'Will & Grace' creator: Biden gay marriage remarks looked 'choreographed'

Mutchnick told CBS "This Morning" that while he was attending a private function in Los Angeles, Biden made clear his support for same-sex marriage, weeks prior to the vice president's public comments Sunday expressing backing for gay marriage.

"It says to me that this was all very choreographed. Look, I'm just a man that experienced this, but Vice President Biden made it very clear that day that these were his views and so much so that they wanted to record them," Mutchnick said.


Mutchnick told CBS that Biden's remarks at the L.A. function were being recorded by White House staff.

Biden made headlines when he told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that he was "absolutely comfortable" with same-sex couples marrying and enjoying the same legal rights as heterosexual couples. In the interview, he went on to discuss the impact social culture has had on people's views of gay marriage.

"I think 'Will & Grace' probably did more to educate the American public than almost anything anybody's ever done so far," Biden said, of the popular sitcom which featured gay and lesbian characters.

The vice president also made reference during his NBC interview to the Los Angeles event, telling an anecdote about a gay couple and their children at the private function.

When pressed by CBS host Charlie Rose on whether the White House should have been surprised by Biden's remarks, Mutchnick said, "It just doesn't seem right to me."

"He [Biden] was testing the material out of town and then he took it to a larger house, which was 'Meet the Press.' It was verbatim what he said," Mutchnick added.

Following Biden's comments on gay marriage, pressure mounted on President Obama to clarify his stance, which he had previously described as "evolving."

Obama spoke out publicly in an ABC News interview Wednesday to affirm his support same-sex marriage, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to do so.

The president denied that the White House had coordinated Biden's remarks and said the vice president forced his hand in deciding to make the announcement.

"I had already made a decision that we were going to take this position before the election and before the convention. He probably got out a little bit over his skis, but out of his generosity of spirit," Obama told ABC News.

Despite Mutchnick's belief that the White House choreographed the vice president's remarks, the Emmy Award winner praised Obama's announcement.

"I was pleased with him because I thought the president was speaking his truth," he said.