Sunday, May 15, 2011

This Week with Christiane Amanpour - May 15, 2011

Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC)
George Will
Cokie Roberts
Shelia Bair
Paul Krugman
Roger Altman
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

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
strong candidate?

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
and Qadaffi

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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Larry said...


That's Michele -- one "L" short of a full load -- Bachmann -- with an extra "N" for extra nuttiness.

DB said...

I watched this show, the translation is unfortunately pretty close to verbatim

Chriss said...

DB- they always are.

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