GLENN: Oh, I am so glad that we have change on the way, and here's the kind of change that we can expect. This is good stuff. Are you ready? Play Jimmy Kimmel, please. Here's the first cut, Jimmy Kimmel. This is the cut that everybody has talked about with him, you know, replacing the bowling alley in the White House. Here it is.
KIMMEL: Should you become President, will you replace the current President's bouncy Castle with a bass at the time ball court at the White House?
SENATOR OBAMA: I hear there's a bowling alley. So we're getting rid of the bowling alley in the White House.
GLENN: Stop just a second. Is it possible that this guy could actually win the election before he starts redecorating the White House? Is it possible that maybe he drops the arrogance just a little bit? I mean, I know he's going to win, but can you wait for those plans? "Yeah, I've got the architectural drawings right here. This is what we're going to..." the second thing that comes to mind on this one, if we really are changing the bowling alley to a basketball court or putting in a basketball court, isn't the time for -- well, let me just ask you this. Did the government pay for your basketball court? Because they are not paying for my basketball court to be put in at my house and I know the President is different but, you know, we've got tennis courts, we have everything else. Can't we just put a hoop there? Let's just get a drill and put a basketball backboard and a hoop there some place, you know, in the front. I mean, it will cost us like 100 bucks. I'm willing to send him a backboard and a hoop. Maybe it's just me. How much is that going to cost us?
All right. So this is the thing that everybody talked about, that, oh, basketball, blah, blah, blah. There's two other things in this interview and the reason why this is news is because it's not news. Listen to this.
KIMMEL: Your high school team in Hawaii was won the state championship, which is pretty impressive. Can you dunk a basketball?
SENATOR OBAMA: You know, there's pretty good basketball in Hawaii but the only thing is since obviously there are a lot of folks from Asian ancestry in Hawaii, generally the teams aren't as tall.
GLENN: So hold on just a second. What is he implying there? Hey, Joe. Is Joe still here? Joe, come here. You're Asian descent. How tall are you? How tall are you, Joe? It's on. How tall are you?
JOE: 5' 11".
GLENN: That's not real short, is it? You're from Asian descent. I didn't know that you were -- I didn't recognize you as short person. Are you offended by that, Joe?
JOE: Honestly, no. I mean, I heard it and didn't, didn't do anything.
GLENN: See, this is really the -- this is the thing. This is the reaction that all of these comments should have. All of the comments like this should have this kind of reaction: Silence from the press. It's out of comedy show, for the love of Pete. It's on a comedy show, and he says something that is true. Generally speaking people of Asian descent are shorter.
Now, I wonder if I'm going to get in trouble for saying that. This is the way the game is played now in America. I wonder if I could say that. Can you imagine if I were on Good Morning America and I said, you can't get any good basketball in Hawaii, nobody's dunking in Hawaii, please. People from Asian descent, they are all short. Can you imagine the uproar if I said that? Changity, changity, change. Here's the change, gang. He can say things that no one else can. Barack Obama over the weekend gave a speech that has been heralded as one of the greatest speeches of all time. Oh, parents from coast to coast are hearing it. Finally it's being said. Bill Cosby's been saying the same thing forever. Bill Cosby is a pariah. Why is it Bill Cosby is a pariah and Barack Obama is not? Why is that? Because Barack Obama has the media behind him. That's why. It is -- you want to talk about change, this is the change that's coming: Do as I say, not as I do. The standards are completely different for Barack Obama than any other American. There is no other.
You want to talk about a level playing field, there is no level playing field here. This guy is at the very top of the playing field. It's a steep climb, but he is on the very top of the political correct playing field. He can say whatever he wants to say and no one questions him.
Last night Al Gore endorsed Barack Obama. Do you have a little bit of the Al Gore? Here's Al Gore endorsing. Now, remember Al Gore, the man who wants to get rid of the combustion engine. And don't think he's not serious. The man who wants to get rid of the combustion engine. Finally Al Gore has a candidate -- because really remember he only cares about one thing: Global warming, because we're all going to die in that fiery flood. The polar bears will be long gone. Oh, we will wish for their fur as we try to cover ourselves from the frigid icy hot temperatures that could happen at any time. Here's Al Gore last night.
GORE: In looking back over the last eight years, I can tell you that we have already learned one important fact since the year 2000. Take it from me. Elections matter. After the last eight years, even our dogs and cats have learned that elections matter.
GLENN: I'm going to get into that speech here in just a second, but first I just wanted you to hear the audio. Al Gore finally has somebody -- remember Al Gore is just a friend of the planet. That's all he cares about, this nonsense has to stop. We have to stop dividing each other. We have to care about the planet. We must reduce our carbon footprint. Let me ask you this question: Why would Al Gore, a man who only cares about reducing a carbon footprint, why would Al Gore endorse a man that two days before said this on Jimmy Kimmel.
KIMMEL: When you have these games, who do you play with? Is your brother-in-law involved in the games?
SENATOR OBAMA: No, he's been traveling so much during recruiting, he hasn't played much. But I've got a bunch of guys who will a lot of times fly in and they will play with us, good friends of mine.
GLENN: Wait a minute. Hold it just a second. Your good friends will fly in to play basketball with you? Your -- excuse me, Mr. Candidate, Mr. Green candidate, Mr. Al Gore loves me, we're all going to die, we need cap and trade, gas prices should be this high or higher, as long as they rise slowly because people will stop consuming so much evil oil? Your friends fly in to play basketball? You're kidding me, right? I thought we were all going to die -- oh, why do you hate polar bears so much? Why do you hate polar bears and Asians as much as you do? I don't understand it. Yet, you don't hear anything.
Imagine in the same interview where I said on Good Morning America, you can't get any good basketball in Hawaii. Come on, there's too many people from Asian descent there, they're too short, they can't dunk the ball. Imagine the outrage. And then in the same interview within two minutes, I also said, yeah, I just, I'm so busy. I have all of my friends fly in to play pickup basketball games with me. Can you imagine what the left would say about me? Changity, changity, change. Oh, it's coming. We don't have to hope for it. It's coming. It's fantastic, isn't it?