Noonan: I kinda think, I’m getting the impression that the Bush people are starting to think - while a few weeks ago they were saying you know don’t do this don’t be looking into this so hard, don’t do this..they’re now feeling you know what…we can totally defend ourselves and we are eager to do it we want to come forward and say this is what we did, this is why we did it, this was the context, this is the legality ---
Mika: we shared it with top Democrats and they did not make any noise.
Noonan: Exactly…also they’ll will be arguing that it kept us safer and they’ll be attempting to document that…
Mika: There is nothing good for the Democrats here. I don’t see a win here for them at all…
Halperin: You talked about the Bush administration people being more willing to now engage on this (yeah, go ahead ask her who?)
Noonan: That’s kind of what I’m picking up (Oh yeah, from where?)
Halperin: One of the people who doesn’t seem at all reluctant to engage is V.P. Cheney (That's it, that's all you're going to ask about is Cheney and whether Cheney is good for the Republican Party and the country?...what a journalist!).
Noonan: Someone has raised the idea of a 911 type commission that literally - that does not make value judgements that literaly does not use adjectives - that will gather info and report in a data rich but not pejorative way exactly what happened. That may be the best that can come of this
Mika: I don't disagree with that.