And that is indeed headline news, as the most dangerous place to be in DC is between Chucky and a TV Camera or a Microphone. This most uncommon of occurrences, so like the “man bites dog” definition of news worthy, came as Chucky was instructing Babs Boxer (D-CA), Tom Carper (D-DE), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Dick Blumenthal (D-CT) to tell reporters that the GOP was refusing to negotiate on budget cuts for the next continuing resolution. Sadly for Chucky, he was not in private session with the other four Democrats as he believed, reporters for the Washington Examiner (and reportedly other news outlets as well) were already on the call.
03/29/11 1:42 PM
He told the group to make sure they label the GOP spending cuts as “extreme.”
“I always use extreme, Schumer said. “That is what the caucus instructed me to use.”
Someone must have finally told Schumer that the media were listening and he stopped talking midsentence.
Who knew such a thing was possible? It’s like getting “The 0ne” to talk for more than a minute without talking about his imperial self…
Here’s a bit more of what he said about House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, according to my notes.
“The main thrust is basically that we want to negotiate and we want
to come up with a compromise but the Tea Party is pulling Boehner too
far over to the right and so far over that there is no more fruitful
negotiations,” Schumer said on the call. “The only way we can avoid a
shutdown is for Boehner to come up with a reasonable compromise and not
just listen to what the Tea Party wants. “
As if Chucky listens to anyone outside of his caucus leadership…
Cherish the moment, it may never recur.