Line of the Day (Evaluating Responses to Charges of Scandal Edition)
“I have a basic rule about politics. If it’s better than it looks, they’ll tell you. And if it’s worse than it looks, they won’t. So if he has a story to tell which improves the image we’re getting of this somewhat murky case, he’ll let us know. And he hasn’t.”—Chris Matthews on Meet the Press commenting on the Cain campaign’s response to revelations about sexual harassment settlements in Cain’s past.
Quite honestly, this strikes me as a reasonable standard. At a minimum, the Cain campaign has left the lingering suspicion that the whole story has not been fully shared with the public.