In case you missed it, Kevin Drum has the transcript from the rather funny episode of Meet the Press, where one of Colin Powell’s aides goes a bit crazy and ends an interview in the middle of a question. Powell seemed a bit surprised – and wanted to answer the question. She wanted to end it.
Russert: Finally, Mr. Secretary, in February of 2003, you placed your enormous personal credibility before the United Nations and laid out a case against Saddam Hussein citing…
Emily: You’re off.
Powell: I am not off.
Emily: No. They can’t use it. They’re editing it. They (unintelligible).
Powell: He’s still asking me questions.
Emily: He was not…
Powell: Tim, I’m sorry, I lost you.
Russert: I’m right here, Mr. Secretary. I would hope they would put you back on camera. I don’t know who did that.
Powell: We’ve really scre…
Russert: I think that was one of your staff, Mr. Secretary. I don’t think that’s appropriate.
Powell: Emily, get out of the way.
Powell: Bring the camera back, please. I think we’re back on, Tim. Go ahead with your last question.
I think she just lost her job.