Mass. pusher: 'I clearly did not intend to cause John McCormack to trip and fall over that low fence.' 

The Boston Globe reports that Michael Meehan admits he was "too aggressive" in trying to keep John McCormack of The Weekly Standard away from Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley after a Capitol Hill fundraiser last night.

"Last evening I was a little too aggressive in trying to help the attorney general get to her car and catch a flight," Michael Meehan, a veteran Democratic political operative who was volunteering at a Washington fundraiser for Coakley, said in a statement. He said he had called the reporter, John McCormack of the Weekly Standard, this afternoon to apologize.

Unfortunately, Meehan's behavior gave Coakley the time she needed to escape McCormack's question about what Coakley meant when she said in this week's debate that there are no terrorists left in Afghanistan and U.S. troops should therefore be withdrawn immediately.

McCormack, asked just now by Neil Cavuto on whether he's going to demand a new suit (his pants were torn in the incident), said that the suit was a years-old hand-me-down and he wasn't going to be a crybaby about it. A nice answer.

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