Every week CUIP's president Jacqueline Salit and strategist/philosopher Fred Newman watch the political talk shows and discuss them. Here are excerpts from their dialogues compiled on Sunday, August 9, 2009 after watching selections from "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," "Hardball with Chris Matthews," and several Charlie Rose interviews.
Salit: Yes. So, on to the Clinton hostage release.
Newman: Good job, Bill.
Salit: Bill goes over, meets with the North Korean leader.
Newman: Smiles only when off-camera.
Salit: Smiles only off-camera, exactly. And brings the women home.
Salit: It was really a good play.
Newman: He was the obvious person to go to resolve this.