From Captain’s Quarters. During Meet the Press with Tim Russert.

MR. RUSSERT: George Bush have a mandate?
MR. CARVILLE: The only politician in America I know with a mandate is Jim McGreevey, Tim.
MS. MATALIN: Oh, gee.
MR. CARVILLE: No, of course he does. I mean, he’s going to…
MR. RUSSERT: Who’s running this guy’s material, Mary? This…
MS. MATALIN: Oh, I’m not. I’m not getting up anymore.


I always thought the word “mandate” was a bit unusual to use in these times, just like calling something “gay”. Oh well…Carville’s comment was pretty damn funny.

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