Wish I’d been there. The gentlemanly Evan Smith at Texas Monthly offers a debrief of an evening with former Bushies Mark McKinnon and Matthew Dowd (the latter of whom is an ABC News contributor.)
Among his re-creations of the night: "McKinnon re-re-reaffirmed his now famous commitment to step away from the McCain campaign if Obama is the nominee, though he’ll continue to be a cheerleader, support him, attend the debate prep sessions in an unofficial capacity wearing his lucky hat, etc. When asked why, he said he liked Obama, respected him and what he was capable of doing for the country while at the same time fundamentally disagreeing with him on major issues, and therefore didn’t want to be responsible for creating ads tearing him down. When I asked him if he’d be comfortable creating ads tearing down Hillary, he said, without pausing, ‘Absolutely. I’d do it in a minute. I’d burn my house down to do it.’"
Read the whole thing HERE.