Sunday, June 29, 2008

Schwarzenegger tells tales on the dead.

I watched Meet the Press this morning with Tom Brokaw. It was actually good. How odd to watch a journalist interview a subject, issue actual tough follow up questions and listen to the answers. I know that it's unpopular to go against the current hagiography of Tim Russert, but watching someone else do his show pointed out just what a political hack he was. Sorry.

Tom Brokaw interviewed Arnold Schwarzenegger on today's show. He asked a quick "how did you love Russert, we'll pause while you count the ways" question and Schwarzenegger's response was astounding. He said that when he won the governorship in California, Russert called him and said as soon as Ahnold was ready to run for president, he should call on Russert who would make it happen--changing the constitution and everything. This story was not retold as if it was a joke. Arnold said "sadly, it never happened".

So there we have it. Russert believed himself to be a kingmaker.


Mauigirl said...

I've always liked Tom Brokaw. I think he'll do a great job on Meet the Press.

Very interesting about Ahnold and Russert.

Comrade Kevin said...

Underneath the nice-guy veneer was a king sized ego.

But, that aside, it was nice to not have the kind of condescending interview sessions whereby the host actively talks over his interview subject.

Dr. Zaius said...

Ha! What a great image you created! You are indeed a Pinball Wizard. You've got crazy photoshop fingers!

Fran said...

Great post - and that graphic. Ye gads woman, outfuckingstanding!

Matthew Hubbard said...

So, Tim Russert had powers to magically change the Constitution. What a wonder we just lost.

I'm sorry, wonder isn't the right word. What's that word I wanted?

Oh, yeah. What a wanker we just lost!

Dean Wormer said...

Jesus that story is horrifying.

Russert thought he could change the constitution for Arnie?

I hope that's a joke.

Suzy said...

I have ceased to be amazed by anything coming from a politician's mouth.