Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show Monday night featured an interview with Wisconsin state Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-umb).
Yes, Erpenbach actually said “off the record” on live television (around 7:42 of the clip).
Maddow: Sen. Erpenbach, are there any Republicans who are thinking about siding with Democrats on this issue – that may be the way this ends at this point.
Erpenbach: Off the record?
Maddow: Yeah, except we’re on TV . . .
Erpenbach: Yeah, so I can’t speak for them, but off the record . . .
Afterward, Maddow said:
You know, that’s every interviewer’s dream: A person who looks at you on television live and says, Is this off the record? It’s ab-so-lute-ly perfect.
And ab-so-lute-ly stupid, don’t forget.