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Time's Halperin Sorry John Edwards Thinks Obama Is a 'Pussy'

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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P-FLAP Obama, Edwards, Halperin (inset) (Photo: Getty Images) Time magazine's senior political analyst and editor at large Mark Halperin, often criticized as a Republican mouthpiece, discovered the dangers of trying to speak for the other party today. A cryptic non-apology on Haperin's The Page quietly seeks to make it all go away.

"I'm sorry," Halperin writes. "In a live radio interview this week, I used a word I shouldn't have. The fact that I was conveying other people's words is no excuse for my lapse in judgment. It won't happen again."

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What word—surely, it's not "pimped"—could Halperin be referring to, and in what context? That would be the word he used to describe Bill Clinton's attitudes about Barack Obama on Barbara Walters' radio show Monday. Asked by The View executive producer and Walters business partner Bill Geddie whether it's true that coveted endorser John Edwards doesn't like Hillary Clinton, Halperin responded ...

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