BEGALA: For some, yes. I mean, I think the better criticism of Rumsfeld is that he has failed in his job. As I said, bin Laden walks the earth. That is wrong. That is because, I believe, the mass incompetence of Donald Rumsfeld and President Bush.
And so, if you're working at the White House -- if you're Karl Rove, right? And I used to work there -- what do you do? You know, the president is not popular. Mr. Cheney is not popular.
The one person they have is Condoleezza Rice, who the country still likes and trusts. And yet, she's not out there.
Rumsfeld and Cheney and Bush are. And believe me -- you can check -- there are four or five different strains of venereal diseases more popular than Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld. And so, as a Democrat, I want to Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld to...
CLARKE: You've probably been waiting all summer to use that line.
BEGALA: I want them on the (inaudible) every day.
We've finally started to see more Democrats internalize the idea that these people are stupid, and ugly, and nobody likes them. They should be treated with the derision and contempt they've deservedly earned.