The week after the first presidential debate, with Mitt Romney riding a surge in the polls, Lorne Michaels believed he was close to achieving one of the perennial objectives of an election year for the celebrated television show he created and still produces, “Saturday Night Live.” Landing a presidential nominee as a guest. The excitement at the show about a possible walk-on by Mr. Romney was tangible. But sometime that Friday, interest from the Romney camp cooled; the Republican candidate did not follow the precedent set in other recent presidential races by John McCain and George W. Bush
i support him getting his message out....letterman is a radical piece of garbage....snl.....why bother it isnt the least bit appealing to most folks...leno i like ok but mrs romney did the show...leave it at that.....go mitt....
The nytimes won't ask the relevant question of why obama ducks interviews and press conferences. Instead they seek to legitimize fluff TV interviews Obama does where he entertains scripted softballs from supporters like Jon stewart and mtv lapdogs. The nytimes has no credibility.
Nobody cooler than a person who stays above the useless fray. In contrast, Obama looks like a desperate loser whose girlfriend is suddenly eyeing the other guy. It shows his trivial, wannabe side.
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mary Ellen, 10/29/2012 8:15:53 AM (No. 8970966)
Read the article above by Michael Ladeen at PJ Medea. He asks why is Obama so vulgar and mean. Obama has no dignity. He and Biden degrade the country and the office of the presidency with their vulgar and undignified comments. That's exactly what SNL, Letterman, et al, do so that is where Obama belongs. Romney is a gentleman, a good and dignified man and he doesn't need to go slumming with cretins of late-night television.
Huge thank you to Mitt Romney for not going on these entertainment shows! It will be so good to have dignity and respect for the Presidency restored! We need a leader who understands the honor of the charge with which he is entrusted, elevates it above himself, and fills the proper role of President and Commander in Chief of our military.
The Governor most likely wants to spend his time with real people, not the Hollywood phonies (or O'Reilly for that matter) who simply want to increase ratings. In the case of the late-nighters, their only motive is to undermine the Governor's election bid. Stay away, Mitt.
What #19 said. Lorne Michaels is yesterdays' "star" producer when SNL was funny about 40 years ago. Not anymore. He and his crew of happy-leftist-idiots wore out their welcome years ago. They entertain each other, no one else cares. Mitt Romney is better than that.
A good rule of thumb for your personal, business, and I suppose political, life is, never attend an event where you know you are unwelcome, even if invited. Especially if you are invited. Rarely does anything good come from exposing yourself to that kind of hostility. Politely decline the invitation and move on to more productive pursuits.
Smart move. They only want to make you look like a fool. Stay above the "common man" trap. The job opening is not for the "common man." It is for an "man of the people," and most people wouldn't get anywhere near that stupid TV show.
Letterman has mocked and tried to make Romney into a laughing stock, so different from his treatment of Obama. It would be stupid for Romney to go on his show. Besides, it is not presidential to make rounds of these silly shows.
Same with Leno. Like Letterman, albeit not as nasty, he has been attacking Romney but has gone mushy on Obama.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus joined Sean Hannity Monday night to defend his threat to NBC and CNN that if they do not halt production on the Hillary Clinton films they’re working on, they will refuse to partner with either network in 2016 presidential election debates. Hannity agreed with Priebus that it will probably be a “love letter to Hillary,” while Priebus maintained the GOP needs a better handle on finding friendly outlets and moderators to team up with. Priebus slammed both networks for spending millions of dollars telling the story of someone who is very likely
A gunman opened fire on a town supervisors meeting north of Philadelphia on Monday night, killing three people and wounding two others, police said. Pennsylvania state police dispatcher Tyler Graumenz confirmed that three people were killed and said a suspect was in custody at an area hospital. The gunman reportedly was shot by a local official. A Pocono Record reporter at the Ross Township meeting said the gunman shot through the wall with an automatic pistol outfitted with a scope. "I saw smoke and plaster flying out, blowing out through the walls,"
To the employees of The Washington Post: You’ll have heard the news, and many of you will greet it with a degree of apprehension. When a single family owns a company for many decades, and when that family acts for all those decades in good faith, in a principled manner, in good times and in rough times, as stewards of important values – when that family has done such a good job – it is only natural to worry about change. So, let me start with something critical. The values of The Post do not need changing.
URGENT MEMORANDUM -TO: All the Better National Reporters -FROM: The Coach. SUBJECT: The Appearance of Credibility. Listen people, you’re doing great work. Our guy’s holding up very well considering how rough the economy is. No jobs, sky high dependency. Best part: people don’t blame him. They think he’s an innocent bystander rather than president for the last five years. We’re getting it done! (Snip) But in a really low blow, Matthew Continetti wrote a column pointing out that America’s elite scribblers had an extended audience with the leader of the free world and didn’t ask a single question about,
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus threatened to pull the group’s partnership with NBC and CNN for 2016 GOP presidential primary debates if the networks moved ahead with plans to air films on Hillary Clinton. “If they have not agreed to pull this programming prior to the start of the RNC’s Summer Meeting on August 14, I will seek a binding vote stating that the RNC will neither partner with these networks in 2016 primary debates nor sanction primary debates they sponsor,” Preibus said in a statement. In individual letters to CNN President Jeff Zucker and NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt,
Organizing for America, the advocacy off-shoot of Barack Obama´s reelection campaign, has declared August as a month of "action." It is taking a page from the Tea Party playbook and trying to show grass-roots support for Obama´s agenda. Its first event on Sunday, Barack Obama´s birthday, was to promote the benefits of ObamaCare. In Northern Virginia, a base of support for Obama, it attracted one volunteer. One. From Politico: The Centreville event’s lone attendee, Lynn Duvall of Fairfax, Va., told POLITICO that it was her family’s own medical burdens that fueled her passion for Obamacare.
Lee Daniels hasn’t screened “The Butler” for the current occupants of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but he did get to share a tub of popcorn with the Bushes when he showed them the movie a few months ago. “Barbara Bush loved [my movie] ´Precious,´ shockingly, and I couldn’t believe it,” Daniels said during a roundtable discussion at the National Association of Black Journalists’ annual convention. “I thought it was a set up or something. She sent me this lovely, really powerful email … and she said please come up and show the Butler to us in Maine.”
A questionable decision seven years ago by a politically connected University of Illinois at Chicago administrator has led to the reinstatement of a violent felon to a $73,985-a-year on-campus job. Besides having to put Thomas J. Morano back on the payroll, the state university is on the hook for legal fees and back pay amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Fired six years ago, Morano, 59, went back to work June 3 as an auto mechanic foreman at a UIC garage. He got his job back despite having been convicted of attempted murder
President Barack Obama, the joke´s on you. A study of gags by late-night comics during the first half of the year found an abrupt change from 2012. Now Obama and Democrats are providing the lion´s share of punchlines. Obama was the target of 288 monologue jokes made by Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson and Jimmy Kimmel, according to an analysis released Monday by the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University. The next most joked-about individual was New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, at 120. His numbers are likely to jump fast,
By traditional standards, the 2012 presidential election should have hinged on who offered the best ideas for dealing with the nation´s high unemployment and tepid economic growth – with most of the attention on the incumbent´s fiscal stewardship. It didn´t work out that way. Instead, President Obama and his team ran a relentlessly negative campaign, with the news media, to paraphrase Bob Dylan, going along for the ride. When Democrats did deign to discuss the economy, they essentially claimed Paul Ryan would roll your grandmother off a cliff in her wheelchair –
SEOUL- People are lining up in South Korea for New York Pie Donuts at Dunkin Donuts, just as they keep doing for its inspiration the New York City, the company says. Earlier this year, Dominque Ansel´s trademarked cronut -- a croissant-doughnut hybrid -- was so popular people waited in line to buy it at a New York City bakery. The cronut -- layers of puff pastry made into a doughnut shape and fried -- can only be purchased at the New York City bakery because of the trademark. Adding to the sugary, flaky cronut cachet is that
Mrs Obama sent out the message to her 450,000 followers: "Happy birthday, Barack! Your hair´s a little grayer, but I love you more than ever", via her official account, @FLOTUS. The message was accompanied by a black and white photo of the Obamas as a young couple relaxing on a sofa. Mr Obama is spending his 52nd birthday weekend at Camp David, the rural presidential retreat in Maryland. He was due to return to Washington later on Sunday. He played golf on Saturday with friends from his time in Hawaii and Chicago.
White House insiders say President Barack Obama is in “a funk” about what he sees as increasing stagnation and failures surrounding his second term and some worry that the President is becoming more distant and distracted. “He’s not the same Obama that came to the Oval Office after the 2008 elections,” a senior White House aided confided to friends in an email recently. “I’m worried.” Chicago Mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel tells friends that the Presidency has changed his longtime friend Obama and many of those changes are “not good.”
In 2008 and then again in 2012, after retired four-star General Colin Powell endorsed and then voted for Barack Obama, the former Secretary of State´s sanity was already in question. At least now, after having his email account hacked by high-level security-breacher Guccifer, Colin Powell´s besmirching of the Republican Party´s "shift to the right" and "identity crisis" finally makes sense. It seems that for years the mannerly and always professional Colin Powell has been cyber-comporting with a 46-year-old Romanian European Parliament member, Social Democrat, and past spokesperson for Romanian president Ion Iliescu named Corina Cretu
Conservatives have for years attempted to put our finger upon precisely why Barack Obama strikes us as queer in precisely the way he does. There is an alienness about him, which in the fever swamps is expressed in all that ridiculous Kenyan-Muslim hokum, but his citizen-of-the-world shtick is strictly sophomore year — the great globalist does not even speak a foreign language. Obama has been called many things — radical, socialist — labels that may have him dead to rights at the phylum level but not down at his genus or species. His social circle includes
In warning about possible al Qaeda attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials may have provided too much detail about intercepted chatter and the source of the information, and that may make it more difficult to get such tips next time, former and current intelligence officials say.On Friday, the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans, citing an unspecified al Qaeda threat. The bulletin said that the highest threat levels are the Middle East and North Africa, “and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arab Peninsula.”
For nearly a year, we have had no answer to why the administration lied about Benghazi — why it told the world, not to mention the parents of our murdered SEALs at the funeral of their sons, that the cause of that fatal conflagration was an anti-Islamic video no one saw, when the various arms of our executive branch (White House, State and intelligence) already knew, or strongly suspected, it was a terror attack orchestrated by al-Qaeda affiliates. You only have to read the now infamous talking points to know that. That this lie was deeply immoral is obvious.
Washington - President Barack Obama´s top national security advisers met at the White House on Saturday to discuss the potential threat of terrorist attacks that caused Washington and its allies to issue travel warnings and close embassies throughout the Middle East. The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday (Snip) Obama is spending the weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat after playing golf earlier on Saturday. His birthday is Sunday. The White House said Obama had received regular briefings about the potential threat and U.S. preparedness measures all week.
Today, across Africa, Araby and Asia, from Nouakchott to Dhaka, the diplomatic facilities of the United States are closed. There’s a Tsarnaev out there, somewhere – could be the Mahgreb, the Levant, the Horn of Africa, the Indian sub-continent – who knows? So, as Richard Fernandez writes, “Shelter in place, this time globally.” Maybe it will work. Maybe by the end of the day there will be, unlike Benghazi a year on, men in custody. But if not? Daniel Pipes: Don’t know about you, but I find this pre-emptive cringing unworthy of a great country, even humiliating.
Several skills that every kid once learned in school are going the way of the dodo in a hurry. Diagramming sentences is practically an extinct art, for example. Cursive handwriting and memorized multiplication tables look to be swiftly headed that way. Apparently, the next thing that kids will no longer need to learn is spelling and grammar. Sugata Mitra, a professor of educational technology at Newcastle University in northeast England, announced that traditional language rules are out of fashion, reports the Daily Mail. Kids don’t need to waste time on those things, see. State-of-the-art computers and mobile phones can make
Common sense tells me that cops don´t need a Taser or a shotgun to subdue a 95-year-old man. When John Wrana was a young man, fit and strong and fighting in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, did he ever think he´d end this way? Just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday, in need of a walker to move about, cops coming through the door of his retirement home with a Taser and a shotgun.
Not only should President Obama cancel a bilateral summit with "schoolyard bully" Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday on "Face the Nation," but considering the country granted asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, U.S. allies should try to move next month´s G-20 gathering from St. Petersburg. "President Putin´s behaving like a schoolyard bully, and in my experience, I´ve learned, unless you stand up to that bully, they ask for more and more and more," Schumer said. "He´s always going out of his way, President Putin is, to seem to poke us in
I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes? Particular attention should be paid to the role of the media in both the Trayvon and Tawana materials. Unquestionably, the media stirred up racial animus, and these incidents both contributed to raising racial tensions.
Police shot and killed an armed teen in the South Bronx early today after the suspect opened fire and refused to drop his gun, police said. Two rookie cops heard shots fired near East 151st Street and Courtlandt Avenue around 3 a.m. and ran in the direction of fire, police said. The uniformed officers saw Shaaliver Douse, 14, of the South Bronx, chasing another person through the streets, according to cops. Douse, who was arrested in May on attempted murder charges for shooting a 15-year-old, fired at the man running on East 151st Street this morning, police said.