The Brady/Geithner confrontation has been replayed repeatedly on cable news shows.
"I think what Kevin Brady did in challenging him in talking about this economy was the right thing to do... A jobless recovery is not a recovery," Hutchison said when Meet the Press host David Gregory showed the clip this morning and asked if she agreed.
When Gregory pressed for a direct answer -- should Geithner resign, as Brady suggested - Hutchison basically said he should not.
With three other senators at Gregory's table (Lieberman, Durbin and Feinstein), Hutchison argued that if everyone who shares some blame for the country's economic problems should be sacked, "then we shouldn't keep our jobs either.... The president, Mr. Geithner and the Congress are all responsible."
"Senator Hutchison finally admitted that she is part of the problem with the out-of-control spending in Washington," said Perry spokesman Mark Miner. "After supporting record deficits, bailouts and earmarks during her more than 16 years in Washington, most Texans would agree with the Senator's statement, 'We shouldn't keep our jobs either.'"
Hmmm. Doesn't that contradict Perry's old standby that Texas is better off if Hutchison stays in Washington? Admittedly, Perry has said she has fallen down on the job in many ways. And Miner is playing directly off the senator's own words. But while Hutchison's entire premise is that Perry should lose office, this may be a turning point, with Perry arguing that she should lose her job.