Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Talk/Talk: The "Good, Good, Good," the "Bad, Bad, Bad" and Jimmy Carter

Sunday, April 13, 2008
Below are excerpts from this week's Talk Talk,
The "Good, Good, Good," the "Bad, Bad, Bad" and Jimmy Carter. Every Sunday CUIP's president Jacqueline Salit and strategist and philosopher Fred Newman watch the political talk shows and discuss them. Here are excerpts from their dialogue on Sunday, April 13, 2008 after watching "The Chris Matthews Show" and "This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

Salit: Jimmy Carter was on George Stephanopoulos.

Newman: I like Jimmy.

Salit: I like Jimmy, too. He's a better private citizen than he was a president. But that probably says something more about the presidency than about him. He's currently an election monitor for the elections in Nepal. Then he's going to the Middle East. The big controversy about his trip to the Middle East is that he's planning meetings with leaders of Hamas. George Stephanopoulos, being a "good tough reporter" says 'How could you consider meeting with Hamas, given who they are?' Then Carter, completely non-hysterical, says 'Well, actually, I've been meeting with Hamas for years.'

Newman: And so have a lot of other people.

Read Talk Talk in its entirety here.

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