No, He Won't Back Down

While some other surrogates and supporters of the Democratic candidates have taken to distancing themselves quickly from harsh remarks they've made, Hillary Clinton supporter James Carville isn't one of them. Carville responded to the news of New Mexico Governor (and Clinton administration mainstay) Bill Richardson's endorsement of Barack Obama with this quote: "Mr. Richardson's endorsement came right around the anniversary of the day when Judas sold out for 30 pieces of silver, so I think the timing is appropriate, if ironic."

Well, today he tells the New York Times Caucus blog that he's standing right by that comment. "I was quoted accurately and in context, and I was glad to give the quote and I was glad I gave it," Carville said. "I'm not apologizing, I'm not resigning, I'm not doing anything." Times reporter Patrick relays Carville's response this way: "For several seconds he laughed – cackled might be more accurate – and then said he stood by his quote fully."