Warner To Russert: “You Put Yourself Up As The Number-One National Political Pundit”

From “Meet the Press”:

    Russert: ‘You have served in the Senate for 28 distinguished years. You’re 80 years old, you’re up for reelection next year. Are you going to run?’

    Sen. John Warner: ‘Well, what do you think I should do? How about that, come on, you put yourself up as the number-one national political pundit — … I’ll give you the answer — wait until September.’

    Russert: ‘That’s five days away.’

    Warner: ‘That’s all right, wait until September. … My dear friend, I’ll go back and make a little diary entry after this day, but I’ll keep that counsel to myself.’