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Viewers Tuning In to The Rummy Show
Fox News ^ | November 27, 2001 | By Michael Y. Park

Posted on 11/27/2001 4:49:20 AM PST by Chairman_December_19th_Society

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:31:42 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

NEW YORK — It may be the most popular thing on television these days, and has nothing to do with eating grubs or neurotic singles.

It's The Rummy Show, live from the Pentagon nearly every day.

Quick-witted and acid-tongued, refreshingly straightforward yet not really saying that much, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld seemed like no one's idea of a television star until the U.S. began its airstrikes in Afghanistan.


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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: rumsfeldpinglist
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Time for a little bit of good news these days.
1 posted on 11/27/2001 4:49:20 AM PST by Chairman_December_19th_Society
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society
Well, the picture showed up in preview, but it didn't post.

Here's the photo that goes with the story:


2 posted on 11/27/2001 4:50:33 AM PST by Chairman_December_19th_Society
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society
God, i love that guy!
3 posted on 11/27/2001 4:53:05 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society
Reporter: What did you think of the SNL skit of you..

Rummy: I will let you know when I want to talk about SNL....

Laughter from the press corp followed...

4 posted on 11/27/2001 4:55:35 AM PST by Dog
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society
I'm waiting for him to gaze heavenward and declare, "Idiots. I'm surrounded by idiots."
5 posted on 11/27/2001 4:56:33 AM PST by Poohbah
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society
Rummy - You absolutely rule!!
6 posted on 11/27/2001 4:57:38 AM PST by ncpastor
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To: Dog
Rummy: I will let you know when I want to talk about SNL....

I saw that last night on Fox, at the end of Special Edition. Must have laughed for five minutes.

7 posted on 11/27/2001 5:05:36 AM PST by Chairman_December_19th_Society
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society
And he's cute, too.
8 posted on 11/27/2001 5:09:01 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society
I love him too, but the first person I ever heard use the alligator quote in a political context was RWR when discussing budget the role of the federal government.
9 posted on 11/27/2001 5:12:56 AM PST by Internet Explorer
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society; JohnHuang2
Ha! HE BEAT CHRIS MATTHEWS!!! This is the BEST part of the whole story!!!
11 posted on 11/27/2001 5:18:01 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society
From yesterday's briefing:

Q: Mr. Secretary, over the weekend there were some Northern Alliance people -- (inaudible) -- Pakistan who were suggesting that if Mullah Mohammed Omar were captured, that he might end up being freed. Would you -- what will be your reaction, if that should ever happen?

Rumsfeld: Well, you know, there are so many people in the world who can opine on these things. Some are on the ground, some aren't. And anyone can have an opinion about anything. I can't imagine why he would be freed, or by whom. Nor can I imagine that he'll end up being captured. From everything I've read about him, he's a rather determined, dead-ender type -- (laughter) -- and -- to coin a phrase. And I just -- you know, it could happen, he could be captured. Everyone has an opportunity to surrender. Nobody wants to kill somebody who's surrendering. But he just doesn't feel to me like the surrendering type. (laughter)

12 posted on 11/27/2001 5:18:22 AM PST by Carolina
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society
Goodness gracious!
13 posted on 11/27/2001 5:18:49 AM PST by arielb
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To: dubyaismypresident
ping for a rummy fan
14 posted on 11/27/2001 5:20:13 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Carolina
Determined, dead-ender type...

Excellent. Too funny.

15 posted on 11/27/2001 5:20:24 AM PST by Chairman_December_19th_Society
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society
RUMMY ROCKS!!!!!!!!!
16 posted on 11/27/2001 5:22:07 AM PST by All-American Medic
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society
I hope Rumsfeld's treatment of the press will raise their standards. Maybe they'll all start asking better questions to avoid being skewered by Rumsfeld. Maybe they'll start trying to come up with the best question to stump him. Maybe all other public figures will start to learn from Rumsfeld; that they can manipulate the press in to asking better questions by refusing to answer or criticizing the stupid questions.
17 posted on 11/27/2001 5:33:28 AM PST by wimpycat
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To: Dog
Saw a reporter on Fox over the weekend, who said he'd had a chance to talk to Rummy post-SNL.

According to the reporter (and I must paraphrase)

Rummy (with a grin): Am I really that mean?

Reporter: Do we really ask that many stupid questions?

Rummy: Wellllll... sometimes.

I cracked up.

18 posted on 11/27/2001 5:35:12 AM PST by Mr. Thorne
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To: wimpycat
Maybe they'll start trying to come up with the best question to stump him

Don't forget who were talking about.

These are the same folks who, when the last President said it all "depended on the meaning of 'is'," started going "oh, wow, how brilliant, how insightful," etc.

I'm not holding my breath.

19 posted on 11/27/2001 6:06:24 AM PST by Chairman_December_19th_Society
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society
Grit, guts, determination and backbone seasoned with a sense of humor

So refreshing to have adults in charge

Rummy & Condy for 2008

20 posted on 11/27/2001 6:12:32 AM PST by spokeshave
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