it's like ridge let go a little truth fart: it's embarrassing, everyone can smell it, but no one's going to acknowledge it.
brokaw: ... but the fact is, governor, that you had eight years of a bush administration and a lot of republicans in congress for the last eight years, so why wouldn't the american people say "look, they had their shot. we're gonna change."? ridge: uh, because john bush —
[catches himself, cringes]
because john mccain is very much his own man ...