"Welcome back to The Factor. Our next segment tonight: Is the Democrat nominee to fill the Late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in Massachusetts blowing what seemed just a couple of weeks ago like a sure thing due to an unbelievable slew of campaign gaffes and missteps, or is there something even more nefarious going on here? You be the judge."
"Here to discuss the situation with us tonight is one of Martha Coakley's key campaign advisors, one Mister... Lark Evor... am I pronouncing that right?"
"Yes, Bill, that is correct. Thank you for having me on tonight."
"Thank you for coming on The Factor tonight, Mr. Evor... I must say, you look awfully familiar, have we met before?"
"No, sorry, Bill, I don't believe so, but you would be surprised by how often I get that very same reaction from people."
"I'll bet... Look, Mr. Evor, I've got to say, this campaign you guys are running up there in Massachusetts... it's almost as if you folks are doing everything you can to intentionally throw this election, am I wrong?"
"Well, Bill, every campaign will have some setbacks every now and then, but we believe we are running a good campaign and that, in the end, the people of Massachusetts will reward us with a well-earned outcome on election day..."
"They tacked an 'E' onto the end of the state's name there, can you see that? How does an ad like that get approved for air? Did anyone even look at that thing before they sent it out? How can you miss something like that?"
"Well, as I said, any campaign will make a few little mistakes..."
"Like I said before, Bill, all campaigns make mistakes..."
"Right. Mistakes. So, now that the polls show a tight race, and many of them even have you behind in a race you were supposed to win in a blowout just a short time ago, what do you plan to do now?"
"Well, we have President Obama coming to the state to stump for her, and we'll even be handing out some adorable little Martha Coakley hand puppets at the rally. In fact, Senator Harry Reid was good enough to model one of them for us on the Senate floor just the other day..."
"Do we have a picture of that to put up there?"
[Bill laughing] "And you mean to tell me you believe that in the political environment in which we find ourselves today, you think this is a positive image for your candidate??? That this is the way you want the voters to see her? As a puppet for Harry Reid???"
"I think it looks cute, Bill. And I think the people of Massachusetts would agree with me that it is just the image of Martha Coakley that suits her best."
"And you still deny you are trying to throw this thing?"
"Honestly, Bill, I'm doing all I can to see to it that the right candidate wins."
"Well, I guess I can't disagree with that! Thanks for coming on tonight, Mr. Evor. And, folks, it's like we always say: We report, you decide..."