Can You Hear Me Now?

‘Washington's Longest-Running Conversation’

There's one morning call that gives new meaning to talking heads. Politico reveals that "every workday for nearly a generation," James Carville, Paul Begala, Rahm Emanuel and George Stephanopoulos have a four-way phone confab. "I refer to it as the 17-year-long conference call," said Emanuel, Obama's new chief of staff, who calls in at 6 a.m. "You can tap into it anytime you want." Politico says "Washington's prevailing political and media interpretation [to the day's news]--at least on the Democratic side--is being hatched on these calls," which are constantly ongoing among the four power players. Carville's wife Mary Matalin said the foursome "talk like they are girls."