Meet The Press
December 23, 3007
Guest: Rep. Ron Paul
Russert: do you want to get rid of teh income tax and IRS?
Ron Paul: oh yeah!!
Russert: what about the lost money?
Ron Paul: highwayman fees!
Russert: but that's stupid
Ron Paul: then cut spending
Russert: but that's a trillion dollars
Ron Paul: we should stop being the world's policeman man!
Russert: if you had a 30% sales tax that would kill poor pople
Ron Paul: ok then i'm against it
Russert: so how do we save money
Ron Paul: pull out of korea
Russert: how much would that save
Ron Paul: i don't know - like a lot dood
Russert: how many troops can we pull out of europe and asia
Ron Paul: i dunno
Paul: really, wow!
Russert: what happens when north korea invades south korea?
Ron Paul: beats me
Russert: but what will you do when Iran invades Israel??
Ron Paul: Timmy that's not going to happen - Israel has 300 nukes for pete's sake
Russert: do you think Israel has influence on US foreign policy - oh noes!
Paul: yes i do dumbass
Russert: would really cut off aid to Israel?
Paul: of course but the arabs too - let 'em fight it out and put it on pay per view
Russert: how have we provoked Al Qaeda???
Ron Paul: do what Bush says - real their own statements -- we had troops in Saudi Arabia which is their holy land and we overthrew the Iran government and bombed Iraq
Russert: wow you're defending Al qaeda you say the problem is us and not them
Paul: we're stepping in a snake pit do you blame the snake and keep standing in the snake pit??
Russert: but the islamofascists!!!!
Paul: oh please
Russert: you're making moral equiavalency with islamists and white americans!!!
Ron Paul: have you met dick cheney that dood is crazy
Russert: i have information that right after 9/11 you were not waving a flag 24 hours a day - that seems subversive
Ron Paul: well dude of course i care about mass murder but my reaction was yes we are going to lose our freedoms
Russert: but you said that after 9/11 when we were all about loving the USA
Paul: but i was right!!
Russert: good point
Russert: you want to abolish the FBI and all public schools!
Ron Paul: we have to save money we're going bankrupt
Russert: but the FBI loves america
Ron Paul: they spied on martin luther king
Russert: but only because he was associating with subversives like George Romney and he was marching with ten year kids like little Mitty
Russert: dood you are up to your ears in pork barrel spending
Paul: I accept it but I would like to get rid of it
Russert: you're like saying you were for it and not against it
Paul: oh you silly journalist
Russert: so stop taking earmarks
Paul: that's silly i take tax credits and social security because it's there
Russert: you should refuse them
Paul: Tim by your standards no one could ever advocate for a change while obeying the law
Russert: i never thought of that
Paul: that's because you're an idiot
Russert: you're now against immigration
Paul: yeah but they’re taking all our free stuff and since 9/11 they might be murderers
Russert: you say you like people to follow the Constitution and yet you want to amend it!!
Paul: you really a moron aren't you?
Russert: people tell me that - but i have a house in Nantucket so i doubt it
Paul: drugs should be legal i mean who cares alcohol kills more people anyway
Russert: yeah but drinks have cool names like Tom Collins or Sex on the Beach
Paul: i'm a doctor i've seen the deaths it causes
Russert: you don't want black americans to eat at lunch counters???
Paul: property rights dood why should i let people i don't like in my restaurant!!?
Russert: sounds racist
Paul: it's out of control - smokers rights!!
Russert: do you hate blacks?
Paul: no i get more support from blacks that any other Republican
Russert: that's like being best player on the Miami Dolphins
Russert: you don't even like Abe Lincoln!!!
Paul: that's right that civil war was a tremendous waste
Russert: but we'd still have slavery
Paul: in 2007 - don't be ridiculous
Russert: why are you running as Republican??
Paul: hey i'm like that icon of Bob Taft you gotta cut spending unlike that traitor Ronald Reagan
Russert: will you run as an independent?
Paul: i have no plans to do so
Russert: that's a lot of wiggle room
Paul: i know dood
Russert: you said Mike Huckabee reminded you of Sinclair Lewis saying when fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag carrying a cross
Paul: yes i did
Russert: what does that mean?
Paul: what, fascism?
Russert: r u calling Cuddly Mike a fascist?
Paul: no im saying corporations owning the government plus people always demanding flag waving support for military action is soft fascism
Russert: well my bosses at General Electric think you're crazy