September 28, 2008
Meet The Press
Steve Schmidt - McCain campaign
David axelrod - Obama campaign
Former President Bill Clinton
Brokaw: ohl miss won teh debate
Schmidt: i'm glad we bothered to show up
Brokaw: Bailout plan?
Schmidt: we are facing an economic catastrophe and McCain alone brought the people who hate Bush to the table
Schmidt: John McCain came back to washington to grandstand say the word "table" a lot
Brokaw: Obama didn't even go back to DC!
Axelrod: come on - Obama has been trying to help the middle class while McCain had brilliant strategy of flip flopping and blowing off dave letterman
Brokaw: omg the WSJ editorial page doesn't like you!
Axelrod: i would invite them to blow me on inauguration day
Axelrod: Obama is trying to help people and John McCain spent the whole debate waving a rake around
Schmidt: John McCain wants to give american teenagers $7,000 for having a baby
Axelrod: i don't think that will solve our problems
Schmidt: he's flip flopper
Axelrod: that's like you calling crystal gale bald
Axelrod: that makes me very sad - all McCain proposes is tax cuts
Brokaw: some dude somewhere cares about the debt - what would you cut?
Axelrod: Obama will cut the medicare advantage and spending in Iraq
Brokaw: but that doesn't count - the war is paid for Ceiling Cat
Schmidt: heil ceiling cat!
Schmidt: McCain parachuted into DC like a hero who puts his country first
Axelrod: john McCain has sadly sold his soul to the devil
Brokaw: i did see him with Karl Rove
Schmidt: we're winning in Iraq
Brokaw: that's not what Gen. Petraeus says
Schmidt: victory is a country that is not rent apart daily by civil war
Brokaw: they say McCain is a big liar
Schmidt: they lie about saying we are liars
Axelrod: shut up
Schmidt: Obama hates america and love terrorists
Axelrod: McCain is a senile bastard
Axelrod: Iraq has a surplus of $70 billion
Schmidt: wow do you think they need a bailout?
Brokaw: as we go i feel compelled to cite the one poll McCain is leading in - he will make a great commander in chief
Schmidt: [ slips brokaw 500 bucks ]
[ break ]
Brokaw: Bailout plan?
Bob Schaffer: well that is a lot of money i don't know if we have enough trees to print all that cash
Brokaw: but you support it
Schaffer: what can you do
Brokaw: cox says the one-eyed snake of government is to blame
Schaffer: it's possible to blame Reagan or deregulation but I blame Democrats for not regulating Fannie Mae more
Brokaw: why should taxpayers bailout housing speculators
Mark Udall: they shouldn't
Udall: not welfare for Wall Street but for Main Street
Brokaw: uh huh
Udall: the taxpayer should be at the head of the line
Brokaw: well then we could just not do the bailout
Udall: except for that
[ break ]
Brokaw: you predicted McCain would be the nominee
Clinton: i admire him but Obama has shown an ability to learn
Brokaw: high praise
Clinton: no i mean it -- he outfoxed me and hillary with the whole ‘change’ thing
Brokaw: do you think he is a great man like McCain?
Clinton: hell i don't even know him!!
Brokaw: you never spoke in 2004 or later??
Clinton: hey McCain is a great man -- he keeps running for president even though he keeps failing - it sweet watching him brave though his loserness
Brokaw: so Obama is only potentially great
Brokaw: what more should he do
Clinton: be the President and then serve the whole world
Brokaw: try to restrain yourself
Brokaw: you met Obama at Sylvia's at harlem where i hear they use silverware
Clinton: it's awesome
Brokaw: will you campaign for Obama
Clinton: look hillary said he would always support the winner and she has
Clinton: but nothing
Brokaw: will women vote for Palin
Clinton: some will - like all those blacks who voted for Obama even though Hillary was better
Brokaw: advice for Biden?
Clinton: go after the undecided voters - they must like McCain and Palin so be very specific about what they are going to do
Brokaw: makes sense
Clinton: he should play the white catholic blue-collar card
Brokaw: that will win over MSNBC
Brokaw: Great issues?
Clinton: one economic strength and two international strength - look at the Pew Poll where the USA is popular where Bush has fought AIDS
Brokaw: the American people need to hear about some economic success stories in Africa
Audience: maybe we could hear some from America
Clinton: hey tom Africa is a continent -- discuss it with your news people
Brokaw: my what?