Colin Powell on Meet the Press

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.

Emily: OK.

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.

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