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Today Show Guest on Mayor Nagin: "Maybe a Colt 45 Isn't the Best Choice for Breakfast"
Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 02/11/2006 5:11:16 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

by Mark Finkelstein

February 11, 2006

When's the last time you recall a famous elected official being called a drunk on live national TV? It happened this morning on the Today show.

Today was surely looking for a light touch on New Orleans when co-host Campbell Brown interviewed New Orleans magician, comic and eccentric extraordinaire Harry Anderson in a pre-Mardi Gras piece on "Life after Katrina." But the NBC show surely got a bit more than it was bargaining for.

When Anderson took some shots at FEMA and the federal response to Katrina, Brown, in an apparent bid for balance, responded:

"Let me ask you about Mayor Nagin, because your mayor has come under a lot of crticism too for how he's handled the rebuilding effort. What do you think of the mayor?"

That's when Anderson made his alcohol allegation:

"I know the mayor, he's a decent man. He's said some wacky things lately. Maybe a Colt 45 isn't the best choice for breakfast."

If Brown was shocked, she hid it well, and continued the interview without skipping a beat. Still, don't expect to see Anderson turning up again on a network show any time soon.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: colt45; harryanderson; katrina; looterman; nagin
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1 posted on 02/11/2006 5:11:20 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

Bottoms-up ping to Today Show/NewsBusters ping list.


2 posted on 02/11/2006 5:12:36 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show Since 2002 So You Don't Have To.)
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Breakfast of Champions?


3 posted on 02/11/2006 5:15:13 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show Since 2002 So You Don't Have To.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I don't blame Nagin for starting his day that way. He's got to fix his Jones's.
4 posted on 02/11/2006 5:15:37 AM PST by Shqipo (2006 is Bush Country!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Go here for the latest news on Mayor Noggin

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1575754/posts


5 posted on 02/11/2006 5:16:39 AM PST by WKB
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
God bless Harry Anderson. He's a very, very funny man.

I saw that headline, though, and I was thinking the pistol, not the malt liquor, and my first reaction was "Why not? Why shouldn't Ray Nagin eat a Colt .45 for breakfast?"

6 posted on 02/11/2006 5:17:32 AM PST by RichInOC (Stupidity is its own punishment...but sometimes it causes collateral damage.)
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Ouch!


7 posted on 02/11/2006 5:21:07 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show Since 2002 So You Don't Have To.)
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... my first reaction was "Why not? Why shouldn't Ray Nagin eat a Colt .45 for breakfast?"

Bump!

8 posted on 02/11/2006 5:21:26 AM PST by pageonetoo (email for Celebrity Cruises (and more)- www.acorntogo.com -Acorn Travel)
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9 posted on 02/11/2006 5:22:39 AM PST by frankjr
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Beer! Get Your Beer Here! Beer!

10 posted on 02/11/2006 5:23:05 AM PST by csvset
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That's funny! I wish I coulda caught that one.
I'm watching Fox & Friends, with Page, Julian & Alison.


12 posted on 02/11/2006 5:23:59 AM PST by texianyankee
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Under the heading "if a Republican head ever said that":

If a Republican had ever said what Anderson did, he would have been accused of the worst kind of racism. Beyond the alcoholism charge, Colt 45 is a classic inner-city beverage. For years, actor Billy Dee Williams was Colt's main spokesman, and the tag line was "Colt 45 - works every time."


13 posted on 02/11/2006 5:24:34 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show Since 2002 So You Don't Have To.)
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“Colt 45... the cornerstone to any, nutricious breafkast!”
14 posted on 02/11/2006 5:27:39 AM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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15 posted on 02/11/2006 5:30:06 AM PST by Beth528
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Thanks for your work. 45 oz. 45? Haven't seen that one! It's been decades since I had a colt 45 beer.


16 posted on 02/11/2006 5:30:38 AM PST by PGalt
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17 posted on 02/11/2006 5:30:55 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
LOL....how funny. I caught that brief exchange. They were discussing the aftermath of Katrina when the hostette asked about Mayor Nagin.

The man just laughed. Said he was a friend of Nagins.......LOLOLOLOL..

18 posted on 02/11/2006 5:31:43 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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LOL. Nice work!


19 posted on 02/11/2006 5:32:24 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show Since 2002 So You Don't Have To.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

LOL!!


20 posted on 02/11/2006 5:32:52 AM PST by KoRn
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