Kyra Phillips' Top 10 Excuses for Mike Malfunction

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Good sport and CNN anchor Kyra Phillips read the following top 10 list on Letterman Thursday night of "Kyra Phillips Excuses" for her microphone malfunction.

Her inadvertently open mike caught a bathroom conversation with a colleague, intermixed with a speech by the president, who had his own open mike moment at the G-8 summit last month:

10.       Still haven't mastered complicated on/off switch.

9.         Larry King told me he does this all the time.

8.         How was I supposed to know we had a reporter embedded in the bathroom?

7.         I honestly never knew this sort of thing was frowned upon.

6.         I couldn't resist a chance to win $10,000 on America's Funniest Home Videos.

5.         I was set up by those bastards at Fox News.

4.         Like you've never gone to the bathroom and had it broadcast on national television.

3.         I just wanted that hunky Lou Dobbs to notice me.

2.         Okay, so I was drunk and I couldn't think straight.

1.         You have to admit, it made the speech a lot more interesting.