Wednesday, September 21, 2005

It's Fun!

Watch Bow-tie Boy get handed his ass by Bill Maher. Here's some scraps from the transcript:
CARLSON: So in other words, anytime something bad happens to people, the federal government...


CARLSON: ... has a moral obligation to come rescue them and rebuild what they lost?

MAHER: Of course not. That's not what I am saying at all. I am saying in this case, let's be clear. There is a FEMA. And they are supposed to respond and they didn't.

Now, if we want to have a new sort of America where there isn't such a safety net, where there doesn't exist a FEMA, and people can't expect that kind of help, that's a different story.

But you know, as you heard from down there, they expected the cavalry to come, and they never showed up, because, once again, the president was on vacation. We couldn't interrupt that.

You know, I thought he had set a new standard after—on the day of 9/11, when he sat there for seven minutes. But obviously, he improved on his own record, and this time, he sat for four days.

CARLSON: Wait, I know people will never be convinced that Bush is not a right wing crazy, but just consider what he said in the last couple of days. We're going to spend at least $100 million, probably I would say $200 billion to rebuild this.

MAHER: Right.

CARLSON: He's come out for affirmative action. He said in his speech the other night that he thinks that poverty—or racism causes poverty. These are all liberal ideas. He is behaving like Lyndon Johnson. When at some point are liberals going to say, this guy is not a conservative, after all, he is talking like us?

MAHER: I don't think he has ever been a conservative. I don't know why you guys ever were so strong for him to begin with. He's obviously...

CARLSON: You guys, I never was.

MAHER: ... not up to—You never liked George Bush?

CARLSON: Yes, I always liked him, still like him now personally, I think he is a totally charming guy, but I never, ever thought, day one, 1999, that he was conservative. I never felt that.

MAHER: Right. Well, I mean, Bill Clinton was a charming guy too, and I seem to remember you going after him a lot more than you've gone after George Bush.

And doesn't Bill Clinton look a little better these days?

CARLSON: He looks worse.

MAHER: Don't you feel a little silly? Bill Clinton looks worse?

CARLSON: You have got to be kidding.

MAHER: Give me a break.

CARLSON: Clinton comes out the other day—Clinton comes out the other day and says, A, you shouldn't have gone into Iraq. Wait a second, he was for Iraq. He and his wife both supported the war. Now they're second guessing it and pretending...

MAHER: They didn't support the war. Excuse me.


MAHER: They supported—they supported a resolution that said as a last resort, we are going to give you, Sheriff George Bush, a badge and a gun. That's not saying we want you to go in there blasting at the first sign of trouble.

But we're just talking about the hurricane. You can't really deny that under Clinton, FEMA was in a much better situation, that he didn't appoint somebody's college roommate, and this is after 9/11, to head up the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

I understand that all politicians appoint their cronies to certain positions, but this isn't the ambassadorship to San Marino or Liechtenstein. It's the Federal Emergency Management Agency. You don't think that's a smoking gun for George Bush's administration?

CARLSON: I think it's totally negligent. I mean, some guy, who was, you know, the Arabian horse breeder lobbyist, absolutely. But my question · still, I think there's blame to go around.

MAHER: But don't you feel...

CARLSON: Why during the Clinton years weren't those levees shored up? I don't know. What else was FEMA doing? You know what I mean. There were no major emergencies. There weren't you know, major emergencies like this.

MAHER: It's not FEMA's job to shore up the levees. It's FEMA's job when the hurricane hits, as you well know. But, you know, that is local politics, and as I said, they deserve a lot of blame too.

CARLSON: Almost aesthetic level, aren't you repulsed by Clinton's never ending self-righteousness? The other day, over the weekend, he says essentially, I would have done a better job responding to Katrina because I am a better person, great guy, look at me, great administration. Doesn't the constant bragging make you want to throw up?

MAHER: You know what makes me want to throw up, seeing dead bodies floating in New Orleans, that makes me want to throw up.


MAHER: That kind of stuff—that would not have happened under Bill Clinton. You can't tell me that you think that FEMA would have not been a completely different agency and that Clinton would have been all over this situation from minute one like white on rice.

You don't think that's who Bill Clinton is? He would not have slept from the moment this hurricane started to hit until we could do the best we could with the situation.

You're angry at his self-righteousness at a time when there are hundreds and hundreds of dead bodies that are on the tab of George Bush? Why don't you focus your anger on the guy who really deserves it?

CARLSON: Night after night after night my anger has been focused on the local, state, and federal authorities who allowed this tragedy to happen. Merely pointing out that Bill Clinton's opportunity to say something to America, devolves as usual into another, “Look at me, aren't I'm a great guy,” lecture. And it just makes me want to throw up. My only point.

MAHER: I'll hold the bag for you.

Better make it a Hefty, Bill. Tucker's got a of spew.


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At 4:11 AM, Blogger Bob Sakowski said...

Ah, spam comment from "super blogger."

Once it starts Kiddo, it doesn't get any better.

Now for your words:

Carlson is a lightweight, all he has is his vitriol for the Clintons. His show is currently at the bottom of the MSNBC lineup.

At 9:13 AM, Blogger Jeff Huber said...


Tucker's landed where he belongs.

At 7:11 AM, Blogger Marked Hoosier said...

Well I finally bit the bullet and registered with Blogger to post a comment here... you happy now??? LOL, just kidding. This is Mark from Loaded Mouth by the way... hey that transcript is too much, Tucker trying to act like he isn't a republican hack! And still very much a clinton hater! LOL, too much! :D

At 7:42 AM, Blogger carla said...

It's fascinating how these guys always try to make things Clinton's fault.

Clinton shouldn't be so self righteous. Clinton should have shored up the levees. Clinton wanted the war in Iraq.

I love how every time Tucker rattled off the GOP talking point, Maher answered it back conscisely and correctly. Brilliant.

At 7:01 PM, Blogger Capitola said...

Hi Bob!

Hi Jeff!

Hi Mark! Yay! Thanks for blogging in, buddy.

Hi Carla!

So nice to see you all. Jeez, just when my personal life goes to hell and no time for internets fun, I get company here. Story of my life :-)

Sorry for the delay in welcoming, but glad you dropped by and shouted out.

May the gawds smile down on me in the coming days so can I return to my normally scheduled Bush bashing.

Cindy Sheehan and several hundred others were arrested today for civil disobedience?! Start the revolution!


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