Meet The Press
March 22, 2009
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.)
Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Penn.)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (D-NYC)
Gregory: explain the economy to me muscle-man
Schwarzenegger: ve need da bridges and da roads and to vill da potholz
Rendell: we need a Supertrain!!
Rendell: also sewage plants
Rendell: hey - when you gotta go you gotta go
Bloomberg: for 30 years we put off all the big decisions and now it's time to do the hard work and admit the party is over
Gregory: ok that's fine but hasn't Obama failed?
Bloomberg: no he hasn't you dancing pinhead
Gregory: did Obama hand you a trillion dollars?
Rendell: no but he did serve us Iced Tea
Gregory: Look Americans are used to being promised a free lunch - are they really willing to pay for the things we need??
Schwarzenegger: vhy nawht?
Gregory: what about the light rail being built by hedge funds?
Schwarzenegger: eees a krate investment!
Gregory: ok let's a talk reality - the US government is projecting a huge deficit - we can't afford new bridges!
Bloomberg: sure we can dancing dave - we invest now for the future and turn around the economy at the same time
Gregory: no no no we can't afford it
Bloomberg: you silly right wing shill
Rendell: i agree with Mike that you are a moron
Gregory: the Asbury Park Press said we should put the guys in AIG in prison - also that Bruce rocks!!!!
Schwarzenegger: ah doan care about zee prizon ah just vant to rebilt gullyvornia
Gregory: but the people are angry Conan!!
Rendell: I can tell you people in my state are very angry
Gregory: about teh bonuses?
Rendell: no because they are forced to live in Pennsylvania
Bloomberg: Obama is a workaholic
Gregory: so he is like George Bush
Bloomberg: no i said WORKaholic
Gregory: oh sorry
Gregory: let me quote David Brooks for balance - he said we shouldn't get mad because bonuses are less than the US GDP
Schwarzenegger: vee vill turn crisis into uppodunity lak vee deed in zee Derminator
Gregory: Obama says we should not yield to politics of the moment and then said channel the anger to do something constructive- isn't that breaking your promise?
Rendell: i heard you were an idiot
Gregory: we need to give AIG more money - Obama must defend them even though NBC spent a week stoking the anger
Bloomberg: as the richest person in New York I am quite optimistic
Gregory: there is rampant anger in America!!! Obama must stop the anger the media created!!!
Bloomberg: truly you are a wonder of nonsensical ravings
Rendell: you should appear on Wanking with the Stars
Schwarzenegger: i zuport geither - vee mast accentuate zee bositif
Bloomie: i support timmy as well
Rendell: me too
Gregory: ok ok ok - but it is a political fact that Obama has failed
Rendell: how do you know that
Gregory: Rush Limbaugh said so
Bloomie: Obama is pacing himself
Gregory: Steroid boy people hate you
Schwarzenegger: ess naht a tumor!!
Schwarzenegger: vee mast but beeple to verk - arbeit mach free
Gregory: i don't eat at Arby's
Bloomberg: if we don't get more money from Albany i will personally throw Shelly Silver off the Brooklyn Bridge
Dave: not David Patterson?
Bloomie: too easy
Rendell: by July Americans will feel great and take lunch pails to work
Gregory: Obama joked about the special olympics - so bad!
Gregory: Gov this must hurt you especially since you are a muscle-bound cretin
Schwarzenegger: zats raht peepel laffed at me ven i vas a skinny boy in Owstria
Gregory: that's so sad
Schwarzenegger: i showed zem - i became vamus and zen bowled in zowth affrica and gott beat by Nelzon Mandela
Gregory: finally America is going to buy toxic assets from the big banks
Burnett: yes thank god - then the banks will be freed from their mistakes as they should be
Gregory: but the banks might lose a penny - so taxpayers must give them more
Brokaw: some guy sent me an e-mail saying Wall Street misses the days of free money
Gregory: what investors want is clarity
Burnett: that and money for nothing
Gregory: well of course
Burnett: it's unacceptable that they may have to pay taxes on they money they stole
Brokaw: Obama needs to do more and farther and faster - 100 days is too short
Gregory: we must hold Obama to a higher standard than anyone ever
Burnett: i spent all weekend talking CEOs and they all like Timmy Geithner - but miss Hank Paulson and his free money
Brokaw: most of us have 2 or 3 houses and need at least one more
Gregory: of course
Brokaw: Obama's questionnaire is 60 pages!
Gregory: what is with all this populist rage that the media is talking about??
Gregory: Pastor Meachem says this just like Hitler and WWII
Brokaw: it turns out Bush and all businessmen were liars
Gregory: wow Obama is really worse than I thought
Brokaw: Citigroup gets free money and single moms are getting screwed
Gregory: the invisible hand is giving us the reach around
Gregory: it’s the invisible hand job
Burnett: the Gilded Age is giving us a Golden Shower
Brokaw: Obama and the GOP need to step up their game like the kids in the NCAA
Gregory: mo' money!!
Burnett: why are people so mad at the thieves?
Burnett: people want Obama to sieze the anger and then give Wall Street trillions
Gregory: NBC spent a week stoking this anger but isn't this 90% tax bill wrong
Brokaw: it's demagoguery - that's what tommy friedman told me!
Gregory: i agree
Brokaw: Wall Streeters deserve a lot of money -- after all they really want it
Brokaw: i went out and talked to the little people out in the rest of America outside of Wall St. and DC
Gregory: who did you talk to?
Brokaw: the CEO of GE Jeff Immelt
Burnett: can we reinflate the bubble?
Gregory: we can if we blow really, really hard
Brokaw: god knows you are trying your best Dave
Author: Culture of Truth