Last night's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" on MSNBC included an oddball-ish moment from the National Prayer Breakfast.
Here's how Keith described the moment as the video played:
"And in a lighter, but in some ways more disturbing note about Iraq, at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning in Washington, when Laura Bush asked her neighbor for coffee, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace, stood up, poured the first lady a cup of Joe, did not pour one for the president, put down the coffee pot, then went back to his own seat.
"The whole exchange triggering some kind of primeval response in the president, who stood up, gestured at the blushing chairman, retrieved the coffee pot, returned to his own seat and poured himself a cup of coffee to hearty guffaws all around. He then appeared to change course, standing up to take the coffee back to General Pace, filling his cup up, as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff clearly showed his continuing embarrassment, embarrassment over coffee."
The general also missed filling the cup of the person to the First Lady's right. That person was Dianne Cleaver. She and her congressman husband, Emanuel who led the prayer service, were among those participating in those hearty guffaws and shown throughout the video.
It was quite the primetime night for the Mo-Kan congressional delegation. Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback was featured in one clip on the "Daily Show with Jon Stewart."
UPDATE: Cleaver spokesman Danny Rotert has helpfully provided links after reading the original post. If you want the conservative take on the moment, check out Fox News. If you want the bash Bush take, then check out MSNBC's.
Posted by DeAnn Smith