EPISODE NUMBER: 7106 (August 11, 2011)
GUESTS: Gloria Steinem
SEGMENTS: Super PAC Ad – Episode IV: A New Hope | Super PAC Ad – Behind The Green Corn | Romney 2012 – “Corporations Are People” | Colbert Super PAC – Rick Parry with an “A” for America | Colbert Super PAC – Confused by Rick Parry with an “A” for America | Gloria Steinem | Sign Off – Stephen’s Emmy Award
SUIT REPORT: Grey Shirt | White Shirt | Red/Blue Stripped Tie
VIDEOS: Thursday, August 11, 2011
Ames straw poll musings, a viewing of the two first SuperPAC ads (with some serious cornography), and real Rage Against the Des Moines Media Machine were included in this episode. We also had some nice chemistry between friend of the show and attractive, non-Stephen straddling feminist icon Gloria Steinem.
I personally think Stephen was bit harsh on WOI ABC-5; we have to anticipate that not every small-town news organization will be able to appreciate the Super PAC’s message and efforts. I am grateful that two organizations did run the spots though. If this initial experience serves an indicator, our ads will be covering the air waves and spreading the message of our Super PAC all that more farther for the many months of this election cycle to come.
How did you feel about the first ad airings? Dish your thoughts in the comments.
–Corporations are people, my friend. They’re like members of your family. Your Brother fax machine, your Uncle Ben, your Aunt Annie, your Mama Celeste, your Go Daddy.
–It’s time to remake Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, this time, with an oil rig. You know, it is going to drive Spencer Tracy crazy thinking about his daughter getting drilled.
–I want to salute this brave man for his courageous new campaign slogan. And I am confident that it is one that voters will remember come election time.
–You can applaud me. Believe me, I understand the instinct.
–Sarah Palin is bringing her bus tour to America’s historic places, to the Historic Iowa State Fair, where Thomas Edison invented the funnel cake.
–Apparently, Sarah Palin’s version of the Bat Signal is anyone else’s spotlight.
–Write in Rick Parry with an “A.” Why “A”? Because there is no “E” in “team.”
–Controversy seems to follow me wherever I seek it.
–The fat cats in Des Moines think they can sit in their ivory corn silos, and play puppet master with our national politics, and guess what? We’re not invited. Are you gonna take it? Oh good, because I was afraid that you were going to take it and I don’t want to.
–Unlike WOI, I believe that Iowa voters can understand even a complex message like “go to the Ames straw poll- write in ‘Parry’- spell it with an ‘A.’”
–I am mad! I am hopping mad!
–You had my ad for two days, gentlemen. Hell, you had my monies for six days.
–I don’t know who you normally deal with, but WOI ABC-5, you have f***ed with the wrong people.
–You wouldn’t take our money to run our ad during a five o’clock new commercial break, but on the ten o’clock news you reported on it for free.
–Katie blew the lid off of garage-scale gate. Clearly, Katie, you are the only one I can trust. Call me!
–There’s spanx for men. Trust me.
—Gloria Steinem: No one nursed you? SC: I had form-u-la. I am a child of the sixties.
—GS: It’s important that children grow up knowing that men can be as loving and nurturing as women can.
–I thought the role of the father to take his emotion and stuff it down as much as he can, until it comes out inappropriately at Thanksgiving dinner.
–Penis envy. There’s nothing to be envious of, by the way. It’s really a burden.
SC: I have heard you say that you are uncomfortable as being perceived as ‘pretty.’ GS: It has to do with being identified with your outsides, not your insides. So women who were pretty just succeeded because they were pretty, and women who were not pretty, whatever that means, succeeded because they could not get a man. SC: But the fact is, you’re pretty. GS: You’re pretty, too. SC: I’ve been waiting the whole interview for that.