"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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"Well, if you were Gergen what would you tell McLarty to tell Clinton to tell Christopher to do?"
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"And just who the hell are you to tell me I'm entitled to my opinion?"
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"I think Republicans and Democrats alike can agree that Frank Shustermann is dead."
Let Me Be Vague
"I love that your politics stink."
This Bus Runs on Punditry
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"No more 'Hardball' - I'll talk!"
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"The subject of tonight's discussion is: why are there no women on this panel?"
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"The time of assertion and counter-assertion is upon us."
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"A mean streak - moi?"
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"Both sides described the meeting as a full and free exchange of bullets."
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"My opponent hasn't answer one of my emails."
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"Well, well, well - look who brought the moderates to the fight over our nation's moral core."
"Top this, smart guy!"
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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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"Republican sound bite."
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"And now the conservative view."
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"Sure, he's pulverizing your face, but you're chipping away at his likability."
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"This week on Sunday Hot Takes, the wage gap between men and women - is it really such a bad thing? Jill, you hate other women, start us off with something awful."
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"Can I say something obnoxious and inflammatory under the pretense of playing devil's advocate for a moment?"
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"This election though, am I right?
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"This is out last week to argue about politics before we're all obsessed with 'Game of Thrones.'"
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