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Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 31 December 2006
Various big media television networks ^ | 31 December 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces

Posted on 12/31/2006 5:10:46 AM PST by Alas Babylon!

The Talk Shows



Sunday, December 31st, 2006

Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:

FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind.; former Gov. Tom Vilsack, D-Iowa, presidential candidate.

MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw; journalist Bob Woodward.

FACE THE NATION (CBS): Alexander Haig, former Ford White House chief of staff; journalists Ben Bradlee of the Washington Post and Tom DeFrank of the New York Daily News; Gerald Ford biographer James Cannon.

THIS WEEK (ABC): Former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., presidential candidate; wife, Elizabeth Edwards.

LATE EDITION (CNN) : Feisal al-Istrabadi, Iraq's deputy ambassador to the United Nations; Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn.


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To: kabar
Krauthammer confuses justice with process

Precisely. He also thinks that trials should have a purpose other than determining guilt. In that I think he is very wrong.

151 posted on 12/31/2006 8:02:59 AM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Chuck54

Late Edition with Blitz coming on here.

I'll watch a bit and see how "unelectable" P. Bush will be in '08.


152 posted on 12/31/2006 8:03:15 AM PST by Chuck54 (later..............)
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To: Freee-dame

bump


153 posted on 12/31/2006 8:04:57 AM PST by ColdSpringGirl
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To: Chuck54

Specter (ugh) and Lieberman on Late Edition discussing Saddam's demise.


154 posted on 12/31/2006 8:06:49 AM PST by Chuck54 (later..............)
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To: Mo1

I see Edwards has had that thing removed from his lip. Lizzie is stumbling all over the place today.


155 posted on 12/31/2006 8:08:46 AM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Chuck54

Wolfie ask Lieberman if this trial meets the standards you would have liked.

Lieberman answers, "YES, it does". Thank you Senator.

Same question to Specter and he answers, "I think it does".


156 posted on 12/31/2006 8:09:30 AM PST by Chuck54 (later..............)
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To: Chuck54

Yikes, Edwards wants us to run all over the world taking care of all the humanitarian problems.


157 posted on 12/31/2006 8:10:35 AM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Bahbah

I was surprised...no, astounded...to hear Bill Sammon praise John Edwards the other night on the FNC panel.


158 posted on 12/31/2006 8:11:04 AM PST by Carolinamom (Thank God that Mary and Joseph were not pro-choicers.)
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To: snugs

thx snugs...can't wait to partake!


159 posted on 12/31/2006 8:11:14 AM PST by texicali (those than can do! Rudy does in spades)
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To: Bahbah
Precisely. He also thinks that trials should have a purpose other than determining guilt. In that I think he is very wrong.

Yeah, I bet he believes that the trial should have been used to educate the Iraqi people about Saddam's crimes and to serve as a catharsis for the victims. Just psyco-babble from the dear Dr. The Iraqis lived under Saddam's oppression for 25 years. They knew him better than us and were quite capable of giving him the justice he deserved. We should not have influenced the process.

160 posted on 12/31/2006 8:11:40 AM PST by kabar
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To: chiller
Agreed, but I haven't anyone except a few whackos complaining the improprieties of Saddam's hanging. Have I missed something? Who's complaining?

The EU (even the UK government), the Vatican, the NYTimes, the Russians - practically every government in the world except for Israel, Iraq, Iran, and the US.

161 posted on 12/31/2006 8:14:06 AM PST by BusterBear
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To: Chuck54

Specter just gave all "waffles" a bad name with his answer on whether he would support the President if he wants more troops.

He wants to see the "plan", the "plan". I would think he would just ask Dingy Harry Reid or J Kerry. They always talk about a "plan" for victory.

Pres Bush's plan is simple, "We win, they lose". Kind of like my hero the late Pres RR.


162 posted on 12/31/2006 8:16:46 AM PST by Chuck54 (later..............)
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To: BusterBear

John Edwards wants to be your daddy and give you everything. Universal health care, strengthing the middle class, whatever that means and whoever that is. He is really gonna give you a lot of stuff, which he calls "investing". Remember who invented that one?


163 posted on 12/31/2006 8:17:36 AM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Chuck54

OMG, Specter actually has bought into the lies from the head of Syria, Assad.

Unbelievable.


164 posted on 12/31/2006 8:20:08 AM PST by Chuck54 (later..............)
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To: Chuck54
Just watched snarlin'Arlin on woof/ woof at cnn's pap. Arlen reminded me a lot of another senile old fool, my senator from Fla. Crazy Bill Nelson. It's hard to imagine which one is stooopider to actually believe anything that Syria's Assad says.
165 posted on 12/31/2006 8:23:06 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Chuck54

Leiberman is fantastic with his answer as to why he did NOT visit Damascus and talk with Assad.

Lieberman is miles ahead of Specter on foreign policy, thousands of miles ahead.

Specter sputtering in rebuttal but totally unbelievable.


166 posted on 12/31/2006 8:23:35 AM PST by Chuck54 (later..............)
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To: Chuck54

Lugar was pathetic...looked like a Pinnochio on steroids...totally clueless....our leaders in the Senate need to rope them all back the barn...he should be on the permanent do not call list


167 posted on 12/31/2006 8:24:15 AM PST by texicali (those than can do! Rudy does in spades)
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To: Bahbah
All you need to know about pretty boy Edwards is his occupation--ambulance chaser extraordinare.
168 posted on 12/31/2006 8:24:35 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Chuck54

For all their education and high office, I despair at the lack of judgment indemic in some of our senators, Specter being high on my list of the judgmentally impaired.


169 posted on 12/31/2006 8:25:14 AM PST by Carolinamom (Thank God that Mary and Joseph were not pro-choicers.)
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To: Chuck54

OMG, Wolfie still wants to revisit yet again the notion that going into Iraq was wrong. Joe says "We did the right thing" and Joe is right.


170 posted on 12/31/2006 8:25:57 AM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Carolinamom

Does that mean stupid?


171 posted on 12/31/2006 8:26:05 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Bahbah
Timmy is using Ford's death to relive Watergate.

Ford died on the same date as Truman.

And I think Ford was in congress in 1950, when Truman sent our troops to take part in what he called a "'police action" fighting "bandits" in Korea.

I'd love to know what Ford thought of Truman sending troops to Korea in 1950.

During Truman's remaining 2 1/2 years as president, 30,000 Americans died for Korean freedom.

Under Bush fewer than 3,000 died in the same length of time, fighting for Iraqi freedom.

Did Ford think South Koreans should be under the boot of Kim Jong-Il?

172 posted on 12/31/2006 8:26:05 AM PST by syriacus (30,000 US deaths in Korea in 2 1/2 years under Truman (Jul, 1950 - Dec, 1952))
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To: Chuck54

this is why he got pubbies votes and got re-elected...he gets the WOT....specter is in the same barn as lugar and on the same do not call list...


173 posted on 12/31/2006 8:26:32 AM PST by texicali (those than can do! Rudy does in spades)
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To: rodguy911

LOL! I do so love plain talk. LOL


174 posted on 12/31/2006 8:27:12 AM PST by Carolinamom (Thank God that Mary and Joseph were not pro-choicers.)
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To: texicali

Sigh! Our once proud Republican party is now led by doddering old fools. A certain former President must be spinning in his grave.

Lugar and Specter are front and center on this morning's talk shows and are just pitiful, really pitiful.


175 posted on 12/31/2006 8:27:17 AM PST by Chuck54 (later..............)
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To: kabar
The Iraqis lived under Saddam's oppression for 25 years. They knew him better than us and were quite capable of giving him the justice he deserved. We should not have influenced the process.

Well stated!!

The libs have proven their "openness" to other cultures is a facade.

176 posted on 12/31/2006 8:29:18 AM PST by syriacus (30,000 US deaths in Korea in 2 1/2 years under Truman (Jul, 1950 - Dec, 1952))
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To: syriacus
Shhhhh!!! You are not supposed to tell what is really going on in Iraq, how we are kicking the sh___ out of the enemy while our losses are truly minimal compared to other wars.The msm/dbm won't like it when you let the cat out of the bag.
177 posted on 12/31/2006 8:29:28 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Carolinamom

THanks ....sometimes it works.


178 posted on 12/31/2006 8:29:55 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Bahbah
He is waiting to see how the polls are before making any firm points and policy declarations
179 posted on 12/31/2006 8:30:48 AM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: Chuck54

there are some good pubbies up there and they need to come out front and center..I'm sick of them doubting our President and our military leaders...they need to be taken out to the woodshed and taught some manners...


180 posted on 12/31/2006 8:31:13 AM PST by texicali (those than can do! Rudy does in spades)
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To: Bahbah

If the debate on Late Edition between Lieberman and Specter had been a 10 round prize fight, they would have called it in the 1st, with Lieberman's arm raised.

He cleaned Specter's clock on the debate of "why or why not" visit Damascus.

Winner by KO, not TKO, Sen Lieberman.


181 posted on 12/31/2006 8:32:08 AM PST by Chuck54 (later..............)
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To: texicali; ThePythonicCow
Chocolate flake is one of my favourites LOL
182 posted on 12/31/2006 8:33:07 AM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: Chuck54

OMG I never agree with Juan Williams but for once he got it right...Krauhammer is totally wrong I've lost much respect for him because of this now


183 posted on 12/31/2006 8:34:26 AM PST by texicali (those than can do! Rudy does in spades)
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To: BusterBear
Officially we cannot agree with it as we do not have a death penalty but even though her politics are not mine our Foreign Secretary very skillfully stated that Sadam had been served justice by the Iraq government or words to that affect.
184 posted on 12/31/2006 8:34:55 AM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: Chuck54
He cleaned Specter's clock

Odd that our best spokesperson this morning was the Democrat.

185 posted on 12/31/2006 8:35:05 AM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: rodguy911

Pelosi and Reid have reason to worry....there are some seriously aging dems...Supreme Court Justice Stevens, Inouye, Akaka, and Byrd come to mind.


186 posted on 12/31/2006 8:35:08 AM PST by Carolinamom (Thank God that Mary and Joseph were not pro-choicers.)
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To: rodguy911
We just went from wind chill indexes back to a "heat" index here in the fab Fla. Keys.

I hear you. a/c running on New Year's Eve. Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2007 to you and yours!

187 posted on 12/31/2006 8:35:11 AM PST by NautiNurse (Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.)
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To: snugs

chocolate anything is wonderful....when I eat breakfast I'm going to have some chocolate this morning...


188 posted on 12/31/2006 8:35:30 AM PST by texicali (those than can do! Rudy does in spades)
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To: Bahbah
OMG, Wolfie still wants to revisit yet again the notion that going into Iraq was wrong

I wish Wolfie would consider whether Truman should have sent our troops into Korea.

30,000 Americans died in Korea by the time Truman left office, 2 1/2 years later.

781 Americans died on 1 date, November 30, 1950, from fighting for Korean freedom under Truman.

189 posted on 12/31/2006 8:35:42 AM PST by syriacus (30,000 US deaths in Korea in 2 1/2 years under Truman (Jul, 1950 - Dec, 1952))
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To: kabar
Excellent summary of the historic situation. I would disagree with your characterization of Ford's tenure in the House, however. Newt Gingrich proved that the party in the minority needn't roll over for the majority, particularly when it is acting irresponsibly, as the Dhimmicrats were in the late 60s and early 70s. Ford was from the accomodationist wing of the Republican party, more concerned with maintaining their own perks and the "institution" than with actually doing things for the country. Bob Michel was the same type of "go along to get along" Republican.

You know, what the DBM calls a "good Republican." 

Clearly that's an oversimplification and doesn't account for lots of things he did do, such as taking on Johnson's "great society" programs in the 60s, but it's how I picture him. 

I also agree with those that characterize Ford as an "anti-conservative Republican," if you take Reagan to represent the conservatives in the party. Lots of people have pointed out the slap in the face selecting Nelson Rockefeller as his VP was to conservatives.  At the time it was intended to broaden his standing across the party as Ford was nominally a midwestern conservative (of the old school) and Rockefeller represented a different wing of the party, but events later made me associate Ford (and the old school midwest Republicans) with the country club Rockefeller Republicans as oppposed to the Reagan conservatives.

It's also interesting to me the account in the New York Times indicating that Ford and Carter became close friends based largely on their mutual dislike of Ronald Reagan. I take the report with a big grain of salt based on the source, but it is consistent with my impression of the late President Ford.

I do agree that Reagan probably couldn't have been elected in 1976 and that it took 4 years of Carter to slap people "up side the head" and make them realize that, yes, the Dhimmicrats really are that stupid, dishonest and incompetent.  I think that's going to be the consensus in two years, as well, after we have watched the wheels fall off of Nazi Pelosi's little red wagon.

None of this is that strongly held or backed by any research.  It's just my impression, having lived through the times in question (though I wasn't paying that much attention to politics at the time).

190 posted on 12/31/2006 8:37:02 AM PST by Phsstpok (Often wrong, but never in doubt)
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To: snugs
Chocolate flake

Was that an obama reference, did I miss something?

191 posted on 12/31/2006 8:37:19 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Bahbah

not really....many pubbies voted for him this time because he's supportive of the President in Iraq and in general the WOT...many pubbies in CA sent money to his campaign as they did from other states too...he'll hold their feet to the fire so they can't screw up so bad


192 posted on 12/31/2006 8:37:52 AM PST by texicali (those than can do! Rudy does in spades)
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To: Mo1

Lugar needs 24/7 Geritol IV.


193 posted on 12/31/2006 8:38:35 AM PST by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Carolinamom
Let's hope our party officials in those area have their acts together, much better than we just did here in Fla.
194 posted on 12/31/2006 8:38:55 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: STARWISE

heck iron won't help Lugar...brass might though


195 posted on 12/31/2006 8:40:05 AM PST by texicali (those than can do! Rudy does in spades)
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To: NautiNurse
Same to you NN and thanks again for all the hard work you do here on FR during the year, especially at hurricane time.
196 posted on 12/31/2006 8:40:06 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Mo1
Lugar needs 24/7 Geritol IV.

Afterthought: and a little testosterone wouldn't hurt.

197 posted on 12/31/2006 8:40:25 AM PST by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: texicali

I already have including some Cadbury's Milk Tray chocolates


198 posted on 12/31/2006 8:40:29 AM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: Phsstpok; All
Ford and Carter became close friends based largely on their mutual dislike of Ronald Reagan.

Some one here must have saved that delightful exchange with Ford in which he says, referring to Carter who had just behaved badly and made a subordinate feel very crushed, that you can't make chicken salad out of chicken s#%t. I don't think the stories about them being friends are all they are cracked up to be.

199 posted on 12/31/2006 8:40:30 AM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Bahbah

Yes and a Lieberman/Miller (Zell) ticket in '08 would probably sweep the nation. Where do I send a check?

:)


200 posted on 12/31/2006 8:40:38 AM PST by Chuck54 (later..............)
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