Meet The Press
January 13, 2008
Host: Tim Russert
Guest: Senator Hillary Clinton
Tim Russert: you attacked Martin Luther King - would like to attack Abraham Lincoln or JFK on my show this morning?
Hillary Clinton: no thanks
Russert: you claim Obama is an Islamic drug dealer
Clinton: i haven't heard that
Russert: you hate civil rights activists?
Clinton: no i love MLK - i marched with Dr. King and Mitt Romney and he was he was gassed and jailed and campaigned
Russert: so what does that have to do with you and Obama
Clinton: Obama is a big liar he’s trying to reverse-Swift-boat me
Russert: very clever
Clinton: look i'm female and he's black so let's all be happy and not get bogged down
Russert: bill attacked him as a fairy tale but i love fairy tales
Clinton: ok Obama was against the war in 2002 but by 2004 he was voting for the funding the war
Russert: so did you!
Clinton: yeah but he didn't introduce legislation against the war when he could have
Russert: what do you want him to do?
Clinton: he said i killed Bhutto and Tim you can't prove that!!!
Russert: Rep Clyburn says Bill was offensive
Clinton: no no no you mislead pumpkinhaid
Russert: even Donna Brazille hates you
Clinton: oh 'cooking with grease' give me a break
Russert: some random black woman says you are minimizing King and it takes a white man to make change happen
Clinton: you fat liar Obama compared himself to Kennedy and he was a war hero and King was a real leader and Obama is just a kid
Russert: so he's not a legendary politician big deal
Clinton: King would endorse me today because i am a legislator and Obama is just a pretty speechmaker
Russert: so you don't hate black people?
Clinton: no i admire politically active blacks not eloquent Johnny-come-latelies like Obama
Russert: you compare Obama to demagogues like Huey Long!!
Clinton: he's just a speaker and he has done nothing goddamitt i've taken shit for the party and bill clinton and upstate new york and i'm owed dammit
Russert: why should people vote for you
Clinton: i'm really boring
Russert: you say you’re workhorse and he's a showhorse
Clinton: look i've paid my dues and did hard work
Russert: Obama talks pretty but is lazy?
Clinton: oh don't tempt me fatty
Russert: you cried why -- your time of the month?
Clinton: no i'm human stupid and i was touched by voters telling me about all their problems it's fucking moving Timmy
Russert: but that woman voted later for Barack because you're stiff and dull
Clinton: fuck you timmy i mean that
Russert: is obama unready?
Clinton: totally only i can deal with the economy, health care, iraq, iran and afghanistan
Russert: was that a yes?
Clinton: yes - he only passed an anti-lunch bill whereas i can answer hundreds of questions
Russert: you won in 2000 cause Lazio went after you and after Obama and Edwards ganged up you played the gender card
Clinton: bullshit obama is the one playing the race card
Clinton: i'm a daughter and wife and sister and a lover
Russert: you're tied with Barack
Clinton: but i've walked through the fires of hell for 35 years
Russert: what's the best reason to vote for you
Clinton: it will makes Chris Matthews absolutely crazy
Russert: If Saint Petreaus says we should stay will you let our troops will stay??
Clinton: no because on Day One we will begin troops withdraw in the first 60 days and pressure the Iraqis to get their shit together
Russert: But the Generals!
Clinton: in January of 2009 our troops will come home so the Iraqis best get used to it
Russert: The surge has worked and you know it!!!!
Clinton: Timmy i use small words now -- the surge has failed to achieve political unity - of course our troops are good at killing but it's still killing
Russert: but awesome killing
Russert: you voted for the war and attacking Saddam and the same day Obama gave a speech where he was proven fucking right
Clinton: oh just words Timmeh look i didn't support the war just a vote disarm Saddam by force
Russert: oh ok
Clinton: Obama wanted to surrender to Saddam and just let him keep his biological weapons
Russert: the ones he didn't have
Clinton: Obama should have held himself to a higher standard because of his speech and not support John Kerry otherwise what is the point of even having a Magic Negro???
Russert: you voted for war and if you disagree that's bunk
Clinton: i'm not going to give the UN Security Council a veto over American policy
Russert: don't we sit on the Security Council?
Clinton: the point is i was very strongly in favor of only give a Bush a year to attack Iraq
Russert: oh good
Clinton: it wasn't a vote for force
Russert: the title of the bill was a vote for use of force
Clinton: we can sit here and argue about who voted for what but the point is Obama was supporting Bush in 2004
Russert: but so did you??
Clinton: yeah but I don't pretend to be perfect like he does!!
Russert: did he have better judgment in 2002
Clinton: one little decision
Russert: it was a decision to go war!
Clinton: Ask him about his positions since then!
Russert: i did
Clinton: his answer was very political
Russert: oh noes!
Clinton: yeah he pretends he's all non-political but everyone knows i'm triangulating so it doesn’t count
Russert: so no fair
Clinton: right - we need someone careful now not someone who’s going to go off half cocked and inspire people
Russert: doris kearns goodwin says you haven't learned
Clinton: oh fuck her
Russert: do you wish you had read the NIE?
Clinton: hey i thought i was voting for sending inspectors in
Clinton: bush himself said the vote i cast was to avoid war
Russert: you fucked up - you trusted him
Clinton: President Otter yes
Russert: back in 1992 Bill Clinton gave a speech endorsing Obama!
Clinton: no he was the senior governor back then and times are different we need change now and i have 35 years of experience rooted in real lives of real people
Russert: that’s your message?
Clinton: yes I'm tanned rested and ready
Russert: but 20 years ago--
Clinton: no let's talk about the future like the economy and this recession and my proposals
Russert: but you don't pay for them
Clinton: i'm more responsible that Edwards and the black guy
Russert: you don't pay for stimulus
Clinton: well that's different
Russert: but aren't poor subprime buyers bad people?
Clinton: they’re victims of fraud and liars
Russert: sounds like welfare
Clinton: alan greenspan agrees with me
Russert: screw let them - live in their second home
Clinton: oh sure
Russert: you pardoned marc rich and your brother's criminal friends will you pledge to depoliticize the government
Clinton: ha ha that's rich after living through the Bush years
Russert: is there a Vast Right Ring Conspiracy???
Clinton: ha ha ha no comment
Russert: you are a polarizer!
Clinton: no i worked with Republicans in the Senate i'm like a good combination of Edwards and Obama - experience + fighting
Russert: but you work with GOP??
Clinton: trust me timmster they hate my guts
Russert: independents hate you
Clinton: oooh a poll - what a shithead you are
Russert: you hurt mah feelings
Clinton: hey bill only got 3% in Iowa in 1992 and look what happened
Clinton: Obama is not ready you can't vote 'present' when you're presnit
Russert: do you support a lawsuit to prevent people from voting in Nevada
Clinton: a caucus is for neighbors to get together and talk about their choices
Russert: and vote for president
Clinton: oh that
Russert: what's your biggest adversity in life?
Clinton: Bill will sleep with anything that moves
Russert: like who
Clinton: I can't even leave him alone with Barack
Russert: thanks alot Senator and good luck