Former President Bill Clinton
Amanpour: good morning - which is more
dangerous Iran, or air shows?
Amanpour: Big Dog how can we get more jobs?
Clinton: We need to lower payroll taxes and find
a way to get corporations to give us some of their
vast gobs of money
Amanpour: I see
Clinton: also empower women and girls
Amanpour: that’s good
Amanpour: what is your message to
Clinton: get your heads out of your asses and
invest in people
Amanpour: unemployment is still too high
Clinton: so pass Obama’s plan!
Amanpour: we can’t do that
Clinton: also we need to fix housing
Amanpour: we can’t do that either
Clinton: I know
Amanpour: why don’t politicians in Washington
ever do anything?
Clinton: the American people elect too many assholes
Clinton: there are places in America where the
economy is growing and unemployment is low
Amanpour: why is that?
Clinton: because of government and for-profit
cooperation in biotech, silicon and killer robots
Amanpour: Mayor Bloomberg said we should plan
ahead for riots now
Clinton: Bloomberg also said we should build a
world-class research center
Amanpour: did he?
Clinton: conflict is good politics but cooperation
is good economics
Amanpour: Democrats lost a district in
Brooklyn and Queens
Clinton: I won it both times
Amanpour: so what happened?
Clinton: things change - did you know
Ed Koch is crazy now?
Amanpour: I did actually
Clinton: Lieberman too
Amanpour: how should we punish Palestinians
for seeking independence?
Clinton: the Secretary of State is doing an
Amanpour: she’s very nice
Clinton: the U.N. can’t impose a peace plan so
the whole debate is pointless
Amanpour: it seems like an intractable standoff
Clinton: the Middle East is a place of deep mistrust
and hate fueled by desperate fanatics who are
willing to commit acts of senseless destruction rather
than see the other side succeed
Amanpour: so it’s just like the U.S. Congress
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Amanpour: George is Obama a great President?
Beschloss: Bobby Kennedy and LBJ were fighters
and Obama is not
Will: the proof is we didn’t get the Olympics
Roberts: Obama is not a big enough asshole to be
a truly great President
Karl: Obama has failed to turn Blue Dogs around
Will: Obama’s plan is take money from good rich
people and give it to bad poor people
Beschloss: Draft Hilary Clinton!
Roberts: omg that’s crazy
Beschloss: Politics is frequently irrational
Roberts: so are pundits
Roberts: if you give poor people money they
will save it - those selfish bastards
Amanpour: why did the Democrats lose a House
seat in New York City
Will: that district is full of Jews so crazy they
actually go to synagogue and also Archie Bunker
who would be a tea partier now
Amanpour: thanks for coming