Meet The Press
August 31, 2008
Guest: Gov. Tim Pawlenty
Brokaw: welcome to the son of Governor Pawlenty
Gov. Pawlenty: no i'm actually the governor
Brokaw: Bush will not be attending the convention
Pawlenty: of course it would not make sense for a very unpopular President to attend in the middle of a hurricane
Brokaw: we can stipulate that Palin's a down-home regular person who's only knowledge of foreign policy is Russian fish and will be less than a heartbeat from the presidency
Pawlenty: we have a person as a potential Vice President who is a governor and very very well qualified
Brokaw: Palin isn't that good
Pawlenty: Tom I was talking about myself
Pawlenty: Palin is better than Obama after all she's white and an ovary-american
Brokaw: C'mon she's a fucking zero
Pawlenty: there are lots of idiot americans who have never done anything - shouldn't they have representation too??
Brokaw: McCain put his short-term interests ahead of the nation
Pawlenty: well that's his right
Brokaw: her own mother in law is voting for Obama
Pawlenty: Obama just graduated from college!!
Brokaw: not exactly
Pawlenty: hey Alaska is a very big place and she has guts and grit she Commanded the National Guard in the effort to wipe out the Polar Bear
Pawlenty: Male Hillary supporters are going to vote for McCain because of Palin and her hockey-mom-ness
Brokaw: with all due respect Governor i never heard a bigger pile of bullshit in my life
Pawlenty: hey if i was any good at this McCain would have chosen me
Pawlenty: Obama never gets asked about fetuses
Brokaw: he was last week liar
Pawlenty: oh well la la la la
Brokaw: She's a creationist wacko
Pawlenty: in terms of science it's not credible but why not teach it alongside evolution -- why not have the truth and myth and let the kids decide what is true?
Brokaw: I'm confused
Pawlenty: in my state we teach algebra and that 2 + 2 = 5 -- you know, both sides
Brokaw: The Economist says McCain is a fucking crazy
Pawlenty: no he's a Mavericky Maverick ask anyone
Brokaw: i'm asking you
Brokaw: anything else?
Pawlenty: Fuck John McCain for not choosing me
Pawlenty: oh that was a freudian slip i meant to say 'Maverick' and that slipped out
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Brokaw: kelly love yer pearls
Kelly O'Donnell: potential positive in a major hurricane destroying an american city is that McCain has a good excuse for making Bush stay away - also this can show how McCain will react to a crisis - aside from a eating a birthday cake of course
Brokaw: Doris give me your historical perspective on Norah Palin
Doris Goodwin: Sarah
Brokaw: whatever - who is she - we know she shot a moose
Goodwin: 1 out of 3 VPs become President and let's face it with McCain those odds are higher
Goodwin: he's had a year to make this decision and for god's sake he's comes up with small town mayor??
Goodwin: i get it why he chosen but hunting and fishing is not a top qualification for being President in teh 21st century
Mike Murphy: first she helps with the looney base, and it reinforces the Maverickyness, but it does indicate he doesn't care about experience
Tom: after all Obama is the nominee not Biden or Michael Palin
Andrea Mitchell: she mentioned Hillary and Ferraro in her speech and got booed
Brokaw: well that went well
Andrea: she not only wants to stop everyone to have an abortion she is even willing to not have one too
Tom: wow how brave to be willing to force your beliefs on everyone else
Mitchell: it's a fascinating choice - it indicates that McCain is off his fucking rocker and has contempt for the American people
Baritromo: We must drill in Alaska Tom!!
Tom: ok mary cool it
Bartiromo: it's maria
Tom: that's what i said
Bartiromo: dammit the moose and bears and wolves love the pipeline they rub up against and have sex with it
Tom: home foreclosures and health care!
Maria: she says the Republican party has the advantage there
Tom: um was there a lack of oxygen during your interview
Maria: she showed me the places where they want to drill and it looked fine to me
Tom: is that all
Maria: no my taxi driver said she is great and she gave up a private chef
Maria: i was very impressed with her knowledge of the need to drill and create jobs in Alaska
Gregory: he did this to make a grab for independents - i think it will work
Murphy: i don't believe in Pumas
Gregory: bite me
Murphy: she will help with gun owning blue collar nuts but not with wine drinking snobs
Brokaw: she has a very winning way about her
Goodwin: you mean she's hot
Gregory: she went into labor and boarded a plane - this is really cool!!
Brokaw: so of course she should be leader of the free world
Mitchell: right - they were going to chose Lieberman until they realized everybody in America hates him
Murphy: i want lukewarm independents not goldwater loonies
Brokaw: which is she?
Murphy: she's anti corruption creationist - she's both
Brokaw: let's talk about her looks some more
Gregory: she's proves that Obama is out of touch with the moose-killing American
Mitchell: Obama didn't pay for his promises!!
Brokaw: c'mon it was a great speech
Mitchell: it scared McCain so much he reached for some Alaska beauty queen
Brokaw: experience is off the table
Murphy: right now it's all about taxes taxes taxes
Brokaw: what else
Murphy: they will run on fear of Pelosi
Mitchell: the dems need to trot out Hillary again to counteract the force of Palin
Brokaw: omg she will never go away will she
Brokaw: Fred Barnes said she is not a feminist - is she a feminist??
Maria: no she is not
Audience: she is head of Feminists for Life
Maria: i thought she was so cute - she called her husband the "First Dude"
Maria: her husband is an oil guy with British Petroleum that will be play well with 'the masses'
Brokaw: Maria you are very condescending to a fictional group of imaginary lunch bucket blue collar folk
Maria: i'm sorry
Brokaw: no it's good that's the Tim Russert way - you will now be invited on the show every week