It was just supposed to be a joke! Kind of! This morning, the Time politics scribe was, as he often is, a guest on the set of MSNBC's Morning Joe, where he discussed President Obama's feisty and combative press conference yesterday. Halperin, perhaps feeling a little feisty himself after being plied with free Starbucks, asked for and received assurances that the Morning Joe crew was on a seven-second delay, at which point he opined that Obama behaved like "kind of a dick yesterday." Unfortunately, the show's producer somehow didn't know how to work the bleep button — um ... you press it, with your finger, right? — and the expletive aired in all its vulgar glory.