Oh, a moment rich in schadenfreude for the TPM faithful everywhere.
Here in the transcript of today's presidential press conference our man Carl Cameron (he of the Kerry-manicure imbroglio) tries to oblige but momentarily forgets the new party-line (emphasis added with great pleasure) ...
A question on Social Security, if we may, sir. There has been, as you move forward to making your plan -- your ultimate proposal, growing concern among Republicans on Capitol Hill. We had Chairman Thomas last week with some concern about the process, and Senator Olympia Snowe on the other side suggesting that she's concerned about an absentee guaranteed benefit -- excuse me. Are you prepared today to say that those who opt into a potential private account -- personal account could, in fact, have a guaranteed benefit, as well? And what do you say to Republicans who are beginning to worry?
If any covert TPMer should happen to <$NoAd$> encounter Cameron in the next twenty-four hours, please take a moment to inspect the knuckles for the tell-tale bruise.
: Our cup of thanks runneth over for TPM reader LG
who just won himself a shirt.]