Maybe it was just more evidence of David Gregory’s rancorous liberal leanings, or maybe it was a preview of how hot and nasty the eventual 2008 presidential horse race will become. Editor and Publisher has the transcript of the exchange between White House Spokesman Tony Snow and NBC’s David Gregory. Snow accuses Gregory of aptly stating the democratic talking points, and Gregory cries foul. A small excerpt:

Gregory: Don’t try to dismiss me as making a Democratic argument, Tony, when I’m speaking fact.

MR. SNOW: Well, okay — well, no –

Gregory: You can do that to the Democrats; don’t do it to me.

MR. SNOW: No, I’m doing it to you because the second part was factually tendentious, okay? Now, when you were talking about the fact that it failed to adapt, that’s just flat wrong. And you will be — there has been — there have been repeated attempts to try to adapt to military realities, to diplomatic realities, to development of new weapons and tools on the part of al Qaeda, including the very creative use of the Internet. So the idea that somehow we’re staying the course is just wrong. It is absolutely wrong.