Romney: We’re gonna talk about aspirations and American ideas. Rove: “Hello?” Putative GOP nominee Mitt Romney was bizarrely interrupted today as he announced his new running mate Rep. Paul Ryan: the unlikely culprit, his Super PAC pal, GOP operative Karl Rove. When Romney was wrapping up his introduction of Ryan as aired on FNC, he said, “We’re gonna talk about aspirations and American ideas: Ironically, immediately, an off-camera Rove says, “Hello? Yes. Fine, how are you?”
Apparently, Rove’s FNC mike was hot and his phone was on during Romney’s oration. After Ryan’s subsequent address and commentary by FNC’s Bret Baier and Britt Hume, Rove appeared as a Fox News election special guest to discuss Romney’s selection of Ryan. But, neither he nor his interviewer Baier mentioned the odd blooper.
Karl Rove: “Call me, maybe”? Maybe, not.
*Fox & Friends (preempted during final hour)- 08/11/12 (@ 9:27 a.m. ET)