Today's award goes to Senator Schumer of New York.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., a member of the Democratic Senate leadership, got on a conference call with reporters Tuesday morning without realizing the reporters were already listening in. Schumer thought he was on a private line with four Democratic senators who were to talk with reporters about the current budget stalemate.
Schumer instructed the group . . . to tell reporters that the GOP is refusing to negotiate.
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.
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The four senators came on the call after Schumer abruptly went silent and followed Schumer's script closely.
Coordinating the message is common in both parties, but it's uncommon for reporters to actually hear them rehearsing.
There's more at the link.
Way to go, Chuckie . . . letting your dirty tricks hang out for all the world to see!
(Not that he's alone in that, of course: I'm quite sure exactly the same tricks are used by Republicans as well. Honesty, ethical conduct and morality were abandoned long ago by virtually all of our 'professional politicians'. Senator Schumer merely happens to be a particularly egregious example of that breed.)