Meet The Press
October 5, 2008
Host: Tom Brokaw
Brokaw: wow we're actually going to have an election in a few weeks!
Todd: Obama is totally kicking ass
Brokaw: so who wins
Todd: McCain can still win but he has to run the table and he's barely winning in places like Florida
Todd: Florida - it's all about the economy - there’s a big real estate bust and the Castro brothers can't sell their convertible sofas
Brokaw: how in the hell is the black man winning in Virginia?
Todd: Obama has registered millions of new voters so you ain't seen nothin yet
Brokaw: can McCain please win NH or Iowa??
Todd: no they are moving to Obama
Brokaw: oh noes!!
Todd: PA is a big state and Kerry won it so Obama has to win it an he's not won yet
Todd: but he's got at NM and FL and Iowa so i'm afraid your buddy is trouble
Brokaw: Chuck go away you make me warble more than usual
[ break ]
Brokaw: Mike what's going on with our buddy?
Murphy: they are in big big trouble
Brokaw: Begala - the hard core messiah types think Obama is going to win
Paul: don't underestimate them they are flooding the zone with young kool aid drinkers and fanboys
Brokaw: let's hope they attack Obama's lack of character and lack of leadership and his association with Willard Scott
Brokaw: the Weatherman
Brokaw: let's play a 10 minute tape accusing Obama of being a terrorist
Paul: thank you for playing that tape and repeating that accusation
Brokaw: he's an uppity kid who needs to be taken down a peg
Begala: John McCain might be an anti-semite - did you know that?
Murphy: i'm very concered that Williams Ayres shouldn't be elected President and Obama participated in bombings when he was 8 years old
Brokaw: will Obama condemn Lew Ayres and Wings?
Murphy: McCain has no shot unless he runs as the dood to prevent a runaway liberal Congress
Brokaw: the economy?
Begala: fuck rapid response - how about rapid attack?
Brokaw: Obama has put McCain on the defensive with the economy
Begala: McCain wisely attacked Bush in 2001 and embraced him 2008
Palin: there ya go agin joe
Biden: he's not a maverick - he doesn't even have a kitchen table
Brokaw: she was so awesome
Murphy: they are Titan Class gaffe machines so it was fun to watch advisors offstage with whiskey and gunpowder
Brokaw: she's a formidable opponent
Begala: Nixon said Agnew rescued his campaign - but Biden bashed McCain while Palin merely defended herself
Murphy: he demagogued McCain's health care plan
Begla: [ mimicks violin playing ]
i'm playing the world's smallest violin for the GOP
Brokaw: you love Sarah Palin
Noonan: i speak for the american people when i say she did convince the people that she is not retarded and is good on tv
Tom: what else
Noonan: she left open the question of her sanity
Tom: what else
Noonan: she might be a fascist - all this regular-guy stuff if scary and weird
Tom: are you new to the Republican party???
Brokaw: when Ronald Reagan opened his campaign in Philadelphia, Miss that was not populism??
Noonan: oh no it has a very nice hotel and convention center
Yepsen: who gives a shit she's evidently a high functioning moron
Tom: but how can we elect McCain??
Yepsen: people now realize that the GOP is evil - McCain can still win - if he switches parties
Brokaw: um Gwen Palin ignored you wtf??
Ifill: ok ok in my defense i expected Joe Biden to ask her follow up questions my only job was to watch the train wreck unfold
Brokaw: oh ok
Ifill: the american people wanted me to follow up on her so i decided to let her fly
Gregory: she appealed to women with her dazzling folksiness and Biden smiled too much
Tom: who won?
Gregory: she did - she's charming
Brokaw: who is winning the lunch bucket racists?
Todd: Palin had them but the thrill has worn off and people are back to being winked at while being unemployed
Brokaw: but the gays are getting married!
Todd: no one gives a shit Tom
Brokaw: the Weekly Standard says Obama has no character or courage and consorts with dubious black people
Todd: uh huh
Brokaw: let's talk about Obama's running mate for a change William Ayres
Noonan: it's troubling how mean the Left is - it's so sad and mean
Yepsen: who gives a shit
Noonan: not just that it's demoralizing
Yepsen: Opening in Philadelphia, Miss was uplifting right
Noonan: oh yes
Brokaw: Speaking of the Weather Underground
Gregory: Obama has no character
Ifill: both sides are guilty - but even i was smeared this week
Tom: well you are black Gwen you probably are suspect - after all you're writing a Black Book
Ifill: hey right wingers lied and smeared me
Noonan: why is left so mean?
Ifill: both sides are guilty of smearing me
Todd: this is dumbest move ever
Todd: Tom they are manipulating you are you don't even know it
Yepsen: maybe we'll hear about Charles Keating
Noonan: oh no!!
Brokaw: now hold on - McCain apologized for that!!
Ifill: i loved it when Palin pushed back on that
Noonan: so so so so sad that we live in an age of photo-ops and straegists -- it ain't right
Brokaw: oh my god you're a bigger phony and hypocrite than I am
Noonan: yeah i win!
Tom: part of his charm is that McCain is an asshole
Noonan: god bless him
Tom: he’s loveable dick
Noonan: he's containing his anger
Ifill: not very well
Todd: the american people are tired of pundits with maps of red and blue on tv and so am I
Brokaw: Will you allow me to read from your book Peggers
Noonan: people are too preoccupied over who killed who let's forget about all that and reelect Republicans
Brokjaw: ah ha
Noonan: we live in a age of Crazy People who can Destroy America
Brokaw: but you voted for Bush
Noonan: we don't need patriotism to use a weapon in a campaign and be adults and show maturity
Ifill: there you have it - Peggy has condemned the Republican party
Brokaw: i agree with Peggy - the American people are to blame and we have to cut Medicare