"There were moments where you were slightly objective."
So marvelously said former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele to MSNBC's Chris Matthews concerning his reporting of the just concluded presidential campaign (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
At the beginning of a discussion about why Republicans did so poorly at the polls on Election Day, Steele said, “You can sit back now and say ‘Woulda, shoulda, coulda,’ but along the way, guys like Howard [Fineman], you, myself within the Party were saying, ‘This is what you should be doing. You need to communicate better.’”
Matthews interrupted his guest and said, “But I’m not with that Party.”
"There were moments where you were slightly objective in this process,” Steele replied.
“What a sweetheart,” Matthews responded with a chuckle.
Although I agree with Steele, I would point out that those moments were few and far between.