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Beat the Prez
Starring Tim Russert, as he continues the destruction of what was a fine program
Tim Russert began the hour with a typical right-wing issue -- SPYING AND TERRORISM. He brought two goofuses on to talk about the latest Russian spy caught bugging the State Department.
Let us sum it up for you: there are always spies. There have always been spies. There will always be spies. Spies from Russia, China, England, Israel, Spain, Liechtenstein, and any country that can afford to pay them.
Tim: learn this, and grow up.
Russert then moved on to John McCain's creaming of the Bushbaby. Russert showed a McCain commercial running in New Hampshire: "No special deal for special interests." In this commercial McCain, said he will name the people who take special interest money and why! We love him. If only he could get elected.
Mitch McConnell -- the King of Money in the Senate -- said that McCain's definition of Pork is anything not suggested by the Democrats. Ha ha, ho ho -- how funny can you get?
Russert suggested that McCain is running against his own party. No Tim -- he is running against a corrupt system that you help to maintain.
Russert showed a quote by Senator Chuck Hagel, who was a guest on the show, concerning the whispering campaign against McCain by everyone in the Senate because these bastards are afraid they will be exposed for the crooks they are. Paul Coverdell, Senatorial mental midget from Georgia, Georgia and "Senator in a Drum" Don Nickels -- were also geusts, and the very men who beat the tom-toms on the rumor that McCain was insane and couldn't be trusted with "the button." And Senator Warren Rudman, who was also a guest, said "Yeah, and here it backfired when a thousand page report on McCain's mental health showed just the opposite."
Trent Lott was another bigot trying to smear McCain as a psycho -- this from a guy who irons his own shirts in his Senate office AFTER they come back from the laundry because he is so "fastidious" ( we'd say, womanly).
McConnell said that BushBaby "did just fine" in the NH debates. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha -- if you consider a "gentleman's C" from a "legacy" candidate "just fine." Rudman said that Bush has a real problem: he has raised $60 million and has the entire establishment on his list, but then he gets up on the platform and doesn't look too good -- in fact, he seems programmed and stiff. He said Bush failed to live up to expectations, and McCain exceeded expectations! Then Russert tried to embarrass Hagel because he endorsed Bush in 1998. Hegel just looked at him and said that McCain was not a candidate then.
Russert is such an "ambush weenie" -- and it never works! What a loser!
McConnell kept attacking McCain -- because Mitch likes SOFT MONEY -- in fact he LOVES soft money and the control that corporations have over the Congress. He is angry at McCain over his campaign finance reform proposals and stance against the tobacco industry. "His issue selection is at variance with the GOP line." Mitch claimed he could not unite the party. Coverdell -- another Bush pimp -- said that "Bush has already united the party."
Sure. Dream on -- all The Shrub has done is unite big business and lobbyists against the people.
Rudman said Coverdell and McConnell are nuts because McCain always votes a straight conservative line. McCain makes no apologies for campaign finance reform and stopping kids from smoking. Rudman added he will unite the party and broaden a party that is getting too narrow. Thank God the people will make this decision said Hegel.
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha -- Russert, who to us is another "GE Jack" Welch salaried whore for Bush, gets kind of sexually excited about the whole discussion -- or so it appeared.
Russert then turned to Iowa, and David Yepsin of the Des Moines Register thinks that Bush is ahead but weak. McCain is not campaigning in Iowa (because he knows that the stretch pants queens only vote for neofacists like Bush or Forbes). Iowa television is all excited about the structure of the forum to come this week.
It sounds boring to us -- but let's see.
A Mason Dixon poll of likely Iowa caucus voters showed that Bush went from 41 to 49% -- Forbes stayed at 21% and McCain went from 1-8%. That an 800% increase! Okay, we know that 8 percent is s a bad number -- but it sounds good doesn't it?
We loved seeing Jack Germond again. He said that the Bush Brat needs to project an image of weight -- which he has not done. Paul Gigot -- a "Gigolo" for the Wall Street Journal neo-fascists, said that the GOP is concerned about Bush.
Concerned is not the word, Paul.
Russert showed poll numbers indicating Bradley beating Gore by quite a lot. Germond was the only one who even mentions that NH voters are more than 35% INDEPENDENT. Of course, they vote for the best candidates.
Paul Gigot said that joint appearance with McCain and Bradley on campaign finance reform is going over well in New Hampshire. Well, no kidding! Gigolo's statement today that campaign finance reform is not a concern of the rest of the nation is so stupid that we were surprised.
Russert brought up the irregular heartbeat of Bradley. Germond said, "We don't know what to say about this -- there is no precedent for this. As long as it does not happen again." Russert -- paid to do so -- said this is the second time this has happened in a month!
This is the first time we heard this on television -- and leave it to Russert to attack a man for being ill once in a while.
Germond said that Bradley has a notion that he is going to appeal to our better angels. "He is bringing up race and that could hurt him."
Germond also said that Gore does some dirty things -- like sending an actor dressed as a duck to a Bradley function.
And mention was made of Germond's new book. We say buy it -- Fat Man in the Middle Seat -- it is great.
Finally, to really bore us, Russert played an old Fidel Castro clip from Meet the Press with Lawrence Spivak -- a man who Russert would have to crawl to.
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