"You keep asking these presentist questions Bob. As the immortal Marisa Tomei said in My Cousin Vinny, 'that's a bullshit question!' because you cannot pluck people out of the past and expect them to comment on what's happening today."
-- Colonel Roosevelt author Edmund Morris, in an interview on Face the Nation, when asked what he thought Theodore Roosevelt would make of today's politics.
Not enough people tell the morons in the press, and especially the morons on TV, that they're full of shit.
It is fantastic to see someone tell Bob Schieffer that to his face.
This would make for a great 2011 trend, wouldn't it?
Let me try it.
"Hey, you know, Mr. Lauer, that question is horseshit. Do you know anything about anything? Seriously, from the question you just asked, it sounds like you didn't even read the index card of notes the producers gave you, let alone anything substantive about the subject we're talking about. Are you sure you should be a reporter? You know, Oprah's retiring - maybe you can get a job as a talk show host. You look a little like Merv Griffin..."
Yeah, that would be great.