Thomas Kean, Chairman of the 9/11 Commission, had this to say about Clinton’s private meeting:
“A lot of what we talked to him about was actually the inner workings of presidency as well as many of the classified briefings we’ve been able to read,” [commission chairman Tom] Kean said in an appearance on Thursday evening on “Newshour” with Jim Lehrer. “We asked him some pretty detailed questions on those. And he was just totally frank – totally frank, totally honest, and forthcoming.”
Kevin Drum, while trying to pretend that this was actual sworn testimony from the former President (it was not), had this to say:
Isn’t that a refreshing change of pace? And he did it all without Al Gore there to help him along.
I would agree- Clinton being candid, honest, and forthcoming IS a refreshing change of pace. But really, despite Kevin’s veiled allegation that Rice was somehow dishonest, this is not a change of pace at all:
The administration has requested a second private session with Rice to clear up “a number of mischaracterizations” of her statements and positions about the attacks. She was interviewed by the panel behind closed doors on Feb. 7.
Rice was “very, very forthcoming in her first meeting with us,” said former New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean, a Republican named by Bush to lead the commission.
Yawn. Kevin is rapidly approaching Josh Marshall territory.