Sunday, January 13, 2013

This Week with Stephanopoulos – January 13, 2013


Guests:
Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI)
Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)
Richard Haas
Martha Raddatz
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)
Jon Huntsman
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Stephanopoulos: wow we're rushing out
of Afghanistan after only 11 years!

Raddatz: by the end of 2013 we could
have only have 30,000 troops there

Stephanopoulos: my good that's so few

Corker: 30,000 is fine but if Afghanistan is
going to be the 51st state it has to be at least
as stable as Florida

Stephanopoulos: that's a lot to ask Bob

Reed: we finally trained the Afghans
to fight so now we're good to go

Stephanopoulos: Obama is says we have
achieved the goal of killing enough people
to prevent another 9/11

Haas: it was a mistake to try to fix
Afghanistan and now it's a total basket case

Stephanopoulos: what's the answer then?

Haas: make more friends with massive drone strikes

Stephanopoulos: Bob you used to love
Chuck Hagel – what changed?

Corker: unlike with past Presidents
we're going to hold real hearings

Stephanopoulos: wow

Corker: I'm concerned that he may not
love nuclear weapons and also
that he might be crazy

Stephanopoulos: crazier than the average Senator?

Corker: we need more nuclear bombs!

Stephanopoulos: Chuck Schumer is skeptical

Reed: well sure he wants to be
biggest Chuck in Washington

Stephanopoulos: good point

Reed: Hagel was once a combat soldier

Raddatz: our troops have more combat
experience than he does but he may be able
to relate to wounded soldiers coming home

Haas: it's stupid to ask if he's an anti-semite
the real question is does Chuck Hagel
want to attack Iran

Stephanopoulos: Hagel doesn't support
unilateral sanctions just because they don't work

Corker: I agree that multilateral sanctions
are better but Hagel may hate Israel

Stephanopoulos: will America start a
war with Iran this year?

Reed: let's wait until their elections in
June before we launch another useless
failed war in the middle east

Haas: The Supreme Leader is allowing
a debate to take place

Stephanopoulos: very generous of Obama

Haas: I was referring to the leader in Iran

Stephanopoulos: Martha can we
attack North Korea please

Raddatz: those people are crazy like
Wayne LaPierre at a Black Panther party

Stephanopoulos: wow

[ break ]

Stephanopoulos: No Labels are just like
the heroes who opposed slavery

Manchin: yes we are great men who just
want to solve problems

Stephanopoulos: yet you chickened
out on regulating guns

Huntsman: we also have No Opinions

Stephanopoulos: well then how do you
solve problems?

Huntsman: Put Country First

Stephanopoulos: what the hell
does that mean?

Manchin: everyone who proposes
anything is wrong

Stephanopoulos: so do you have 
solutions for anything?

Manchin: yes a blue ribbon commission
to look at violence with Joe Lieberman
and John McCain

Stephanopoulos: that sounds like the most
useless thing solution ever

Manchin: I am willing to guarantee that
there will never ever be regulation of
Second Amendment rights and also
we will protect video games

Stephanopoulos: Joe will you run for
Presidential on a third party

Huntsman: I've been shooting guns 
since I was 5 years old

Stephanopoulos: sounds perfect

Huntsman: are you mocking me?

Stephanopoulos: never

Huntsman: we need problem solvers!

Manchin: and common sense!

Stephanopoulos: good luck with that gentlemen

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2 comments:

UVP said...

Huh? I just watched this and it was Paul Krugman and Peggy Noonan and others this week.

I guess they have different panels. Too bad, I would have loved to see what you did with Krugman and Nooners, though in her case, no satire is really needed.

Krugman: This is hostage taking. It's insane.

Peggy Noonan: Launches into Shirley Temple song, the 13 year old version.

David Walker: So skirty.

George: What?

Walker: So skirty. We have to reform it.

George: Reform what?

Walker: So skirty.

George: Oh social security?

Walker: Everyone pronounces it that way. You can't expect me to buck the trend.

Noonan: Can I just say bubblegum and lambchops, and gol darn it, we used to invite each other to dinner, have drinks, bubbly ones, on lawns, Presidents like Tip O'Neil worked with anyone..

Krugman: He wasn't President.

Noonan: Okay, Paul is laughing at me now...

Krugman: True. Well I mean, can you freaking blame me?

Culture of Truth said...

Thanks! I can only do the first half of This Week because Meet The Press comes on halfway through.