The fantasy life of Madeleine Albright

The Republican National Committee has alerted us to this illuminating exhchange from yesterday evening’s Fox News Special Report with Brit Hume:
MORT KONDRACKE: “I was here at Fox News, Madeleine Albright, former secretary of state was in the Green Room getting made up for a different show. And she said do you suppose that the Bush administration has Usama bin Laden hidden away somewhere and will bring him out before the election?”
MARA LIASSON: “The October Surprise.”
KONDRACKE: “The October — she was — she was not smiling, you know.”
BRIT HUME: “What did you say?”
KONDRACKE: “I said you can’t seriously believe that. And she said, well, she thought it was a possibility. I mean, you know, that is just unthinkable. That’s irrational. It’s — but they will believe anything about George Bush, the Democratic Party. And this is not some kid in sandals, you know, working in the Dean campaign. This is the former secretary of state.”
HINDROCKET adds: Madeline Albright is now claiming that this was a “tongue-in-cheek comment.” But Mort Kondracke says “She was not smiling,” and Fox reports that “[t]wo makeup artists who prep the guests before their appearances also reported that Albright did not ask her question in a joking manner.”

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