Evan Thomas Suggests McConnell Not Normally 'the Good Guy'

Appearing as a panel member on Friday's Inside Washington on PBS, Politico's Evan Thomas - formerly of Newsweek - took a jab at Senate Republican Leader Mitch Mcconnell, suggesting that he is normally not a "good guy," during a discussion of the Kentucky Republican's role in reaching a deal with Democrats to extend the payroll tax cut by two months.

After panel member Margaret Carlson of Bloomberg News asserted that it was difficult to see the point of why House Republicans were trying to hold out for a longer-term payroll tax cut extension, host Gordon Peterson turned to Evan Thomas and observed: "But Mitch McConnell rode in the white horse, Evan, it looks like."

Thomas responded: "And when Mitch McConnell is the good guy, you know how bad things have gotten..."

- Brad Wilmouth is a news analyst at the Media Research Center