Gail Collins and Andy Borowitz: How Did Politics in America Get So Weird?

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

New York Times columnist Gail Collins and humorist Andy Borowitz, author of, join us for an Election Day roundup for the last installment of our series looking at the absurd things politicians have been saying and doing lately, How Did Politics in America Get So Weird?


Andy Borowitz and Gail Collins

Comments [14]

April from NJ

Someone should remind Sarah Palin that not only was Ronald Reagan an actor, he was also a union leader (although he ratted out people he thought were communist sympathizers) and he was a Governor for 8 full years of a state that had a bigger economy than most countries.

The order in which you do things does make a difference.

Nov. 02 2010 01:49 PM

So glad the tax breaks for the wealthy are finally loosening up to 'trickle down' and stimulate the economy with billions for campaign ads. They surely need more tax breaks so that we can hear more of their political wisdom (who needs food stamps when we can have food for the mind?). And why save it only for the campaign season? How about non-stop messages for American voter/consumers every day of the year?

Nov. 02 2010 12:48 PM
American Politics Rock from Bayside

I love America. The line between politics and entertainment just gets blurrier.

Nov. 02 2010 12:40 PM

If running for President isn't a reality show, what is? Of course the TV reality shows are actually programmed and edited for a better, surgically enhanced "reality."

Nov. 02 2010 12:40 PM
Gloria M. from Queens

Didn't Reagan once co-star with a chimpanzee named Bonzo? Sorta reminds you of Joe Biden.

Nov. 02 2010 12:36 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Exactly--Republicans block Democratic efforts to get anything done & then say, "See? They haven't gotten anything done!"

Nov. 02 2010 12:35 PM
Diana from the Bronx

Shame on Gail Collins for disparaging the minor party candidates who were included in this year's gubernatorial debate. Her attitude is totally undemocratic and she should know better. And it doesn't help that she is laughing throughout the entire commentary. Democrats and Republicans are not the only game in town and a democratic system that encourages only two major parties that are all too often so similar is a weak and vulnerable system as we know from the fix we are in now. It can only be good to have a wider debate. And ballot laws in NY State mean that you do have to demonstrate a certain level of support to even get on the ballot.
Jimmy McMIllan of the Rent Is Too Damn High party is I think a serious candidate, he has been involved in elections for years and he has a platform. And what about the Green Party? Again, Gail Collins, shame on you for your undemocratic attitude.

Nov. 02 2010 12:33 PM
anon from brooklyn

andy deserves his own show! so funny. :)

Nov. 02 2010 12:33 PM
Marty from NYC

I'm really going to miss this segment. You guys are hysterical! And I also served with Blumenthal in 'Nam.

Nov. 02 2010 12:33 PM

I think it started with John McCain.

Nov. 02 2010 12:30 PM

Loooooved Andy as guest host!

Nov. 02 2010 12:23 PM

huh hjs? which witch?

Nov. 02 2010 12:20 PM

witch don't believe in satan

Nov. 02 2010 12:17 PM
Amy from Manhattan

O'Donnell got coaching from Palin's coaches? Maybe that actually *explains* her (non-)answer--she was coached to answer just as Palin would have.

Nov. 02 2010 12:13 PM

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