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GLENN: Okay, let me finish giving you let me finish giving you the stuff on Sarah Palin that is in the paper and then we're going to do arguments on the idiots and then we'll take a couple of phone calls and then at the top of the hour I'm going to give you what all of this means. I'm sorry this has been a long drawn out piece but there is just so much in the paper that I have just never, ever witnessed before. They are going after Sarah Palin for religious purposes and what she said at her church. The only reason I'm saying this is because they don't understand it. When she says she urged the students to pray at her church that were graduating from her church. She urged the students to pray, quote, that our leaders, that our national leaders are sending soldiers out on a task that is from God. That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that plan is God's plan, end quote. Here's a political operative. Quote: It's pretty uncomfortable stuff. It's bad, it's really bad. It's going to be interesting to see how this plays out. This is again the you know what the best thing the media can do? Shut down the offices in New York City and move to Iowa. Move to Kansas I'm sorry, Kansas, to do this to you. And Iowa, I apologize really. This is hypothetical. They will never do it. So don't they are building fences right now. I'm sorry, don't. Screwing with the real estate markets right now, mass exodus out of Kansas and you know better, maybe they should move to Canada. You know what I'm saying? All right. This is what she is saying in this. In this video she goes on and she says, look, you are going to bring a lot of people to Jesus. This is church stuff. This is nothing Stu, you are not a quote/unquote churchgoer. You are not a guy that goes to church every Sunday.
STU: Not every Sunday.
GLENN: You go to church but you are not your stereotypical churchgoer.
STU: I mean, I watch the media. So I assume the stereotypical churchgoers charm snakes. So, no I'm not that person.
STU: I do not do that.
GLENN: But you're not even offended. You've seen this stuff.
STU: No, anyone who's been to a church has heard things like that. I mean, in a way it almost sounds like she's questioning whether it's the right thing to do. She's saying, I hope it's God's will.
GLENN: Let's pray that it is God's will. Who doesn't I pray every night. My family and I pray every single night for our President and for the leaders in congress that they hear your will and that they're brave enough to act on it. What is the problem with that? Nothing, unless you're an alien lifeform from the island of Manhattan, which is practically the island of Dr. Moreau.
Now, here's the next thing. And this is my favorite. How many times have you heard well, let me see if I can find let me just go down the list here and see if I can find it. Eleanor Clift on the McLaughlin group: If the media reaction is anything, it's literally laughter in many places across newsrooms. So they are laughing at her. Sally Quinn, Newsweek: It is political gimmick. I find it insulting to women, the Republican party and to the country. That one's kind of close. Dyan from the Washington Post, Palin if anything is less qualified for the vice presidency and the presidency than Harriet Miers was for the court. One big difference, Palin passes all the right wing litmus tests. Maureen Dowd, New York Times, said they have a tradition of nominating fun, bantamweight cheerleaders from the West. Hmmm, that's interesting. Charlie Cook, Charlie Rose said, I have a friend that a young person I had a friend tell a young person that they have three interviews to get a job as a server at Ruby Tuesday's. So this is like putting a hole for someone who hasn't even played on the national scene. Geraldine Ferraro had more, Dan Quayle had undergone more scrutiny, played a big stage on this. This is putting an enormous risk on someone that he didn't know.
You've got a couple of slams on the women but my favorite slam on women is that or from women now, women Progressives, that she's abandoned her child. I mean, look. Her family is in crisis clearly. Trig has Down Syndrome and her daughter is pregnant at 17. A family in crisis. She should not go serve as the vice president. It's irresponsible. Have you heard this one yet?
Let me ask you a question. Between your daughter having an unwed pregnancy, I don't even know if it was unwanted you about an unwed pregnancy, and your son being born with Down Syndrome, is your family in more stress, less stress or about the same stress? Dad's home, you got five kids. Mom's home. She's working. Dad is working, but the family is together. Is there more stress, less stress or about the same stress as this story. Do you have it, Dan? Can you play it?
VOICE: One of my earliest memories was being in that hospital. My dad always at our side. We, my brother and I, not the Senate, were all that he cared about. He decided not to take the oath of office. He said then Delaware can get another senator but my boys can't get another father.
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GLENN: Now if the story stopped there, it would be consistent. If the story stopped there, you could make the argument. Remember, mom has just died in a car crash. There is no second parent here. Dad says, no, I'm not going to serve.
VOICE: However. However.
GLENN: However. Listen to this. Ted Kennedy. Yes.
VOICE: Hubert Humphrey. Men who have been tested in their own rites, convinced him to share, to serve.
VOICE: He was sworn in in the hospital at my bedside.
GLENN: In the hospital, at the bedside. Whoa.
VOICE: As a single parent, he decided to be there.
GLENN: Be there.
VOICE: To put us to bed, to be there when we woke up.
GLENN: Would he take phone calls?
VOICE: To make us breakfast. So he traveled to and from Washington.
GLENN: On the Amtrak?
VOICE: Four hours a day.
GLENN: Yes. How. Now, real quick, if you remember the beautiful film they made? Do you have the clip of the film? Listen to this.
VOICE: Losing my mom and sister in an automobile accident that my brother and I survived. What my dad did then was he came to my bedside and my brother's and he's never left it.
VOICE: When Joe was just elected, he made the commitment to take the train every single day.
GLENN: There's that damn train again.
VOICE: And no matter where he is or what he's doing.
GLENN: Could be in the Middle East.
VOICE: If one of the children call, he stops and takes the call.
GLENN: What a good guy. Hang on. Stop. What a good guy. He will stop and take the phone call. That is a stirring story, yet Sarah how could she abandon her family? Her family is in crisis. The guy this is not this is not the same as the guy standing in front and taking the oath of office, surrounded by the press in his children's hospital room after mom died two weeks before. That's not shameful. There's nothing that's heroic. Sarah should be ashamed of herself. Wow. You see what's happening? You see the double standard? And here's why this is going to backfire. If Sarah Palin is who she says she is and only time will tell. If she is who she says she is, Americans are first and foremost it's the only reason why we say handy capable over handicapped because we don't want to hurt anybody's feelings. Nobody wants to be mean. Nobody wants to be a bad person. We're Americans. We don't want to be unfair to anyone. But you are seeing fundamentally an unfairness that I have never witnessed before at this grand of a scale, ever, at any time have I ever witnessed anything in my lifetime like this. And Americans will not stand for it. Oh, by the way, just to clear up that whole, you know, "Your will be done, not mine," let me just give you this quote. Give me the wisdom to do what is right and just and make me an instrument of your will, end quote. Heard it before, haven't you? Yeah. It's what Barack Obama wrote and put on a little paper and stuffed into the prayer wall and then later okayed for print.