"You know, the political reporters in Washington DC, I think some of them may be frustrated because they really wanted to be Hollywood gossip reporters, because they cover these issues as a battle of personalities."

"You want to get a story on the front pages of the paper, find some anonymous congressional staffer to say something scurrilous, ideally include a little profanity in it, and the political reporters in this town eat that up," he added. "Because apparently the only thing that matters are the personalities bickering back and forth."