Meet The Press
August 3, 2008
Host: Tom Brokaw
Sen. John Kerry
Sen. Joe Lieberman
Brokaw: So holy Joe Saint McCain says we should have a respectful campaign but then we have an ad with Britney Spears and Paris Hilton - is that respectful?
Lieberman: oh it's definitely respectful - but if it isn't people should lie back and relax enjoy it - but we compare him to Moses which is a compliment - but if it isn't then people should get a sense of humor
Brokaw: ok that's stupid
Lieberman: but this is a very very serious the ad goes to a very specific point - which is that Obama is popular in Germany and other countries and we can't have that in an international war against terror
Brokaw: it seems like a stupid cheap mudslinging ad
Lieberman: no it has a very serious point - by having Britney Spears in it it shows that Obama is not in favor of offshore drilling!!
Kerry: they have decided they can't win on the issues so they've decided to take the low road of silly insults
Lieberman: no it's an ad that says we must elevate America's values by not electing a popular black man
Brokaw: Obama played the race card and you know it - that's what the dollar bill comment was
Kerry: no he said they are scaring the American people which McCain and Rove are doing
Lieberman: look it's obvious -- how can a man who commands crowds of 200,000 lead people?
Brokaw: but Wes Clark said being in a plane as it falls out of the sky is not a qualification for President
Kerry: well of course i disagree
Lieberman: McCain obeys the law of gravity whereas Obama floats above the earth - how can you trust him??
Brokaw: Obama flip-flopped on offshore drilling the liberal bloggers are gonna be mad!!
Kerry: it's a carefully circumcised proposal
Kerry: Exxon made a trillion dollars last month
Lieberman: that's outrageous - but the point is that we are in a crisis and McCain has strength of decision -- he will rapidly make crazy-ass decisions while Obama will think about and use evidence and that will tell you what kind of President they both will be
Kerry: that's right McCain is an irrational whacko and Obama thinks carefully
Liberman: but that's American oil!!!
Obama is a bad man and i know John McCain and he is not a bigot
Kerry: high praise indeed from Holy Joe
Brokaw: Is John McCain Stupid?
Lieberman: McCain is all Male - believe me I know
Brokaw: he's lying and running an inept campaign
Lieberman: here's why I'm voting for him - he is not a partisan and he's really really old
Lieberman: he may raise taxes but he will break through partisan gridlock by running ads comparing his opponents to David Cook and Reese Witherspoon
Brokaw: admit it Frenchy the Surge worked
Kerry: no there were no surge troops until after the Anbar Awkening
Brokaw: well I will editorialize here now and disagree with you
Lieberman: John Kerry clearly hate the troops
Kerry: Maliki wants us to leave
Lieberman: no he doesn't
Brokaw: who can say?
Kerry: Obama was right about everything
Lieberman: Obama wants us to lose the war
Kerry: there's no political reconciliation
Lieberove: yes there is
Brokaw: that's right
Lieberman: Let me just say Obama doesn't care if we lose the war - also I hate mudslinging
[ break ]
Brokaw: how great was that Paris Hilton ad?
Murphy: it's incredibly stupid
Brokaw: is McCain fucked?
Murphy: no one will care about Obama's better makeup and mascara they will turn to a genuine dude like McCain
Todd: hitting Obama as a soft effete elitist is brilliant
Brokaw: no downside?
Todd: McCain wants to be Obama-lite and he isn't that
Brokaw: on noe
Todd: you can attack Obama for being ignorant and saying empty platitudes -- but that's what McCain does too!
Brokaw: so what's the lesson?
Todd: that the real election this year was between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama
Brokaw: How will Bill Clinton help Obama win?
Todd: by going to Africa
Woodruff: vice president - blah blah blah
Brokaw: Obama said he wants someone with integrity
Woodruff: well that rules out most of Washington
Brokaw: could it be Kaine?
Mitchell: yes but he once had a beard
Brokaw: just like lindsay graham
Mitchell: if Bill Clinton sticks around he overshadows Obama but if he's not around it shows disdain
Todd: choosing an elder statesman makes the candidate looks bad
Mitchell: Biden was not invited to Obama's birthday party because he hogs all the attention
Woodruff: criminy Spiro Agnew was on a ticket that won Obama could choose Ted Kascynzski and still win
Brokaw: actually it would help him carry Montana
Murphy: McCain is weak on defense so he should choose someone young and exciting like Bob Gates
Woodruff: speaking of vice president Obama flip flopped on drilling offshore
Todd: People will not give up their gas!!!
Mitchell: Alan Greenspan told me told me the unwashed masses are feeling it
Murphy: experts differ on whether drilling would bring down prices but the people love it
Brokaw: The Conventions!
Todd: Hagel and Clinton - there's a double header!
Mitchell: Lieberman can carry the jews of Florida when he speaks at the Convention
Brokaw: I’m bored give me your vice president picks
Woodruff: Bayh or Biden
Todd: Kaine or Bayh
Woodfurff: Pawlenty or Kantor