Audio: The McCain-Clinton lovefest on MTP

posted at 12:02 pm on January 30, 2008 by Bryan

This is from John McCain and Hillary Clinton’s joint appearance on MTP in 2005, courtesy our friends at the Laura Ingraham Show. It’s so chummy it’ll make you ill. But here’s the one positive takeaway from this: McCain is obviously wittier than Clinton and didn’t like being put on the spot. She just echoes whatever he says. And cackles, though in 2005 that hadn’t developed into the full-blown shrinkage machine that it is now.


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excuse me, I just threw up a little in my mouth.

lan astaslem on January 30, 2008 at 12:04 PM

Maybe McCain will “reach across the isle”, as he is so famous for, and pick Hillary for VP if Obama gets the Dim nod. I swear I think he would if the RNC would permit it! Just to stick it to the conservative base one last time!

kcd on January 30, 2008 at 12:06 PM

OMG, that cackle makes my skin crawl.

Conservative_SAHM on January 30, 2008 at 12:08 PM

Grrrrrr….

That’s what you idiots get when you vote for McCain. You get an appeaser. You get someone who will concede issues to the left. And all this just because “he can win” in the general? Thanks for taking this party to hell.

CABE on January 30, 2008 at 12:08 PM

clearly the way a “real conservative” like fred! or romney would have handled himself in a joint interview would have been to reach over and tear her voicebox out with his teeth.

jummy on January 30, 2008 at 12:09 PM

Mr. Pea
Ms Pod

Sugar Land on January 30, 2008 at 12:09 PM

Grrrrrr….

That’s what you idiots get when you vote for McCain. You get an appeaser. You get someone who will concede issues to the left. And all this just because “he can win” in the general? Thanks for taking this party to hell.

CABE on January 30, 2008 at 12:08 PM

We get someone who has a chance at beating the liberal media slander machine. Thanks to the reputation GWB got because of them (which isn’t to say he didn’t **** up quite a bit) we don’t really have much choice.

Darth Executor on January 30, 2008 at 12:11 PM

ooh! or i know, i guess the “real conservative” would have demanded a remote splitscreen from the lobby of his hotel just for the petty snub. and then, if they couldn’t arrange that, he’d do the throat ripping thing.

jummy on January 30, 2008 at 12:12 PM

We get someone who has a chance at beating the liberal media slander machine.

He’s ONE OF THEM!

CABE on January 30, 2008 at 12:12 PM

A vote for McCain is a vote for Hillary.

Because she (or Obama) ‘ll mop the floor with him in the election.

He is the anti-change candidate.

Mr. Old Time Washington. Mr. Insider Galore.

Bob Dole -Redux.

Derail McShamnesty before he betrays the party into oblivion.

profitsbeard on January 30, 2008 at 12:14 PM

Don’t you just love it when the choice is shaping up to be between a despised RINO Republican male and a detested left-wing liberal female Democrat? I think it is going to boil down to deciding who is going to do the least amount of irreversible damage to the country in four years.

pilamaye on January 30, 2008 at 12:14 PM

Wouldn’t an actual McCain-Clinton love-fest be incestuous?

Would adding Submarine Commander Ted Kennedy, forming a Beltway Perfect Storm menage a trois, make the ultimate date-night DVD for Valentine’s Day?

If only they could add Mistress Reno, with her thigh-high latex boots, they could sweep the awards at the next Cannes Film Festival.

lan astaslem, you still here?

shamalama on January 30, 2008 at 12:14 PM

H.L. Mencken was including certain Republican voters, I’m sure, when he said ( and I paraphrase), ” No one ever went broke underestimating the stupidity of the American public.”

Romney really needs to start getting aggressive and courting the true conservatives big time.

MNDavenotPC on January 30, 2008 at 12:14 PM

since we’re at the top of one of bryn’s threads, maybe we should revisit your posts from last night in which CABE was using hotair.com’s comments section to issue bomb threats….

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/01/29/quote-of-the-day-195/comment-page-2/#comment-917061

jummy on January 30, 2008 at 12:16 PM

MNDavenotPC-

It’s:

No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people“- H.L. Mencken.

A good aphorist.

profitsbeard on January 30, 2008 at 12:17 PM

Grotesque.

Immigration does not matter now they are both pro-amnesty. I am in disbelief. As politically and ideologically driven as I am, I may not cast a presidential vote in the next election…

Theworldisnotenough on January 30, 2008 at 12:18 PM

For some of you it’s only breakfast time now. Here in Israel it’s dinner time.

Lost my appetite.

Shy Guy on January 30, 2008 at 12:19 PM

Maybe McCain was Hillary’s revenge lay?

lorien1973 on January 30, 2008 at 12:21 PM

jummy on January 30, 2008 at 12:16 PM

221b BAKER STREET – the Official Home of Sherlock Holmes

Chakra Hammer on January 30, 2008 at 12:36 AM

Well tell Sherlock not to open the next package.

CABE on January 30, 2008 at 12:36 AM

Who knew so many people loved Sherlock Holmes? Get over it crybaby. I’ve learned to ignore Chakra, and now you.

CABE on January 30, 2008 at 12:21 PM

profitsbeard on January 30, 2008 at 12:17 PM

Thanks!…. hard to think when under the influence of oxycodone after major foot reconstructive surgery…… but keeps me handling this primary and caucus mess.

MNDavenotPC on January 30, 2008 at 12:22 PM

Okay folks I think I got a bright side.

We all thought GWB was the “most conservative” and we elected him, right?

But he moved to more moderate, center, and turned squishy on immigration and spending.

So maybe if McCain gets elected, he will become more conservative in office?

Yeah, well, I doubt it too. Nice thought though isn’t it?

Brat on January 30, 2008 at 12:24 PM

Remember, you’re fighting for this woman’s honour, which is probably more than she ever did.

- Rufus T. Firefly

Kini on January 30, 2008 at 12:24 PM

Romney really needs to start getting aggressive and courting the true conservatives big time.

MNDavenotPC on January 30, 2008 at 12:14 PM

All Romney has done thus far is produce commercials pointing out the differences between his postions and his competitors positions. Huckabee said he was withholding a negative ad and then proceeded to show it to a room full of cameras. The ad was packed with lies and distortions about Romney’s record on the run up to voting in Iowa. McCain has been lying through his teeth about Romney’s position on a time table for withdrawl on the run up to voting in FLA. Yet, despite all this, even Brit Hume on air last night went out of his way to say that Romney has been fighting a “dirty campaign.” I believe he said that Romney has developed the Reputation as being an “attack dog.” Whoever it was on air with Brit Hume at the time then pointed out that fact that all of Romney’s adds have been factually accurate and that they consisted entirely of simply pointing out differences he and his competitors have on the issues. Brit Hume then said, “good point.”

I am so dissapointed by how this has played out. The corrupt are prevailing. The nasty are framing themselves as nice. This is Orwellian and painful to watch.

Zetterson on January 30, 2008 at 12:24 PM

CABE on January 30, 2008 at 12:21 PM

the sherlock holmes address was a gag address given to CABE by another poster after he began harrassing her in a very creepy fashion, asking for her full name and mailing address. it was not his joke. CABE didn’t understand it untill the poster he was harrassing had to expplain it too him. CABE replied by askking the poester to tell shelock holmes not to open the next package which came to his door.

now, this was a feeble threat. risable, even, in the sort of cruel way one might have a laugh at an angry child. but it was not a joke for his part. he’s really lost his grip altogether.

jummy on January 30, 2008 at 12:30 PM

MNDavenotPC-

Mencken loved political wrestling matches.

A shame he’s not here to shame McShamnesty.

A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.”

profitsbeard on January 30, 2008 at 12:35 PM

profitsbeard-

A shame indeed!

MNDavenotPC on January 30, 2008 at 12:38 PM

Darth is so cute in his innocence. The MSM has been backing the weakest GOP candidate all along; it’s why they treated Huckabee with kid gloves and dropped him when he turned out to be a dud. They’ll turn on St. John in a back-handed way after the conventions and politely help beat him to a pulp. He stands no chance against the machine and a ‘historical election’. The polls now saying otherwise now are meaningless.

michaelo on January 30, 2008 at 12:40 PM

I think you are great, Bryan. So is Allah. But HotAir is really going through a weird phase right now. It’s so…I don’t know…passive aggressive?

MayBee on January 30, 2008 at 12:40 PM

nothing can help this illness which has overtaken the “base”. chertoff was right. the wsj editorial board is right. mccain is right. bush is right. this immigration crap is a bunch of idiot nsm white power north american union crap which has nothing to do with 90% of conservatives.

jummy on June 7, 2007 at 3:01 PM

I’ve lost my grip Mr. Amnesty? I tell a stupid joke (and it was stupid) about blowing up a fictional character and you lose control and blow it out of proportion. Dry those crocodile tears. Congratulations on your shameful Candidate’s success. Have fun partying with Chakra, and HaraldHardrada.

CABE on January 30, 2008 at 12:42 PM

Man, that picture creeps me the hell out. It looks like a screencap from a TV commercial for boner pills.

Hollowpoint on January 30, 2008 at 12:46 PM

We’ll see just how chummy these two are when Hillary’s henchmen (of course with her clandestine approval) start parading out the stories of Cindy McCain’s drug addiction and theft charges, from the not too distant past, start to surface, come October.
Also the term the “Keating Five” will soon become a staple in everyones lexicon after he gets the nomination.

This guy has too many skeletons in his closet for him to aptly defend. His temper will get the best of him and he’ll start telling reporters to go f–k themselves. He’s like a volcano ready to explode and the thumbs up, winking and chuckling will fast disappear under the pressure. Can anyone say “Manchurian candidate?”

gunter on January 30, 2008 at 12:46 PM

I hate McCain much more than I hate either of the Clintons.

I much rather be stabbed in the back by a member of my opposition than somebody claiming to be on MY team.

EJDolbow on January 30, 2008 at 12:48 PM

He’s ONE OF THEM!

CABE on January 30, 2008 at 12:12 PM

No, he isn’t, and this rampant paranoia needs to stop before Hot Air starts to resemble a Conservative version of the DU.

Darth Executor on January 30, 2008 at 12:49 PM

I’ve lost my grip Mr. Amnesty?

clearly.

jummy on January 30, 2008 at 12:50 PM

Can anyone say “Manchurian candidate?”

gunter on January 30, 2008 at 12:46 PM

is that anything like a “concern troll”?

jummy on January 30, 2008 at 12:52 PM

He’s ONE OF THEM!

CABE on January 30, 2008 at 12:12 PM

Exactly!

jdawg on January 30, 2008 at 12:53 PM

No, he isn’t, and this rampant paranoia needs to stop before Hot Air starts to resemble a Conservative version of the DU.

Darth Executor on January 30, 2008 at 12:49 PM

we’ve gone through several of the standard psycological phases of du already: denial, conspiracy, diebold, the identification of traiters, the call to armed retribution, etc….

jummy on January 30, 2008 at 1:00 PM

Clinton and McNothing, samo-same, at least as far as the end results are concerned.
A McNothing candidacy is tantamount to further dissolution of conservative beliefs in the republican party.
We can watch our party fall apart slowly, election by election, taking our country down with it. Or defeat the RINOs completely and start to rebuild in this election year.
I choose to cut the RINOs off at the knees and start rebuilding our party platform without them. They can win nothing without the conservative vote, it’s time they learn that.

leanright on January 30, 2008 at 1:19 PM

Proof positive – AGAIN – that political pigs in perpetuity will ALWAYS have each other’s backs. This was the perfect opportunity to call her what she was, is and always will be – a Marxist. And, not only that, but the most foul kind of Marxist possible – a rich Marxist.

I simply have contempt for politicians – they are nothing but ticks, siphoning off the blood of this country.

OhEssYouCowboys on January 30, 2008 at 1:29 PM

I think this McCain nomination will, in the end, benefit the conservative movement, since the brain-damaged conservatives who vote for McCain because of his “war hero” crap will finally figure it all out.

Maybe not now, but someday.Maybe after we are economically destroyed, and our country is permanently weakened. You call that patriotism?

I don’t vote for “war heroes”, I vote for conservative Republicans, like very much non-war hero Ronald Reagan. That man had a lot of huevos and fought for conservative values, even against a Democrat House and Senate and the horrifying left-wing pre-Internet MSM. That man was a true hero. If you want to vote for “war heroes”, you should have voted for Bob Kerrey.

Let’s grow the hell up, already. This is a critical ideological battle, and McCain is a phony lying POS.

TexasJew on January 30, 2008 at 1:41 PM

I just threw up a little in my mouth.

lan astaslem

This is fast becoming a regular comment on HA.

Hendo on January 30, 2008 at 1:43 PM

This guy has too many skeletons in his closet for him to aptly defend. His temper will get the best of him and he’ll start telling reporters to go f–k themselves. He’s like a volcano ready to explode and the thumbs up, winking and chuckling will fast disappear under the pressure. Can anyone say “Manchurian candidate?”

gunter on January 30, 2008 at 12:46 PM

I hope Romney tries to piss McCain off tonight a-la-Law and Order so he freaks out on stage. It really wouldn’t be that hard to do, and it would help Romney’s chances greatly.

At this point, we have to decide whether we want to be taken over by China (Hillary) or Mexico (McCain and his Mexican national campaign team). Personally I think we have a better chance of winning our country back from Mexico than China. Either way it blows.

NTWR on January 30, 2008 at 1:53 PM

here’s a new nickname for mC: ‘the prancer’ (as in prancing across the aisle).

jimmer on January 30, 2008 at 1:57 PM

“Give us a kiss, luv.”

“Oh!”

Come on Mitt, take a shovel to these clowns.

argos on January 30, 2008 at 2:03 PM

They are adorable!

Too bad they can’t run together! We can skip the whole voting thing in November and no one will have any hurt feelings in politics anymore. Everyone’s a winner!

Chuck Schick on January 30, 2008 at 3:18 PM

jummy asks ” is that anything like a “concern troll?”

No jum, my intent is not to place fear or questioning into the discussion, rather it is a throw off line from the meaning of the term Manchurian Candidate, from the movie of the same name. If you recall, it was the queen of spades card that triggered the mind of the brainwashed victim.

In this case, there is obviously a line that’s crossed, be it whatever, that triggers McCain’s verbal outbursts at any given time.

What I’m saying is, and I agree with one of his fellow senators, I don’t trust this guy to be anywhere near the doomsday button.

gunter on January 30, 2008 at 4:48 PM

I guess I am the only one who just saw 2 sen.s being nice to eachother because they have to.

sko17 on January 31, 2008 at 3:41 AM