Rice called Tim Russert on taking General Abizaid’s comments on Iraq out of context. My favorite, however, was when Russert asked if we should demand that the leader of Iraq call Hezbollah a terrorist organization and Rice responded by pointing out that the EU would not even call Hebollah terrorists.
Also on Meet the Press (which, by the way, I rarely watch anymore) was an interesting “debate” between representatives for Lieberman and Lamont. Lanny Davis represented Lieberman and did a great job pointing out the very dishonest Lamont ads that attack Liberman for his position on Terri Schiavo, but don’t tell voters that Liberman’s vote on Schiavo was the same as all other Democrats. Russert asked if Lamont was going to attack Lieberman on Schiavo, didn’t he also need to condemn Jesse Jackson and Tom Harkin who were against removing Schiavo’s feeding tube?
Davis also made the point repeatedly that Lieberman votes with Democrats 90 percent of the time and that the five Connecticutt newspapers that had endorsed Lieberman, including Lamont’s hometown paper, should be listened to over the NYT editorial endorsing Lamont.