‘Morning Joe’ Speculates Conway Is NYT Op-Ed Writer: Who Is Cunning and Clever Enough to Pin It on Pence?
HEILEMANN: "Detected a very feminine tone in the op-ed and she suggested, Charlie's wife apparently, he wrote this, suggested that it was Kellyanne Conway. And I had not even contemplated that. I was more in the Dan Coats mode at the outset of this. But the more you think about it, the more it makes some sense. She's very cagey. She's the kind of person who would find out that Mike Pence used the word lodestar a lot and put lodestar in to try to pin it on Mike Pence. She also, if you think about the double act she's doing with her husband right now, trying to set herself up to the be Carville and Matalin of the future. This is a good hedge against Trump failing because she would be the kind of person who would want to come out after Trump failed and say, 'You know what? I was working on the inside as resistance the whole time.'"