"That's an excellent prescreened question, but before I give you my stock answer I'd like to try to disarm everyone with a carefully rehearsed joke."
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"You picked the wrong religion, period. I'm not going to argue about it."
"That's it? That's the minority report?"
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This Bus Runs on Punditry
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"Afterward, there will be a short Q. and A. that will be just long enough for one person to take up too much of it."
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"That's not just my opinion. It also happens to be the opinion of some guy on NPR."
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"It blew a gasket during a particularly heated exchange on William Buckley's 'Firing Line.'"
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"And I'd like to ask my mud-slinging opponent if he's been faithful to that moose he married."
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"And now I'll open up the floor to softballs."
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"I found the old format much more exciting."
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"I know...,he's a friend of mine,...and you're no...!"
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"This evening, the role of Bob Novak is being played by my husband, Norman Hatcher."
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"I beg to differ, I find 'Bad' to be every bit as good as, and in some respects far superior to, 'Thriller.' "
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"We could argue forever about whether or not that was justified.
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"Watching people argue about the world situation night after night makes me feel like I'm doing something about it."
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"That's how you think because you're an egghead."
"I got into the stupidest thing with my reflection this morning."
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"And now the conservative view."
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"Maybe I'm wrong about Syria, but it's only a party so why not lighten up and agree with me?"
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Cockfight of words
"It's your mother with a rebuttal."
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"Furthermore, my opponent does not believe in Canadian Unexceptionalism."
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"OMG!!! There's a pence on my feet!"