Barbour: Coverage of healthcare the ‘longest wet kiss in political history’

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) on Sunday slammed reporters for what he said was lax, uncritical coverage of the White House’s healthcare push.

“I mean, since this thing passed last weekend, we have seen the longest wet kiss in political history given to the Obama administration by the liberal media elite, and every day that goes by, it gets sloppier,” Barbour stressed on ABC’s “This Week,” drawing the laughter of another show guest, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D).

Rendell then remarked, “I don’t know what channels Haley watches, but that’s a lousy wet kiss.”
“It’s getting pounded in the media; a lot of the media is pounding the bill,” Rendell continued.

The Hill
3/28/10