WOW! What A Get!

It must have been super hard for David Gregory to secure President McCain for this week’s Meet the Press. What, with McCain running the country and all that, on top of his big list of legislative initiatives.

I, for one, have no idea what he might say. I wonder if he agrees with the guy who kicked his ass in the last election? No way he is bitter and that might cloud his judgment- the man ran the Straight Talk Express! What a score for journalism, Mr. Gregory!

For the record, I was joking yesterday when I said Gregory would have McCain on.

65 replies
  1. 1
    Patrick says:

    Maybe he is having him on to confront him on his Medicare cuts flip-flop.

    I could barely type that with a straight face lol

  2. 2
    Why oh why says:

    Perhaps President McCain will reveal his secret plan to get Bin Laden?

  3. 3
    Ugh says:

    I, for one, have no idea what he might say.

    Mr. Wiggles, oh, where is my poor doggy Mr. Wiggles. Uhhhhh.

  4. 4
    Zifnab says:

    What are the pundits even going to do when McCain gets ousted in the GOP primary?

    I would suggest they put him back to back with Joe Scarborough.

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    Rey says:

    This has got to be good news for Sarah Palin…

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    Demo Woman says:

    David Gregory makes me miss Tim Russert.

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    And can someone please explain why I’m seeing Karl Rove’s bloated carcass sitting on the Today show every morning?

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    Violet says:

    @Demo Woman:
    David Gregory makes me miss Tom Brokaw who made me miss Tim Russert.

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    Molly says:

    Your post made me laugh so hard my office mates asked me what I was reading, John.

  10. 10
    cleek says:

    anyone who doesn’t know McCain is irrelevant is too stupid to worry about.

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    Rick Taylor says:

    David Gregory makes me miss Tom Brokaw who made me miss Tim Russert.

    Who will make you miss Dick Gregory?

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    donnah says:

    Well, McCorpse was the follow-up last night to the Obama speech and of course he was all pro-troop sending, but because he is physically unable to agree with a black, Democratic President, he threw in the caveat that “setting a timeline is a mistake” blah blah, “embolden the enemy” blah blah blah.

    Let the man rest in peace. Stop digging him up and asking him things.

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    Stefan says:

    What puzzles me is why none of the interviewers ever press McCain to reveal his triple-super-secret absolutely-guaranteed plan to capture Osama bin Laden. Remember? The one he said he’d implement if he were president? Well, he’s not president now, but doesn’t he feel he owes it to his country to let President Obama in on it? Couldn’t he ever be asked about that….?

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    Violet says:

    @Rick Taylor:
    If you meant David Gregory, sadly I think that if they put Chuck Todd in there, I’d miss David Gregory. Chuckie has been a massive disappointment and is like a low rent David Gregory.

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    Zifnab says:

    @Rick Taylor:

    Who will make you miss Dick Gregory?

    Eventually, they’re going to turn the slot over to Ari Fletcher.

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    bago says:

    @Rick Taylor: I hate to drop a tac-nuke at the drop of a hat, but Glenn Beck?

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    GReynoldsCT00 says:

    For the record, I was joking yesterday when I said Gregory would have McCain on.

    I didn’t think you were, this is standard operating procedure. We knew this would happen. Time to find another hobby for Sunday mornings.

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    El Cid says:

    I don’t miss Tim Russert.

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    The Moar You Know says:

    Fluffy’s gonna have President McCain on?

    Goddamn these people are so fucking predictable it is kind of amazing.

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    Demo Woman says:

    McCain told Katie Couric that the policy could lead to the assassination of Karzai. McCain is a grumpy old man and should not be taken seriously.

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    Col. Klink says:

    What, no Cheney?

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    Keith says:

    At least the manatees that write for “Family Guy” have hundreds of idea balls to choose from. MTP has about 5.

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    MattF says:

    Because there are two sides to every issue. Two. Two. Two. Two. Two.

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    Xenos says:

    @Rick Taylor:

    Who will make you miss Dick Gregory?

    Luke Russert.

    Who will himself will be terribly missed when he is replaced by David Gregory, Jr.

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    Col. Klink says:

    You go into punditry with the media you have, not the one you want to have.

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    Brick Oven Bill says:

    An oldie but a goodie:

    Megan McCain, jumping on a bed..

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    gnomedad says:

    @Rick Taylor:
    I dunno; I think we should give Dick Gregory a shot.

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    geg6 says:

    Well, I, for one, never thought you were joking about this for a minute. President McCain is always the go-to guy for winning strategies, donchaknow.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:


    Have been watching the Senate debate on HCR, and there is epic wingnut douchebaggery in the air.

    Wingers have adopted an attack strategy of simultaneously arguing that the HCR bill is bad for two reasons. The first is that it will cost 2.5 trillion the first ten years, and, it will cut grannies medicare benefits, too, also.

    Of course the medicare cuts, that are actually cuts in wingnut welfare to insurance companies for pig trough tax payer subsidies for Med advantage (and other overcharged services) that seniors still have to pony up for to get 100 percent coverage on top of the subsidies. It is also largely how the bill will be paid for, thereby making moot the claim of 2.5 trillion as the cost.

    Bait/switch – Heads I win, tails you lose.

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    Ash Can says:

    WOW! What a get!

    Gregory wanted to book an apprentice bricklayer or junior accountant to discuss Afghanistan, but couldn’t find anyone who wanted to forego a quiet Sunday morning with coffee and the paper. So he had to settle for the next best thing.

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    Leelee for Obama says:

    @GReynoldsCT00: I didn’t think you were joking, either. It’s as predictable; no, it’s more predictable, than nightfall.

    I think I’ll spend my Sundays poking my eye out with a spork from now on. It’ll be less painful, and I’ll feel less tortured.

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    flukebucket says:

    Shit. I thought McCain was on Meet The Press every week.

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    Ed in NJ says:

    John, I hope you are enjoying Hillbillies vs. Guidos week, which despite recent history is my favorite week of the season. Looking to end 14 years of frustration, although it seems that the game has very little bowl implications.

    We have a lot of fun with it up here:
    WVU Lookalike Thread

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    geg6 says:

    @Leelee for Obama:

    I think I’ll spend my Sundays poking my eye out with a spork from now on. It’ll be less painful, and I’ll feel less tortured.

    Hee. I’ve been doing pretty much that for the last few months. After CBS Sunday Morning, that is. It really is fun! And much more relaxing.

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    gnomedad says:

    They should just make McCain the new MC and cut out the middleman.

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    cleek says:

    Gregory: President McCain, what’s your plan for dealing with Afghanistan ?

    McCain: Well, my friends, my plan has three parts:

    First, I will suspend my Senatorial duties, and fly immediately to Afghanistan. Second, I’ll get all the tribal leaders into a room and tell them to “Cut the bullshit”. Thirdly, I’ll appoint Michele Bachmann – she’s this cute and spunky new up-and-comer – the real future of the GOP, IMO – to the position of Viceroy of Afghanistan. She’ll be in charge of day-to-day operations. This will ensure a lasting victory for this great nation.

    Gregory: Brilliant as always, Mr President.

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    I never in my life thought that I could become prejudiced against an entire swath of humanity, but John McCain makes me hate old people.

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    Col. Klink says:

    You left out the “assholes” tag and we should probably add a “fair and balanced” tag to our collection.

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    Mark S. says:

    I still like the lexicon definition I offered a while back:

    Sunday Morning Open Thread: A chance to discuss the latest appearances of President McCain on all of the morning talk shows.

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    4tehlulz says:

    @cleek: I would lay 3:2 odds that this is actually what he would have done had he been elected.

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    dirk says:

    What will This Week with John McCain do, if the host is on MtP instead?

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    flukebucket says:

    The interview that he gave on ABC this morning where he kept saying Iraq when he meant Afghanistan was embarrassing. He was never corrected.

    I wonder how many times he will say Iraq when he means Afghanistan on Meet The Press. And I wonder if he will be corrected. Maybe he can bring Lieberman with him to try and ease the confusion in his muddled mind.

    Imagine if he were President and Sarah the VP.

    On second thought don’t put yourself through that torture.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    Mccain almost became a democrat after being shat on by Karl Rove in his 2000 presnit bid. Boy, we sure dodged a bullet there. Unfortunately, we did get hit by Daisy Cutter George.

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    dirk says:

    Time to find another hobby for Sunday mornings.

    Nobody interested in being informed would watch the Sunday shows. It’s a waste of time.

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    Leelee for Obama says:

    Only slightly OT-I was grocery shopping, etc., the other day with my Daughter and 2 of the 3 Grands. There was, as always, much noise and altercation occurring. Anyone with more than zero kids under 40 will understand. We were stuck at another light, and I marveled at my Daughter’s ability to tune it all out and concentrate on the driving. I asked how long it would take me to achieve that state. She didn’t think too long, since I am a female, although out of practice with little folk. While we were both laughing like hyenas, we decided that the real way to collect intelligence from captured enemies was lock them in a car at a traffic light with several (obviously safe) little people. They would give up their mothers in about ten minutes, or beg to have some other method used.

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    He should, and we could start by asking him why he didn’t fucking let George Bush in on it.

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    K. Grant says:

    Sorry, nothing to say about the weekly appearance of Senator Walnuts, just needed to say how much I appreciate this site this morning, as I desperately needed a respite from the avalanche of bullsh!t on many blogs today: the left wing blowing gaskets about Obama letting them down and how they will now need to make sure to elect a Nader-like true progressive next time; the right wing blowing gaskets about how Obama is anti-American and hates the troops and wants to hand over the keys to the country to the first terrorist cretin who asks for them.

    Just needed to offer a word of appreciation to a group of people who seem to still, well, think. It is a breath of fresh air.

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    donovong says:

    Watching this shit is kinda like hitting your head with a hammer. It only hurts until you stop.

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    RememberNovember says:

    They changed the name from Meet Dick Cheney to Meet John McCain.

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    Leelee for Obama says:

    @Stefan: I called him out on this BS when it passed his lips. If he’s such a fuckin’ patriot, how come, why for had he not gotten this no-fail plan implemented while he was on, what Committee is that again?

    I don’t give him a minute of sympathy for the fact that his mental deterioration will be televised. I hope people throw rotten vegetables at him. Or maybe rocks.

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    thomas says:

    I like to watch the English Premier League. Great football, no rethugs.

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    geg6 says:

    Meanwhile, I wonder how it will be before we see this guy being interviewed by Stretch and George Stephanopoulis’ Hair:

  53. 53

    McCain and Keating had known each other since 1981 and had become fast friends. Of all the “Keating Five,” it was McCain who really moved into the life of the Lincoln S&L chief. The two men vacationed together multiple times, with the whole McCain clan (babysitter included) heading out for Keating’s private Caribbean property on Keating’s private jet. McCain didn’t think to actually report these trips, or pay for them, until the investigators were breathing down his neck. And McCain took payment in more than just vacations. Keating and other members of Lincoln’s parent company padded McCain’s pockets with $112,000 in campaign contributions.

    Just a reminder from those of us who live (literally) in John McCain’s neighborhood. This guy is a complete fake and scam artist and always has been. He’s used the POW Get Out Of Any Jam card to dodge being called to account for his entire political career.

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    GReynoldsCT00 says:


    I actually don’t turn on the tv at all, I come to BJ, see what’s up and then get on with the day

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    @K. Grant:

    as I desperately needed a respite from the avalanche of bullsh!t on many blogs today:

    No shit. Scanned them a bit late last night and the dumbassery is thorough and complete. And not only wingnut blogs, which is par, but many lib ones as well. Read a few of the comments at Benen’s place, which is usually pretty reasonable, and the PUMA swill was plenty on his Afgan speech thread. Just can’t read anymore of it.

    And Taylor Marsh was going on about how she basically agrees with Obama on Afghan, but since he didn’t mention and therefor apparently didn’t care about the plight of girls and women in that country, she was taking her ball and go home.

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    4tehlulz says:

    @General Winfield Stuck: Wonkette was fucking unbearable last night; I checked out when someone called Obama “Bush in blackface.”

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    catclub says:

    McCain has been described as having all his answers be pundit answers – not politician who is actually responsible for policy, answers.
    This was noted when Georgia and Russia were battling in early-mid 2008. Even Bush was not saying “We are all Georgians now.”

    It is no surprise that MTP would rather have him
    on than someone who has to be responsible.

    Part of the reason he was not elected was the concern that pundit answers are all he has.

    As far as I can remember, the last time I watched
    ANY Sunday morning ‘news’ show was in late 2001 when Cheney was on re-assuring the world that someone with ‘gravitas’ was in charge. Slow speech fooled me then.

    Who actually watches these shows? Isn’t it just the village watching?

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    ricky says:

    You know, I really don’t read blogs anymore. I just post here to get a break from watching television.

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    Bud says:

    Catclub asks:

    Who actually watches these shows? Isn’t it just the village watching?

    I remember watching the Sunday morning political talk shows religiously, back when you could actually learn something about policy and governance.

    I remember watching Washington Week sometime before the 1996 election, when McLaughlin’s “Question of the Week” was “How many Whitewater indictments will be handed down before the election?” Every single one of those worthless blowhards gave a specific number and none of them matched the actual number of ZERO.

    I used to work for NBC News. I’ve seen this stuff from the inside, but they used to hide their cliquish behavior from viewers. They don’t bother anymore.

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    Elie says:

    I always thought that Gregory had rather a simian looking face with the long upper lip, thin lips and a semi intelligent but somehow always not quite getting it expression…

    These guys are just going where they can get some intertainment to while away the hours of their jobs, since none are real journalists and none do any real research.

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    satby says:

    Every mention of David Gregory should be accompanied by this:
    Every time; so people never forget what a whore he is.

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    Makewi says:

    Obama won, and yet your need to remain nasty and bitter remains strong. It’s not enough to win, you must make your political opponents outcasts. Almost like your trying to relive high school again. Were you an outcast John or one of the cool kids?

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    maya says:

    @Elie: I’ve always thought he looks like a 12 year old with a 5 o’clock shadow.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:


    It’s not enough to win, you must make your political opponents outcasts.

    Our Man Friday’s/

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