Thompson pollster on Craig: Let's talk about Hillary

A lesson in changing the subject.

Published August 31, 2007 12:46PM (EDT)

Jim McLaughlin, a pollster for Fred Thompson, was asked this morning about the Larry Craig scandal. "I'd rather talk about Hillary Clinton," he said.

McLaughlin then proceeded to do just that during an appearance on CNN, arguing that Democrats haven't been more vocal about Craig's problems because of the Clintons' marital history.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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