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GLENN: And, by the way, healthcare is of course going to be fixed by those in Washington and they're doing it because they know best. Well, actually, I don't want to say that they think that they know what you think. How was it that ‑‑ I think Joe Biden put it best yesterday in the Healthcare Summit, here's what he said.
BIDEN: I'm always reluctant, after being here 37 years, to tell the people what the American people think. I think it requires a little bit of humility to be able to know what the American people think. But ‑‑ and I don't. I can't swear I do. I know what I think. I think I know what they think. But I'm not sure what they think.
PAT: I'm sorry? What?
GLENN: Hang on just a second. Look. I've only been here for about ten minutes, and I don't want to say I know what Joe Biden was thinking. I mean, I think I know what he thinks. But I'm not sure what he thinks, I think. You know what I'm saying.
STU: I think.
PAT: I think so.
GLENN: But, it is, you know, you need a lot of humility and sometimes some stupidity before you really think about what he was thinking and then say what you think he thinks. Anyway, then we have the humility. Remember, Joe Biden, play the beginning of that where he talks about humility.
BIDEN: I'm always reluctant after being here 37 years to tell people what the American people think. I think it requires a little bit of humility.
GLENN: Good. I got it. It requires a little bit of humility. Luckily, I think he was sitting next to Mr. Humble Pie himself.
OBAMA: We've got a couple of other people who want to speak we've gone about 55 minutes on this section. We're running over because we went long on the opening statements; and, you're right, there was an imbalance on the opening statements because I'm the president and so I made ‑‑ (Laughter) I didn't count my time in terms of dividing it evenly. In this section ‑‑
GLENN: Hold on a second. Do you notice there was no smile on his face? He's not kidding.
PAT: No, he's just dead serious. What I love about that.
GLENN: That's what I love about the crowds when they watch Obama and they laugh. And he doesn't ‑‑ he's not joking. He's not joking. He's as serious as Chaves. He's just not joking. What was the other one where he said and they were buried in a T‑shirt. Do you have that piece of audio?
PAT: I think so.
GLENN: This happens all the time. The guy, when he talks about himself, when he talks about his position, when he talks about how important the things that he is doing, people laugh because it's so incredibly arrogant. He's not joking. Do you have it, Pat?
GLENN: Here it is. Listen.
OBAMA: I got a letter, I got a note, today, from one of my staff. They forwarded it to me from...
GLENN: Called e‑mail.
OBAMA: From someone in St. Louis who had been part of our campaign. Very active. Who had passed away from breast cancer.
GLENN: He's not kidding here.
OBAMA: She didn't have insurance.
GLENN: No insurance.
OBAMA: She couldn't afford it. So she put off having the kind of exams that she needed. Fought all through the campaign she was fighting it, but finally she succumbed to it. And she insisted she's going to be buried in an Obama T‑shirt. (Laughter).
GLENN: He's not kidding.
OBAMA: But think about this...
GLENN: Stop. When you look at him he looks from one prompter to another straight faced he's not kidding.
STU: Not the least. It's a joke revisionism. He says something straight and they try to convert it into a joke after by laughing.
PAT: Because they know how uncomfortable it is. They know how arrogant it is and they're trying to provide him a little bit of cover. Let's cover that one because and it will sound like he was kidding.
GLENN: No, no, I think people genuinely think he's kidding. I think that people in the audience, you know, think he's kidding. They haven't woken up to who this guy is yet. This guy is wearing a mask like you can't believe. So now let's go back to the healthcare summit where he's not counting my time because I'm the president. Oh, okay. So you've got the president now coming out with the summit. And John McCain would just like to get a point in here. Mr. President, I'd just like to say something.
McCAIN: Both of us during the campaign promised change in Washington. In fact, eight times you said that negotiations on healthcare reform would be conducted with the C‑Span cameras. I'm glad more than a year later that they are here. Unfortunately, this product was not produced in that fashion, that the administration would oppose drug reimportation from Canada. A proposal that you supported in the United States Senate.
OBAMA: John, could I just say...
McCAIN: Could I just finish, please. And at Christmas day the geography does not dictate what kind of healthcare they would receive. I thank you, Mr. President.
OBAMA: Let me just make this point, John, because we're not campaigning anymore. The election's over.
McCAIN: I'm reminded of that every day.
OBAMA: So the ‑‑
PAT: Again, McCain tries to laugh it off. Not kidding. Not kidding at all. He's serious.
GLENN: He's serious.
PAT: He is.
GLENN: You can tell by the way he's jumping. John. John. No, let me finish. I'm the President of the United States. The President of the United States should have some sort of humility. When you need to move forward, you move forward. With the rest of the world you move forward, this is where we're moving. But not when you are trying to take your elected officials and have a dialogue on what we're going to do next. You're not dealing with Ahmadinejad here. You're dealing with John McCain. For the love of Pete, he's in your camp. He's a progressive. And he just moves forward. The guy, he's at 44% approval rating now Rassmussen. When this guy comes into hard times, look out. If this press ever really attacks him, if they would spend a week attacking him like they attacked George W. Bush, a week, this guy would come undone. You would see in a press conference a mask come off this guy. He's not screwing around. He's not screwing around.