Drudge excerpts a bizarre chat between Fox News' Brit Hume, and Kerry campaign manager Mary Beth Cahill. Ms. Cahill's contention - the Kerry campaign smells a rat, and wonders why the potentially embarrassing photos of Kerry in a bio-hazard suit were leaked. But this bit is hard to figure:
CAHILL: well, yesterday senator john glenn, obviously he was an astronaut in his previous life sexrvings senator carr took a tour of a bio facility at nasa. it was just the two of them, and the nasa staff, and all of a sudden this is a leaked photo.
HUME: it was leaked?
HUME: it was made by nasa, right?
CAHILL: yes, it was.
HUME: so the campaign had no idea there would be any photographs.
HUME: when it was agreed he would put on his th costume.
CAHILL: there was no press there. there was -- nothing. all of the sudden these photographs are out.
Maybe "the campaign" had no idea that there would be any photographs, but Kerry must have known - what did he think was happening when the four people gathered together and smiled? Who is he smiling at in the other photos (or does he just smile all the time now? Someone show him this poll!)
C'mon, there are cameras everywhere. Kerry should not let his campaign manager go out and embarrass herself this way.
MORE: We note the Drudge oversell - how does he back up this lede: "Kerry campaign manager Mary Beth Cahill claims 'dirty tricks' by NASA"
UPDATE 2: Steve M. is a contented Dem, pleased to see his party battling back against this insidious leak. Man, I hate to break it to him...
UPDATE 3: NASA ordered to pull photos from website. Too late!