You have to love it when a live microphone captures the real thoughts of the left.
Jen Psaki, the State Department spokeswoman, was caught right after her press briefing, speaking her mind after her scripted response shocked everyone–even herself.
“That Egypt line is ridiculous,” Psaki is heard saying as the cameras fade out.
These are her words after giving a scripted response during the briefing. She was asked to comment on the administration’s acquittal of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak when a lot of “nothing” came out of her mouth.
“Generally, we continue to believe that upholding impartial standards of accountability will advance the political consensus on which Egypt’s long-term stability and economic growth depends,” she said. “But beyond that, I would refer you to the Egyptian government.”
Journalists present were astonished at how little information they received; and when they tried to press Psaki to expand on her comment, she refused, saying she would get more information to them at a later date and that she had no specific comments on the case.
AP reporter Matt Lee did not want to give up so easily and tried to get a honest answer out of Psaki.
“Sounds to me like it means nothing,” Lee said as Psaki cracked a wry smile.
“It’s like saying, ‘well we support the right of people to breathe.’ That’s great, but if you can’t breathe…” Lee said before he got cut off.
Turns out the honest answer came as the lights dimmed, when she thought the mic had turned off.
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