Yesterday I posted part of the transcript of Tim Russert's Hillary Clinton interview, in which she denied that she wants the '04 nomination and he wouldn't take no for an answer. An e-mailer writes:
I could not help comparing Russert's pressing Ms. Clinton about her willingness to accept the Democratic nomination with a Saturday Night Live appearance by John McCain ~1 year ago in which he was pressed on whether he would run for President in 2004.
McCAIN: "I repeat I will not run."
INTERVIEWER: "What if President Bush forgets to run? Would you run then?"
McCAIN: "If the president forgot to run, I would remind him."
INTERVIEWER: "So you're saying you MIGHT be a candidate."
(And yes, as McCain himself notes here, the "interviewer" was Tim Russert, played by Darrell Hammond.)