Saturday, December 11, 2010

Bill O'Reilly and David Letterman talk about Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin

Mitt Romney's and Sarah Palin's names surfaced in an exchange between Bill O'Reilly and David Letterman the other night. The following is the context of the discussion:
LETTERMAN: What do you think? Would you vote for Mitt Romney, sir?

O'REILLY: Yeah, I think I might. It depends.... on what he's going to run on, but he is the front-runner right now.

LETTERMAN: He's the front-runner?

O'REILLY: I believe so.

LETTERMAN: Now here we have a string of folks who could be considered candidates -- all work for your company, Fox News. Part-time governor Sarah Palin?

O'REILLY: Viable. She can raise the money.

LETTERMAN: Yes, but she's not going to. You and I both know she's not going to.

O'REILLY: She's not going to raise the money?

LETTERMAN: No, she can raise money. That's what she's good at, but she's not going to run.

O'REILLY: Why do you say that?

LETTERMAN: Because she knows, she went through a pretty ugly experience with John McCain. She knows that the second a person puts her hand on the Bible and takes the oath of office, the stock starts to drop. There's just nothing you can do about it.

O'REILLY: I disagree.

LETTERMAN: And her brand would be damaged.

O'REILLY: I disagree. I think Sarah Palin knows she can win some early primaries, she can raise the money...

LETTERMAN: ... no, not going to do it.

O'REILLY: And if she doesn't see some competition standing in the way, she might give it a go.

LETTERMAN: Believe me, I wish she would.

O'REILLY: Why do you wish she would?

LETTERMAN: Because I think it would be entertaining.

O'REILLY: Sure, absolutely true. Big ratings for you and me.

The exchange starts at the 2:00 minute mark:


Anonymous said...

Bill O'Reilly is correct.

He's seems to be the smartest of the Fox pundits and this proves it.


illinoisguy said...

I'd have to say Krauthammer is the smartest.

phil said...

I believe O'Reilly has said this a few times before as well.

Bill589 said...

O’Reilly is an establishment guy.
Still, Letterman couldn’t get him to dis Palin.
I think O’Reilly is warming up to her.

kelly said...

O'Reilly may be one of the only one on Fox, still in Romney's corner. I also think Steve Ducey (Morning Show) and Laura Ingraham are as well.

Anonymous said...

Its probably in Palin's contract that nobody on Fox is allowed to dis her without receiving a fine.

BOSMAN said...


That would be a great poll:

1. How do you describe your feelings toward Sarah Palin"

A. Like very much
B. Somewhat like
C. Somewhat dislike
D. Dislike very much
E. No opinion

2. Is Sarah Palin qualified and ready to be President?

A. Yes
B. No
C. No opinion

My guess is, she's liked by most AND most people still think she's unqualified and not ready to be POTUS

Anonymous said...

@Kelley, Ducey actually did a marriage series and interviewed Mitt and Ann for it. My guess is he found them to be very genuine and walked away with a deep respect for Mitt Romney.