Host: David Gregory
Sen. Patrick Leahy, Chair Judiciary Committee
Sen. Jeff Sessions, Judiciary Committee
Jim Owens - CEO Caterpiller
Anne Mulcahy - CEO Xerox
Eric Schmidt - CEO Google
Gregory: let's start our discussion of Sonia Sotomayor by adopting Republican talking
points in their entirety
Leahy: of course
Gregory: if you look at her statements about wise latinas it looks like they are quite innocuous
- so is this terrible??
Sessions: yes it's very troubling - judges are supposed to be vampires not latin queens
Gregory: let us quote Rush Limbaugh some more
Leahy: of course
Gregory: is Sotomayor is a bigot and a racist?
Leahy: um right
Gregory: Rush Limbaugh says she is like David Duke which we must take very seriously
Sessions: she said being a woman and latina would affect her view of the law which is outrageous
no white man would ever do that
Gregory: Justice Taney was actually an
alien from the planet Xenu
Leahy: let's face it - Rush Limbaugh is
the leader of the GOP
Sessions: [ sobs ]
Leahy: she went to Yale and became a prosecutor she's not a member of the Ku Klux Klan
Sessions: that's true - I never saw her at
any of the meetings
Leahy: she's had many years of experience
and is very qualified
Gregory: i don't want to talk about that -- I want
to talk about the nonsensical ravings
of Rush Limbaugh
Leahy: the stories about you being a moron
were in no way exagerrated
Gregory: Judge Alito talked about his Italian heritage
Sessions: well white men should be encouraged to have empathy for the little regular people
Gregory: if we can find any
Sessions: exactly it's so rare
Gregory: according to her decision
in the Ricci case she hates all white firefighters
Leahy: that was judicial restraint which
the GOP always says they want
Sessions: yeah but some Hispanic guy
said she was wrong
Gregory: i thought race didn't matter
Sessions: tell that to Clarence Thomas
Gregory: When he was a Senator Obama
said ideology matters - which is it?
Leahy: i can only speak for myself - but i think we should have a hearing before Newt tweets from Dachau that she wants to prevent Christians
from owning guns
Sessions: oooh good one
[ scribbles talking point down ]
Leahy: we have to work the hearings around the major hispanic holidays like the Festival of the Dead and Hate Whitey day
Sessions: I think we should give her a fair hearing before we accuse her of legislating from the bench based on the Ricci case where she let the local government actions stand
Gregory: good luck with that
[ break ]
Gregory: OMG GM is going bankrupt
this is bad for America
Owens: they couldn't sell cars too damm bad
Gregory: is going bankrupt a bad idea?
Mulcahy: my keen business sense says yes
Mulcahy: but unavoidable
Gregory: can the US still be the best in manufacturing?
Schmidt: yes we can lead the world
in blogging, tweeting, and LOLCATs
Gregory: have we heard from Obama when they
are going to finally adopt failed Republican policies??
Schmidt: we've got have smaller government
and have more rules to prevent businesses failing
Gregory: the government running
a car company is a scary prospect!
Owens: compete blah costs blah profits blah blah
Mulcahy: Once GM can tell its older workers to fuck off they will be on the road to prosperity
Gregory: can we have a market bubble back??
Schmidt: this is a classic recovery -
unemployment is going to peak in 2010
Mulcahy: the big question is can we get people
back to photocopying again!
Gregory: well people are copying lots of
resumes and bankruptcy filings
Mulcahy: thank god!
Owens: The Michael Scott Paper company
has severely cut into our business!
Gregory: can you still make money in America?
Owens: sadly no
Mulcahy: r u kidding?
Gregory: what are the top searches on Google?
Schmidt: susan boyle, funny cats and penis enlargement
Gregory: ha you read my mind!
Gregory: stimulus package?
Owens: it's awesome but we need more
Gregory: China is overstimulating!!
Mulcahy: it's all that MSG
Gregory: I'm very frightened by what's next
Owens: we're hoping to sell more earth movers to Israel
Mulcahy: we need to think about our lifestyles
and whether we are copying enough documents
Schmidt: America will recover faster than other nations because of our superior online maps
Gregory: will you be my Google Wave Friend?
Gregory: will wealth return??
Mulcahy: it’s still not safe to eat caviar it’s gauche
Owens: i'm already rich - i just want to be richer
Schmidt: California's problems are unique
- people there are selfish and short-sighted
Gregory: oh thank god that's not
like the rest of the U.S.
Gregory: what's the deal with women in business?
Mulcahy: we have a deep bench - watch out fluffyhaid!
[ break ]
Gregory: you were allowed the Obama white house!
Williams: I for one think our viewers
will welcome our new Negro Overlords
Gregory: and our Wise Latina Justices!
Gregory: Sessions is very troubled by her hispanic empathyness
Kay: i heard you were a moron
Kay: oh pleez he praised Alito for having empathy
- this is all bullshit
Gregory: women in business?
Kay: we've moved beyond shoulder pads
Gregory: i liked the shoulder pads
Gregory: what is the Obama White House like?
Williams: he runs from room to room eating all the white M&Ms
Gregory: oh my