September 24, 2012
PELOSI DOESN’T DENY THAT SHE HIT THE MUTE BUTTON ON THE PRESIDENT, as Bob Woodward said she did in his “Price of Politics” book. She’s protesting a Romney ad and she says: “There was absolutely no situation in which either President Bush or President Obama were cut off from speaking.” But what Woodward said was:
Pelosi reached over and pressed the mute button on her phone. They could hear Obama, but now he couldn’t hear them. The president continued speaking, his disembodied voice filling the room, and the two leaders got back to the hard numbers.
Woodward never said she muted the President, and Pelosi doesn’t deny that she hit the mute button on herself.