On Sunday, Rahm Emanuel said this about Joe Barton’s (R-TX) apology to BP’s CEO.

“That’s not a political gaffe, those are prepared remarks,” said Emanuel. “That is a philosophy.”


In fact, Barton got his talking points from the House Republican Study Committee. Further, Barton’s remarks were praised by El Rushbo and the Heritage Foundation, while Republican leaders like John Cornyn said Barton pretty much had it right. Also, Republicans like Michele Bachmann and Rand Paul have made similar comments.

But the Quitter wasn’t having any of it.

Two possibilities.

One, the Quitter doesn’t know what “philosophy” means. Or two, she doesn’t know what “lie” means.

Tough call, but I’m going to go with two.