Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 31 December 2006
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.
this happy couple was on hardball recently...it was so obvious who wore the pants in that family Chris even commented on it too happily and the college kids gave him huge applause...the Senator just sat there like he got caught with his hand in the cookie jar it was so telling
Nothing surprises me these days.
Ever wonder why Edwards did not seek re-election to the Senate? He KNEW NC would not vote for him...just as Tenn. wouldn't vote for Gore. WE do know "who they are".
LOL. I promise never to do that again.
That's what I had heard.
Well, there is John "I'm not really crazy" McCain who has spent 6 years building a machine in much the same way that Hillary! has.
This is a very hard true, and brilliant look at the upcoming elections. Those that are serious and the ones we know about now, the odds of someone else getting in at this late date are very low.
The fact that the liberal Boston papers and the media are so critical of his candidacy tells me that they fear the possibility of his winning the primary and thus overcoming her Thighness. IMO he may just be the Rep. dark horse that comes from behind.
Enjoy your nuggets. Thanks.
Okay...tada....before it even gets posted on my Blog....presenting....
Pat Fish's political predictions fro 2007:
-Mitt Romney will be nominated as the GOP contender-2008-wait, does the actual nomination take place in 2007? I still say, whenever, that Mitt will get the nod.
-Mitt's VP cohort will be -RUDY! New York and all that.
-Hillary will step down and not accept the nomination for Prez-2008. Will save her face, look like she's doing it "for the chirrun". I predict that some Demo moderate will get the nod...Maybe that New Mexico guy, someone from the heartland. Won't be Obama Yo Mama as I predict it.
-There WILL be a terrorist attack in 2007 and the nation will finally coalesce and demand that Muslims cut it the hell out.
-There will be an assassination attempt on President Bush's life as the Islamofacists get so frustrated they do the stupid.
-Bill Clinton will finally be exposed for the traitor he is. All of his connections to Joe Wilson, the Sauds, the Arabs, etc, will capture the public's attention BIG TIME. Which is why Hillary will step down.
-The senate will change hands to the Republicans either via a death of a senator of hey, Joe Lieberman.
Okay, any other predictions? I double-dare ya. And I'm going to save this thread, see who gets it right.
OK, you can't leave us hanging like that. What was his fantastic answer? Paraphrasing would be just fine.
The Mormon/marriage is the least of the issues .. the other possible candidates (Though I like them) have too much baggage .. Roomey doesn't
Not say I've made up my mind about this election .. i am still open to hearing them all out
#94, It is a terrible thing to say, but I truly believe that the Media is almost totally on the side of our enemy. They cry for Killers, Rapists, Despots, but they do not cry for Republicans like Ronald Reagan, and they do not cry about innocent babies murdered by the multi millions over the decades since Roe V Wade was adjudicated. Why do Rats/DBM care about the Poor Murderer on Death Row, but care nothing about the Baby pulled mostly out of the Womb, then stabbed in the neck? I often wonder what goes through their minds, and who raised them to have such callous disregard for decency and innocence, and jump completely on the bandwagon of the scum of the earth.
IMO McCain is unstable as well as getting up in years. Gulliani is a likable guy, heroic in the NY terrorist strike, but also very liberal (and has a vocal ex-wife). Newt? Well, you know his baggage (plus sucking up to Hillary). Personally, I think he'd make a superb college professor...but not a President.
The short of it, and I wish I had DVR'd the show and captured the closed caption, but I did not, is this:
Joe said you DO NOT meet with people who are a threat to the region, send or support terrorists to kill our troops, support Iran and the destruction of Israel, lie to just say things they think you want to hear, and so forth.
IOW, you never talk to someone in good faith, knowing they are not talking in good faith. He really had old Snarlin Arlin sputtering.
There may be a transcript somewhere and I'll look for it.
Molly Henneberg subbing for Brian Wilson today...she is doing a great job, BTW.
She is reporting that 2 MORE bombs have gone off in Bangkok...
Ditto! When I flip through the channels and see the same old faces, I keep looking for something better. The same old voices get the same old result and the same freaken show....why watch one when you've seen the same show months ago.
Have they said who's doing them?
When I became aware that this was being done, I made it a point to listen to the hearings feeling sure that no one in the world would do such a thing but in a situation so dire for the mother's life that there were nothing but horrible choices. I listened very carefully to the testimony. There was NO medical justification for doing this. There is something very wrong with people who can support this.
That and he's the most hated man in the republican party
I have never seen a network(all jihadi watch all the time) so desperate for traction and so bent on rationalizing everything they do or don't do.
I guess they have figured out that we are on to them and they are not being seen in a very favorable light anymore.To say the very least.(their numbers probably tell them that as well!)
They are outraged that Saddam's hanging was done "only hours before a major moslem holiday" yet felt compelled to cover it since all their competitors would be.(a failed attempt at triangulation there?) They were also outraged at the grainy unedited version of the hanging making the rounds on the net by a cell phone who photoed it poorly. (could it be they just can't stand any competition at all, even from the poorest and meekest of the bunch?)
Anyway, woof, woof(without the benefit of higher platform shoes or more phone books to sit on) goes on rambling his l/w pap trying to get one of his third world spokesmen to poo poo the hanging but really getting no where.
Cnn gives the impression of a dying network in the throes of their death watch.
According to their website a transcript will be available later but they do not say how much later. Looks like they publish each week's transcript and have several available for past shows.
I'm going to keep track of this and will ping you when it's available. Should be a good read.
Thanks for the summary. I'll look for the transcript/podcast when they're posted.
Look at the podcast if possible. Much better than a dry read.
#131, good point.....
If only Pres Bush were that eloquent.
Just one teeny change.
Shall we leave it at mixed LOL
The Doctrine of Overwhelming Force did apply when we invaded Iraq, and we did indeed have overwhelming force. That's why we took Baghdad so quickly.
Just like the Ethiopians just did in Somalia.
And just like the Ethopians are finding now, and we've been finding for almost three years now -- there are TWO kinds of enemies. The regular and allied forces of a state or confederation, and the highly irregular meltaway forces of tribal associations and religious sect madrassas.
NO AMOUNT OF OVERWHELMING FORCE WILL WORK AGAINST SUCH MELTAWAY IRREGULAR FORCES.
We, the US of A, however, damn well do know how to fight and beat such forces. It takes a long time, and requires national persistance -- but it can be done. We did it against the Indian Tribes. It took 250 or so years.
What are the techniques? Some we already employ. Set tribe against tribe, sect against sect. That lessens the cost to us. Technique employed by Cortez, Jackson, many others.
What should we remember and do again in this war?
Educate the tribes in our laws and religions. Ban the hate-preaching sects and madrassas. Force tribes off their lands into reservations. Shut off the source of sustenance to them -- in this case that is oil. That is, take over the oil.
Now this batch of Arab Muslim Tribes and Jihadists is different than the American Inidan Tribes, yes. But there are many similarities, and as I said we know what worked before. In the New World, in the American Frontier, in the Phillipines. Use those war wisdoms.
Be Bold and Have Courage!
If Carl Rove is such a genius, how come he threw the financial and political muscle behind the nomination of Arlen Specter without extracting any concessions from him in return? Politics isn't about "I'll give you everything and you'll give me nothing." It's about leveraging power and money and making deals. The Bush administration seems to think it's about being nice to your political enemies in the hope that they'll appreciate it.
#146, by George I think you nailed it. They are afraid that Killers will actually take 30 minutes to die and have to suffer like their victims did before they Murdered them.
I plan to be an active phoner to their offices -
Not that I have heard of yet...
That sounds like the way the Clintons are reported to have treated their subordinates. The "champions of the little guy" are usually the most arrogant elitists.
I escaped CNN late edition though as MTP was over he flicked the channels over and the closing credit were coming up on that - be grateful for small blessings.
***Have I missed something? Who's complaining?***
The every-half-hour "news" segments by ABC/CBS/etc include one or two voice clips of people objecting to the hanging. I do not believe that the broadcasts are "balanced" by any voice clips of persons supporting the event. I guess that in the "news"writer's perspective, the simple reporting of the event is the pro side of the "balance." which has to be "counterbalanced" by objectors, but not by supporters.
#150, she may be covering all bases, but be right for 2007. 2008 is another story, any of Mccain's opposition will just show all of his "nuttiness on Parade" tapes, and describe how his McCain/Feingold Bill, and other legislation directly hurt Conservatives, and he will get his butt beat. McCain takes a lot of time Visiting Venues where Veterans hang out, and they like him, but as soon as they know about the Viet Nam sellout with John Kerry they dump him.
They have nothing but contempt for the "little guy." The Bushes and the Reagans, on the other hand, appreciated their staff and were and are well liked by them because of it. When I heard that Carter's mother said she should not have had children, I thought it was quite harsh. I mean, he was her child after all. Now I understand it.
Ummm...if we could actually unleash our overwhemling force it would work.
As it is we are engaging the enemy with one hand tied behind out back and a patch over one eye.
The rules of engagement for my fellow soldiers on the ground needs to be changed.
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