Former Secretary of State Colin Powell
James Knowles – Mayor of FergusonPierre Thomas
Stephanopoulos: OMG in the news this week
Hillary Clinton's e-mails and police shootings
and Ferguson is a totally racist town
Audience: that covers it
Stephanopoulos: also 50 years after
Selma we have black President
Audience: oh right that
Obama: what they did here will
reverberate through the ages –
they proved that non-violent
change is possible
Obama: things have changed but
racism hasn't vanished either
Stephanopoulos: the DOJ issued a report
calling Ferguson a corrupt town with an
armed gang for a police force
Thomas: Eric Holder is prepared to
dismantle the Ferguson police dept
Thomas: 93% of all arrests were
Stephanopoulos: that seems high
Thomas: the report showed government
officials sending racist e-mails calling
Obama a chimpanzee
Stephanopoulos: that's not good
Obama: it was a repressive and
abusive situation and it's not an aberration
Thomas: the DOJ under Obama
has investigated many towns finding
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Stephanopoulos: welcome Mayor
Knowles: hi George
Stephanopoulos: your town is shockingly
racist and corrupt and abusive and criminal
Knowles: look in our defense many
of our police officers are part-time
employees and full time idiots
Stephanopoulos: are you prepared
to dismantle the police dept or at
least fire the police chief
Knowles: no why should I
Stephanopoulos: they're all
hopelessly corrupt and racist
Knowles: we were singled out by the
federal government it's very unfair
Stephanopoulos: you think?
Knowles: sure every town
around here is worse
Stephanopoulos: that's terrible!
Knowles: well it's true
Stephanopoulos: will you at least
stop breaking the law?
Knowles: we'll take a look at it
Stephanopoulos: well good for you
Knowles: we're going to have the
first civilian review board in the St Louis area
Stephanopoulos: the city manager
is a crook as well
Knowles: we're going to read the
report and look at that
Stephanopoulos: ok thanks for coming
Knowles: I have to break a few more laws now
Stephanopoulos: good luck
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Stephanopoulos: welcome General Powell
Powell: good morning George
Stephanopoulos: you're black –
what do you think of Selma?
Powell: the violence in Selma was
so shocking it changed America
Powell: Selma gave the President
and Congress the urgency to pass
the Voting Rights Act
Stephanopoulos: the President says
we've made progress – have we?
Powell: of course – we have a black
President and I was secretary of state
Stephanopoulos: good point
Powell: I'm troubled by the voting
restrictions and what I say to my
black friends is register and vote
these jackasses out of office
Stephanopoulos: were you shocked by Ferguson report?
Powell: I was shocked but not surprised
Stephanopoulos: sounds about right
Powell: arresting people to
raise money is not right
Powell: racism is not right
Stephanopoulos: not it's not
Powell: violating the Constitution is not right
Stephanopoulos: can't argue with that
Powell: shooting unarmed people
who pose no threat is not right
Stephanopoulos: okay okay sheesh
Powell: just saying George
Stephanopoulos: you say there is
intolerance in the Republican party
Powell: it's pretty much their thing
Stephanopoulos: If you say so
Powell: hey it was only 60 years
ago we still had poll taxes
Stephanopoulos: not that long ago
Powell: but young people today
understand the beauty of diversity
Stephanopoulos: that seems true
Powell: but we also have to
make sure our government
is not openly racist
Stephanopoulos: aim high I say
Stephanopoulos: would you vote for Jeb?
Powell: I worked for his brother
and I've rarely met a dumber person
Stephanopoulos: is that right?
Powell: I was his Secretary of State
and voted for Barack Obama -
what does that tell you?
Stephanopoulos: you were Secretary
of State and had an e-mail account
Powell: I modernized the State Department
and used e-mail but I didn't keep any copies of them
Stephanopoulos: so there's no record at all?
Powell: I don't know what happened to them
Stephanopoulos: well no problem them
Powell: they're were all pretty boring
anyway – it just the days after 9/11
and during the buildup to invading Iraq
Stephanopoulos: oh well never mind then
Stephanopoulos: thanks for coming Colin
Powell: you're welcome George
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Stephanopoulos: OMG HILLARY'S E-MAILS!!!
Karl: President Obama didn't even know
Clinton had a private e-mail account!
Axelrod: they're allowing the issue to fester!
Karl: Clinton may violated State Dept rules
Karl: remember the secret health
care task force and the Rose law
firm billing records?!
Stephanopoulos: will this hurt Clinton?
Halperin: I used to think she was inevitable
but now I've decided I don't like her
Halperin: she's not going to be President!
Brazile: private e-mail accounts
was the norm for cabinet officials!
Stephanopoulos: so why not get
out ahead of this story?
Wallace: this reminds me of how
the media unfairly went after
that Saint Dick Cheney
Stephanopoulos: the parallels are uncanny
Wallace: the is a media problem
because they feel those e-mails
are their property but voters don't care
Heileman: I don't dislike her as
much as Mark Halperin
Stephanopoulos: well he is a
conservative and an idiot
Heileman: on the other hand she
is probably hiding something
Stephanopoulos: is she doomed?
Heileman: a lot of Democrats are
getting that queasy feeling again
Halperin: she withheld documents!
Stephanopoulos: what should she do now?
Brazile: talk about the economy
Stephanopoulos: the what?
Brazile: Democrats are very
confident about 2016!!