Wednesday, October 22, 2008

J-Mac Is Back

And it's about time! The Senator appeared early this morning to talk about his campaign. This article, among others, discusses his appearance.

Thoughts?

17 comments:

Al said...

The way Imus is so fixated on hassling Sarah Palin, sometimes I wonder if the I-Man isn't really one of those who is in the tank for Obama...Imus hasn't become TOO mainstream, has he?.

McCain seemed more fired up than the I-man...

Well, CG, you asked for some thoughts...

bellalu0 said...

Maybe he really is for Obama. I hope he is because he never picks a winner.

CG said...

Keep them coming. I like thoughts! :-)

As for the Palin issue, who knows. Perhaps he's scared that a crazed Obama supporter from Pittsburgh will come and carve a "B" on him? :-O

Anonymous said...

Dear All,

I'm a huge Imus fan--and early on actually considered supporting McCain--but then McCain tapped Palin as his vice-presidential candidate when there were other much better-qualified Republican women he could have chosen. (Al, you really think Katie Couric asked stupid questions? Wow.) Then I've been watching McCain's erractic campain behavior, his underhanded campaign tactics--linking Obama's name with the word "terrorist" for one, and I've moved firmly into the Obama camp.

What upset me the most, however, was when Imus went along with those who think Colin Powell's endorsement is racially motivated. Agree with Powell or not, his endorsement was not based on racial solidarity. Anyone who listened closely to Powell's words has to realize that he has many carefully considered reasons for his support. In short, the General simply thinks that Obama will be a better leader and that McCain has proved himself to be a flawed leader. Finally, I'm shocked that Imus seems to be "racializing" this event after what was done to him.

One of the reasons that I've liked and supported Imus for the past 20 years is that he was politically balanced. Now that he's on WABC, however, I detect a huge movement to Rush Limbaugh's side of the fence. I have a feeling he's supporting McCain strictly because of loyalty. I'm hoping that Imus comes to his senses before Nov. 4.

Esme

Laree said...

Actually I feel Imus is moving in the Liberal direction. He bashes McCain and Palin yesterday (I am going to Vote for McCain but ONLY out of Loyalty) McCain who stood by him when he was fired, and he calls Sarah Palin Stupid. I have decided to watch Fox & Friends, till the election is over. If I want to listen and watch McCain & Palin Bashing, I can watch ABC,CBS,NBC,CNN,MSNBC, and read all the Liberal Bias Print.

Fox and Friends is tepid but I don't need to wake up every morning to Imus slamming a "Woman" who has already accomplished more in her 44 years, then many of her critics, have in their life times or ever will. I don't need to hear Imus slam a Military Veteran who served his Country Loyally so I am opting out of Imus in the Morning, at least until after the election.

Al said...

Finally, something new, clever and funny on Imus in the Morning... McCord's name for the OPEC Nations...

OPECkers!

lol

CG said...

Ahahahaha. McCord is the man.

Juan Morecow said...

Am I the only one who heard Brian Williams call Imus last Thursday? It was around 8:00 Eastern Time.

Imus introduced him as "the mystery caller." Brian feigned not having Imus's phone number as the reason he hasn't called him in all these months.

They talked about the election, missing Tim Russet, etc.

It was fun hearing the two of them but not so much that I'd return to watching any NBC cable or broadcast outlet again.

Mike said...

Yep, it was great to hear Bri-Wi on there. I want so badly for the I-Man to make up with Tom Brokaw as well, since he made up with Tim Russert and now Mr. Williams.

But I usually get my evening news from Charlie Gibson... Maybe George Snuffleupagus can one day broker a deal for the smarmy, pretentious weasel to come on the show.

CG said...

The funny thing is that my TV news pattern is exactly the same as yours- I usually watch Charlie Gibson when I catch the evening news. I used to watch Brian, but I stopped after "the incident" and never really migrated back, for some reason. Charlie's great. And we've never had an official reason on why he's a weasel, so I'm sticking with him. :-)

The think about the NBC people: they were great guests. All of them were hilarious and all of them had great ways of explaining the news. Weasels, yes, but funny weasels. Williams and Russert were particularly good. If Brian could go back to his old antics on the show, then I wouldn't mind him coming back.

Laree said...

Col Jack Jacobs Ret., Imus in the Morning, On Higher Taxes, Assume the Position:)

How does Wealth Distribution get applied, well first off, you won't be getting dinner first ;)


http://imustimes.wordpress.com/2008/10/28/col-jacobs-higher-taxes-grab-ankles/


I like Tucker Carlson and Willie Giest why doesn't Imus have them on? Brian Williams no thanks, I just flip the channel, he is a huge phony.

Laree said...

Like Willie Giest for example.

http://chickaboomer.blogspot.com/2008/10/msnbcs-willie-geist-on-obamas-network.html

CG said...

When I said "NBC people," I shou;d have clarified; I meant the guys who were the major anchors (like Williams and Russert) and a few of the random other newsmen (like Matt Taibbi's dad). I could do essentially without the entire MSNBC roster of guests, though it might be interesting to hear Chris Matthews drop a few more F-bombs.


There is a great video on Youtube of the I-Man screaming at Tucker Carlo

CG said...

Ha, way to cut myself off. There is also a great video on Youtube somewhere, of the I-Man ranting at Tucker Carlson. The words "bow-tie-wearing pussy" factor into his discussion.

Juan Morecow said...

Col. Jacobs and I park in the same parking lot at West Point. Unfortunately I don't see him that often because our schedules are different.

The first time I met him, Imus was still on MSNBC and I told the Col. that I enjoyed his appearances on Imus and other MSNBC programs. He thanked me and added, "But you're watching entirely too much television." :)

His book is interesting and funny. It covers his family background, his Army years, two tours to Viet Nam, how the Navy heavy cruiser I served on came to his rescue one night during his second tour to Viet Nam, how being awarded the Medal of Honor changed the way he lives his life, teaching at West Point, balancing Army life with being 'Mr. Mom' to his 2 kids for a few years, his attempts to avoid serving at the Pentagon and his life since the Army.

Throughout there are many funny anecdotes and observations on life, marriage, the military and current events. It's not at all a blood 'n guts war story.

If you enjoy him on Imus and elsewhere, I highly recommend his book. You'll come away with a new appreciation of him.

I'm taking advantage of Amazon's "bundling" of his book with the Imus Ranch Record to cover some of my holiday gift giving this year.

Disclaimer: I'm not being paid to hump his book but an autographed copy would be most appreciated. :)

Laree said...

CG,

"Ha, way to cut myself off. There is also a great video on Youtube somewhere, of the I-Man ranting at Tucker Carlson. The words "bow-tie-wearing pussy" factor into his discussion."

Ah the good old days, today Imus called Alabama's coach, Nick Saban a Skunk, and I smiled, (I am big time Alabama Fan) Oh good he noticed, Alabama, and decided to give Saban a smack:)

Really Imus, Arkansas State is a formidable opponent LOL!

CG said...

Laree, I love college football, and Imus had better use caution when he calls Nick Saban names. He's an excellent coach, and the Bama fanbase is pretty massive...;-) Saban is actually very "Imus-like" in the way he treats his players and the press. The I-man probably has much more in common with him than he realizes...

And Juan, that is a really cool story. Thank you for sharing that. :-)