Say what? #1
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to Clinton adviser Mark Penn last week: "Did you tell him to step down?"
Mark Penn: "No, he stepped down."
Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, on MSNBC today: "We asked him to step down. He’s not part of our campaign."
Say what? #2
Axelrod: "I can’t think of one thing like that, that Senator Edwards did in the Senate."
Then-Edwards senior adviser David Axelrod on CNN, March 2004: "Washington is run by the special interests today … John Edwards ran headlong into it when he led the fight for the patients bill of rights against the insurance industry in the Senate. He has never taken a dime from lobbyists or PACs. He said, let’s ban lobbyist money, so you can’t give people a bill to pass in the day and a check at night. And that’s how we’re going to start changing the culture in Washington. But you have to be able to do that. That’s a fundamental difference between these candidates. Senator (John) Kerry accepts that lobbyist money. And we’re trying to change that."