Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Mike Rogers (R-MI)
Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Gregory: congratulations Governor
Patrick: I accept your congrats on behalf
of our excellent meticulous law enforcement officers
Gregory: has the threat passed?
Patrick: we think so but we are
looking at all possible leads
Gregory: did the younger suspect
try to commit suicide?
Patrick: I don't know David
Gregory: can he talk?
Patrick: well when he can we
will talk to him Fluffy
Gregory: he was on the FBI's radar
Patrick: it was the older brother actually
Patrick: look we need to be careful
and methodical and not rush into anything
Gregory: screw that – say something
provocative about Dzokhar
Patrick: he was acting like a regular
student even after the bombing
which is odd to say the least
Gregory: is there a video showing
them planting the bomb?
Patrick: yes and they did not even react
when the first bomb went off which is pretty chilling
Gregory: should the Constitution apply
to him or should we repeal the Constitution
and call him an enemy combatant?
Patrick: Um... let's keep the Constitution
Gregory: if you say so
Patrick: we had seamless cooperation
with local and federal law enforcement
Gregory: how has American completely
changed because of this?
Patrick: I heard you were a moron
Gregory: but America will never be the same!
Patrick: we need civic celebrations as people
Gregory: but I'm scared
Patrick: it's very affirming that people
came together instead of turning on each
and creating a police state like you want to do
Gregory: go away Deval
[ break ]
Gregory: scare me Pete!
Williams: what was Tameralane doing in Russia?
Who did he meet with? Where did he learn
how to build these pressure cooker bombs?
Gregory: Dzokhar was a star student and
Tamerlan was good boxer with a wife
and child – on the other hand he posted
some scary YouTube videos so he should
probably have been arrested
Rogers: Russia called us and told us
he was a radical – the FBI asked Russia
for more help and they refused
Gregory: those fiendish Russians
Rogers: then he comes back from Russia
and he's a radical mosque-going wackjob
Gregory: his uncle says when Tameralan
came back from Russia he was a radical nut
with all kinds of insane interests like
extreme religion and the Kardshians
Leiter: this happens all the time –
like that guy who got an MBA and committed
insider trading and that other guy with an
MBA who tried to bomb Times Square
Chertoff: Obama dropped the ball!
Leiter: there are lots of radicals –
they're not all terrorists -
some have shows on Fox News
Gregory: did the FBI miss something here?
Rogers: I doubt it – what are they supposed to do?
arrest the guy for sounding crazy –
they'd have to arrest half of Congress
Gregory: unfortunately Dzokhar is an American
– should his Constitutional rights be revoked?
Williams: no that's against the law Fluffy
Gregory: that is so sad
Williams: Lindsay Graham wants him
treated as enemy combatant
Williams: that won't happen
Gregory: Roger you're a Republican -
should Dzokhar be treated as a citizen which
he is or should we suspend all his rights?
Rogers: no he's an American citizen Fluffy!
Rogers: but Mirandizing is a horrible
idea and in any case we don't need
a confession we need to know if
there are bombs hidden somewhere
Gregory: did this incident with a
teenager change America forever?
Gregory: look at all these failed
terror attempts on America –
but finally the face of terror has changed
and we can have the police state news
anchors have always dreamed of
Chertoff: cripes calm down Fluffy!
Gregory: I can't! I need news!
Chertoff: get a goddamn grip on yourself –
this doesn't change anything!
Gregory: we have fallen into
complacency haven't we?
Durbin: not at all
Gregory: I'm going to cry and hold my
breath until one of you agree America has changed
Durbin: oh do shut up Fluffy
Gregory: the FBI missed
something didn't they?
Durbin: I doubt it – and don't forget
we live in a free and open society Fluffy
Gregory: I hear you saying we need
strengthened law enforcement
Durbin: sweet jesus you're a moron
Gregory: what new laws do we need?
Gregory: immigration reform would
make us safer
Gregory: Chuck Grassley says Boston
means we should not let immigrants be legal
Durbin: that's stupid
Gregory: should we call Dzokhar an
enemey combatant and revoke the Constitution?
Durbin: no and Liz Cheney is a
paranoid un-american idiot
[ break ]
Gregory: hi panelists – what a week!
Goodwin: we love Patriot's day –
history and baseball and the marathon -
but then everyone came together
Gregory: awesome but I'm still scared
Goodwin: we belong to our families
and our hometowns
Gregory: forget the strength –
hasn't this changed America forever?
Brokaw: Islamic rage is more dangerous than ever!
Gregory: finally someone agrees with me!
Brokaw: on the other hand there
is no privacy left in America
Gregory: Tom is right about Islamic
rage and how America has changed forever
Goldberg: we live in the Era of
the Suspicious Package
Gregory: thank you!
Goldberg: on the other hand we
should not overreact
Noonan: I was in New York City and there
men in camouflage and police dogs
Audience: so like every other day
Noonan: cell phone cameras! community! drink!
Gregory: we will never ever feel safe again!
Goodwin: holy fucking shit will you
calm the fuck down Fluffy
Gregory: I can't – I'm terrified
Goodwin: people came together
and they're not afraid
Noonan: radiological... dirty bomb
do you know what I mean?
Gregory: Tom give her a refill
Goldberg: instead of being terrified
David - what about being defiant!
Goodwin: like the Londoner were during Blitz
Noonan: Blitz! Who's with me?!
Brokaw: why do young men feel so
alienated from our Sunday talk shows?
Noonan: good question tommy
Brokaw: young people don't like
being bombed by drones from above
Goldberg: all young men are alienated –
but the Internet provides an outlet for that rage
Brokaw: true - ever seen the YouTube
Goldberg: the solution for angry
young men must come from Islam
Gregory: Washington must step up!
We must track homegrown terror!
We must revoke the Constitution!
Brokaw: don't forget to blame violent video games
Gregory: good point Tom
Brokaw: we are the most advanced country
in the history and yet our movie theatres
can still get shot up like in more primitive countries
Gregory: and yet the Senate filibustered gun control
Noonan: yes but what if Obama turned
out to be Hitler – then gun control
would be a bad idea
Goodwin: or maybe we shouldn't let
a tiny minority of people control the U.S. Senate
Brokaw: background checks are not popular
Gregory: or maybe we just can't
prevent some attacks
Goldberg: terrorism is not that great
a threat – don't get me started on
backyard swimming pools
Gregory: are we moving toward a
culture of people cowering in their homes?
Goodwin: not in Boston – people were
out there even when the bullets were flying
Noonan: 24 hour television encourages
mass hysteria and then has panels about mass hysteria
Gregory: and that's another episode
of Meet The Press