Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC)
Amanpour: OMG America will be deprived of a
Mike Huckabee Presidency!
Amanpour: Welcome Governor - do you say
hell no to paying America’s debts?
Haley: damn right - there’s chaos in Washington
Amanpour: but default will ruin America’s economy
Haley: so what
Amanpour: what do you think of Newt Gingrich?
Haley: sure he’s a dislikeable lunatic but on the
plus side he hates unions
Amanpour: people dislike him
Haley: that is true but he has many interesting
and insane ideas
Amanpour: Mitt Romney announced he is running against Mitt Romney - can he win?
Haley: I congratulate Romney in his courageous stance against Mitt Romney
Amanpour: How exciting is Mitch Daniels?
Haley: he’s sexy - look I love family values too
but first we must crush the unions
Amanpour: Mitch is so dull he has been married to the same woman twice which seems like a lack of imagination or an ingenious plan to get a lot of gifts
Haley: family values are very important but you
can’t attack a candidate who is not a Democrat for their bad values
Amanpour: but the GOP is all about pretend-christian values
Haley: that was before - now I am warning all candidates no one cares about values anymore
now that none of our candidates have any
Amanpour: Donald Trump has a potty mouth
Haley: Keep that dirty talk in New York
Amanpour: what about Sarah Palin?
Haley: Sarah Palin woke people up who thought government was a big waste of time when she quit being governor after 2 years to become
a full time grifter
Amanpour: will you run for Vice President?
Haley: I would be better than the current crop but no - I’m not crazy!
[ break ]
Amanpour: Why did we lose Huckabee - he would have been so much fun
Will: he was crazy enough to win the nomination
Roberts: that role is now filled by Michelle Bachmann and Newt Gingrich
Walter: Huckabee was not a fiscal conservative because he once raised taxes
Amanpour: Weather Vain is desperately trying to explain RomneyCare
Will: since 2008 he’s flip-flopped on health care, federalism, gay rights, abortion and whether
'Lost' is a great tv show
Roberts: but do Americans want an android for President?
Will: in 2013 the President will be Barack Obama
Tim Pawlenty or Mitch Daniels
[ Obama, at home ] Snort!
Roberts: high-profile people like Mitch Daniels people think Mitch Daniels should run for President
Amanpour: what else makes him a
Roberts: he cut off funds to Planned Parenthood
Amanpour: that’s good - but his wife from his first and second marriages doesn’t want him to run
Walter: these people all want to be drafted - you have to want to run
Roberts: David Broder said Dolley Madison was ruining Washington with her plebian ice cream
Amanpour: Newt Gingrich admitted he’s a jerk but he likes his grandchildren
Roberts: he went through three wives, three religions and three donuts in the green room
Will: He’s totally incoherent on ethanol Kenya
Walter: anyway now Paul Ryan is the one with all the big terrible ideas Republicans love
Amanpour: Did Obama get a bin Laden bounce?
Will: no one cares about catching some stupid terrorist
Roberts: it helps Obama because instead of being seen as dithering and out of touch Obama is
seen as decisive and daring
GOP: oh shit
[ break ]
Amanpour: should we raise the debt ceiling?
Krugman: if Obama gives in on spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling then the GOP will blackmail him forever
Holtz-Eakin: we must cut Medicare
Amanpour: that is so true
Bair: there’s too much tesosterone in this debate
Amanpour: Pawlenty will fix that
Altman: duh we have to keep borrowing money so we have to raise the limit
Krugman: US debt is the world’s gold standard
- for now
Amanpour: even the Chamber of Commerce think we should raise the debt ceiling
Krugman: talking about cuts in the middle of a debt ceiling debate is just stupid
Holtz: Democrats control the GOP-controlled
House of Representatives
Altman: you’re an idiot
Holtz: 9 out of 10 Americans care deeply about this issue no one knows about
Amanpour: how about raising taxes?
Bair: there’s an idea
Krugman: if you are the only adult in the room and the other side is willing blow the room up that's
a tough position
Amanpour: it seem like a problem
Krugman: we’re not going to eliminate the Great Society just because the GOP is having a tantrum
Altman: Long-term cuts in exchange for raising the ceiling
Krugman: we should not change decades of policy with a ticking time bomb about to go off
Holtz-Eakin: the markets want us to eliminate Medicaid and Medicare
Krugman: sure they do
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