The Great Available Panel

  • Aired:  01/26/12
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John Harwood, Katrina vanden Heuvel and David Cassidy share their thoughts on Newt Gingrich's sex appeal, Mitt Romney's wealth and Connecticut's tacos. (6:27)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: THANK YOU SO

MUCH, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

ARE YOU HERE ON AN HISTORIC

NIGHT.

NATION TO CONTINUE OUR

DISCUSSION OF TODAY'S TOP

NEWS STORIES I'M PROUD TO

WELCOME SOME PEOPLE WHO WERE

IN TOWN.

THIS IS STEPHEN COLBERT'S

GREAT AVAILABLE PANEL.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

TONIGHT ON OUR VERY FIRST

GREAT AVAILABLE PANEL, HE IS

THE CHIEF WASHINGTON

CORRESPONDENT FOR CNBC

PLEASE WELCOME JOHN HARWOOD,

EVERYBODY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

JOHN, GOOD MAN, THANK IS SO

MUCH FOR BEING HERE.

BOOM, LOCK IT DOWN.

ALL RIGHT, SHE IS THE

EASYITIER OF NATION MAGAZINE

FRIEND OF THE SHOW KATRINA

VANDEHOVEL IS WITH US, BOOM,

GIVE IT UP.

ALL RIGHT.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, STAR

OF STAGE AND SCREEN, BEST

SELLING POP ARTIST AND

RECENT FIRST PERSON VOTED

OFF CELEBRITY APPRENTICE,

DAVID CASSIDY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: OKAY, HIGH FIVE

FROM A DISTANCE, MY MAN.

>> ALL RIGHT, FIRST OF ALL,

GREAT AVAILABLE PANEL, DO

YOU HAVE YOUR SEAT.

>> YES, WE DO.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

>> I DIDN'T PUT THE TIP ON

THERE YET.

>> Stephen: THAT'S ALL

RIGHT.

YOU'RE NOT REIMBURSED FOR

TIPS, OKAY.

AND WE'LL GET A CHECK OUT TO

YOU GUYS IN 12 TO 18 WEEKS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

ALL RIGHT, PANEL, WHAT IS

GOING ON WITH THIS ELECTION?

OKAY, JOHN HARWOOD, OKAY,

YOU'RE A POLITICAL ANALYST,

WHO TAKES FLORIDA?

>> WELL, FIRST OF ALL, I'M

IN AN OPEN MARRIAGE WITH MY

POLITICAL PREDICTIONS RIGHT

NOW.

BUT-- .

>> Stephen: GOOD MAN, GOOD

MAN, THAT'S APPEALING,

EVIDENTLY.

>> OKAY.

BUT I THINK THE ONE THAT I

LOVE THE BEST AT THE MOMENT

IS THAT MITT ROMNEY COMES

BACK, WINS FLORIDA, WINS THE

NOMINATION.

>> Stephen: HOW DOES MITT

ROMNEY TAKE IT BACK THOUGH.

PEOPLE ARE LIKING GINGRICH

RIGHT NOW.

WOULD IT HELP IF MITT ROMNEY

CHEATED ON ONE OF HIS WIVES?

BECAUSE MY UNDERSTANDING,

KATRINA, YOU SAW WHAT

DR. KEITH ABLO SAID, THE

LADIES TRUST A GUY WHO IS A

KNOWN PHILANDERER.

NEWT GINGRICH, WHAT'S THE

MAGIC.

YOU ARE A LADY.

>> THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS

BEEN SCREWING THIS COUNTRY

FOR TOO LONG.

IT'S NOT JUST NEWT GINGRICH.

>> Stephen: EXCUSE ME.

>> IT'S BASICALLY SCREW AND

SHAFT.

AND I THINK TONIGHT WE'RE

GOING TO SEE A GUY.

>> Stephen: WHAT DID YOU SAY,

A SCREW AND A SHAFT.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: A SCREW AND A

SHAFT SO DOUBLE TEAMING THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE.

>> WELL NO, BUT I MEAN-- I

MEAN NEWT-- IT'S NOT JUST

NEWT GINGRICH BUT HE'S GOING

TO GET OUT THERE TONIGHT.

HE'S A STREET FIGHTER WITH A

POISONOUS HISTORY, RACE

BATHER, BAITS THE MYTHIC

LIBERAL MEDIA AND THIS IS A

GUY WHO WILL GO AS LOW AS HE

CAN TO RILE UP THE BASE,

HE'S PLAYING THE OLD

REPUBLICAN SOUTHERN

STRATEGY.

LET'S PLAY ON RACIAL ANXIETY

AND FEAR.

HE HAS NO SCRUPLES.

>> Stephen: HE IS A FIGHTER,

HE IS A FIGHTER.

>> AND, AND --

>> AND ARE YOU STILL

ATTRACTED TO HIM.

>> Stephen: WHAT IS IT, WHAT

IS IT-- WHAT IS IT THAT

MAKES SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN

MARRIED THREE TIMES

ATTRACTIVE TO THE LADIES.

DAVID CASSIDY, YOU'VE BEEN

MARRIED THREE TIMES.

>> YES, I HAVE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> Stephen: HOW DID YOU LAND

THE SECOND TWO.

WHAT'S THE MAGIC.

>> MONEY.

>> Stephen: DO YOU THINK

THAT JUST MONEY ALONE CAN

PUSH NEWT THROUGH?

COULD HE DRAG IT OUT OR CAN

HE WIN IT.

>> HE DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH

MONEY.

MITT ROMNEY HAS GOT A HECK

OF A LOT MORE MONEY THAN

GINGRICH DOES BETWEEN HIS

CAMPAIGN AND SUPERPAC.

>> Stephen: IS NEWT

DECLARING WAR ON SUCCESS.

BECAUSE NEWT HAS ATTACKED

REALLYNY FOR BAIN CAPITAL.

DO YOU THINK THAT THERE IS

ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE

AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT ROMNEY

HAS MADE AND ITS AMOUNT HE'S

KEPT?

DAVID I WILL GO TO YOU.

>> WELL, I'M A CAPITALIST.

>> RIGHT.

>> I'M GLAD I DIDN'T KNOW

THAT YOU WERE THAT KIND OF

CAPITALIST WHEN I USED TO

KISS YOUR POSTER ON MY WALL.

I MEAN THERE ARE DIFFERENT

KINDS OF CAPITALISTS.

>> Stephen: DAVID, DAVID,

DAVID-- DAVID, HEADS UP.

>> YOU'VE GOT THE TALKING

BALL.

AND HERE IT IS.

>> I BELIEVE-- .

>> Stephen: I'M OVER HERE,

DAVID.

>> I BELIEVE.

(LAUGHTER)

>> SO MUCH SHOW BUSINESS IN

MY LIFE, APOLOGIZE.

I BELIEVE HONESTLY THAT BOTH

OF THEM ARE THE MOST

EMBARRASSING, SAD, PATHETIC,

REALLY?

THIS IS THE BEST WE CAN DO?

>> Stephen: OKAY, BEST PIE.

>> APPLE.

>> Stephen: WRONG.

>> AMERICAN PIE.

>> Stephen: CLOSE.

>> .

>> Stephen: IS THAT TOO MUCH

OF A HARDBALL QUESTION FOR

YOU.

DID I THROW YOU WITH THAT

ONE, DAVID.

>> I'M LOST.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

IN-- CONNECTICUT.

>> BY THE WAY THE ANSWER IS

BLUEBERRY.

OKAY.

IN CONNECTICUT THIS PAST

WEEK FOUR POLICE OFFICERS

ARE BEING INVESTIGATED FOR

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST

HISPANIC MEMBERS OF THE

COMMUNITY.

WHEN THE MAYOR WAS ASKED

ABOUT THIS DISCRIMINATION

THIS IS THE RESPONSE HE GAVE

TO A LOCAL REPORTER, JIM,

CAN YOU ROLL THIS.

>> WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR

THE LATINO COMMUNITY TODAY?

>> I MIGHT HAVE TACOES WHEN

GI HOME, I'M NOT QUITE CLEAR

SURE YET.

>> Stephen: OKAY, HE'S

GETTING HEAT, THIS GUY IS

GETTING HEAT FOR SAYING HE

IS GOING HAVE TACOES.

>> HE SHOULD GET HEAT.

>> Stephen: OKAY, WHY, IS IT

SO PC NOW THAT YOU CAN'T

HAVE TACOES?

IS THAT WHAT IT IS?

>> YOU CAN HAVE TACOES.

YOU JUST CAN'T SAY REPULSIVE

THING ABOUT LATINOS WHEN YOU

ARE TALKING ABOUT TACOES.

>> Stephen: HE DIDN'T.

HE SAID TACOES.

>> THAT IS-- .

>> Stephen: IS SAY IF HE

SAID I WOULD NOT EAT A TACO

BECAUSE IT IS A FILTHY

CUISINE.

>> BUT THE MESSAGE-- .

>> Stephen: THAT WAB.

>> BUT THE --

>> HE'S AN IDIOT.

>> THE MEASURE OF WHAT WE

SAW IN HIS RESPONSE WHICH

WAS OBSCENE IS A MEASURE OF

WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT CITY.

WHERE LATINOS WERE BEATEN,

HARASSED.

THAT'S WHAT-- YOU KNOW THAT

IS THE KIND OF MENTALITY,

THE ATTITUDE.

>> Stephen: HOW DOES EATING

A TACO HURT THAT.

>> YOU DON'T SAY THAT KIND

OF THING.

AFTER YOU-- .

>> Stephen: THAT IS THE PC

POLICE.

THE THOUGHT POLICE, IT IS

THE FOOD POLICE.

>> YOU KNOW WHAT THE

CONSTITUENTS THERE IN HIS

LITTLE TOWN ARE GOING TO SAY,

VIA CON DIOS TO MY MAYOR.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: LISTEN JOHN,

KATRINA, DAVID, THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR JOINING ME.

EVERYBODY GIVE IT UP FOR THE

VERY FIRST GREAT AVAILABLE

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