Dec. 3) - A note to all politicians: if you're speaking next to a microphone, be careful what you say. Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell may wish he thought about that while he was having a conversation near the lectern at the National Governors Conference in Philadelphia Tuesday.
In video obtained by CNN, Rendell was discussing Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano -- President-elect Barack Obama's choice to lead the Homeland Security Department -- and said she has excellent qualifications for the job since she "has no family."
"Janet's perfect for that job. Because for that job, you have to have no life. Janet has no family. Perfect. She can devote, literally, 19-20 hours a day to it," said Rendell, whose comments were picked up by the open mic.
I mean, can we talk? Aren't we taking this stuff a bit far?
And isn't this a perfect example of why CNN is not worth watching if you are even half way rational?
Rendell apologized for the comments Wednesday and said, "What I meant is that Janet is a person who works 24/7, just like me." But in a commentary the night before, CNN's Campbell Brown admonishes Rendell. Watch the video, below.