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Chuck Todd and Ed Henry Caught Mocking McCain on Hot Mic

Ever wonder what all those White House correspondents talk about while they are waiting for President Barack Obama to step up to the podium? Well now thanks to a live feed and a hot mic, we know what MSNBC’s Chuck Todd and Fox News’ Ed Henry really think about Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).

Before Obama entered the briefing room to make his statement on Iraq, Todd leaned over to Henry to ask him what McCain, who supports air strikes in Iraq, must think now that General David Petraeus has come out against further military action. In video captured by The Right Pundit, Todd asked if anyone had “checked on” McCain since Petraeus made his statements. “I’ve got to think McCain must have had heart palpitations,” Todd joked.

“What’s funny is that McCain was on our air an hour ago saying we should send Petraeus to Iraq,” Henry remarked, referring to an earlier appearance the senator did on Fox. But meanwhile, Petraeus gave a speech a day earlier saying the U.S. “can’t be the air force for Iraq.”

“That’s what’s amazing,” Todd replied. While McCain seems to want Petraeus to take charge on Iraq, the general appears to have no interest in doing so.

The things these guys will say when they think they’re not on the air…

Watch video below:

[h/t The Right Pundit]
[Photo via screengrab]

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