Below is a clip showing Mark Penn saying cocaine several times during an interview on Hardball with Chris Matthews. Per the book Game Change by John Heilemann & Mark Halperin, he then later bragged about his feat?!?
I clearly recall seeing this clip live and – at that point – realized the Clinton campaign is unbelievably screwed if a jag bag like Penn is speaking on their behalf. It’s my opinion this whiny, manipulative, lying, etc. bastard ended up single handily sinking their ship. Thankfully.
Here’s the transcript from the Hardball interview with Joe Trippi, David Axelrod, and Mark Penn.
P.S. I’ve never been a fan of Edwards, but, it was encouraging that his camp tried to run a pretty clean campaign…as seen in the clip above with Trippi.