There's 55 days until the Inauguration of Braack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, 2,036 days since "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq, 30 days until Christmas, two days until Thanksgiving, 67 days until Super Bowl XLIII and a Partridge in a Pear Tree as Keith arrives on your TV screen this evening.
The Tie: Pink.
The Tie: Pink.
Number 5: "It is a done deal" as Robert Gates will still be the Secratary of Defense for another year. Ex-Marine Jim Jones has been named as the NSC. The whole team will be rolled out after Thanksgiving, and Howard Feinstein won't be part of the cabinet...but Hillary is all but on board as well. Widely successful from the
victory in Iraq failure that was Rumsfeld, we also see behind Keith the testing of the Christmas lights on the Rockefeller Center tree. They're lighting it next Wednesday LIVE ET at 8 PM on the parent network, dropping the abysmal failure of a remake called Knight Rider in the process. DON'T HASSLE THE HOFF! So this means Keith will move to another position at Studio 1A Second floor. Or they'll just move him to the big room at 3A.
How does this equate with change? Chris Hayes from The Nation answers those questions for us, and enters the All Cliche team stating "that ship has sailed." Right...but it's only for twelve months, and he'll have to follow orders from President Obama, until a new SoD is appointed later in 2009 or 2010. Gates will bring the troops home from what we understand. Did we mention that Gates was the last known link to Iran-Contra?
Number 4: Another day, another Obama ecomomic presser, and don't forget, there's another one tomorrow (11/26) before he takes a break for the holidays, much like this blog after that date for a couple days as far as live blogging. So for tonight's "What Do We Do Now?" segment, and new Budgermeister Meisterbudget Peter Orzog knows where the bodies are buried. So, President-elect Obama will consult with Republicans as well. Hello, partianship! And Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman gets the belated contrats from Keith. Did you know we're losing 300,000 jobs/month? Secratary of the Treasury Paulson is also trying to get another $600 billion for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and some other relatives. The chaos continues. "Daddy, what did you do in jail during the bailout?" And Krugman wanted to know what Bush XLIII nicknamed him.
Oddball: On this day in 1900, Helen Gahagan Douglas was born, she was the one who first called Richard Nixon "Tricky Dick." As for the NASA toolbag, it's streaking over Canada, eh? And in Canyon City, Colorado, a jet flyer using a backpack crossed over in 21 seconds.
Best Persons: #3 - One guy steals 15 electric transformers in New Zealand. The billboard comapny had put his pictures on four billboards around Auckland, and now that thief will be doing electrical work in the big house! #2 - The Manly Annie Coultergeist broke her jaw and has it wired shut. Happy Thanksgiving Day, Coultergeist, enjoy the turkey soup. You can write your own punchlines. #1 - Ex California representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham's plea for clemency has 13 signatures...over three years. The jokes write themselves as they say.
Musical Segue: "Duke's Place" (a/k/a "C-Jam Blues") by The Duke Ellington Orchestra featuring Ella Fitzgerald.
Number 3: John McCain held his first press conference since losing to Obama, and one media member called him "Governor". You must be mistaking him for possible cabinet nominee Janet Napoletano, for crying out loud! Cue the Debbie Downer music (and the Denver Broncos fans yelling "IN-COM-PLETE!") but McCain will run again. For Senate in 2010. And there was the Sarah Palin subject, and McCain's happy for her. BTW, the Tina Fey wannabe will be in Georgia campaigning for the imcumbant senator next week in the runoff election. Chris Collizza answers the questions on how bad this is for McCain as he blames the fiscial mismanagement of the GOP (he's a maverick) and the Palin 2012 campaign rolls on, mayhaps? Not so fast, my friends.
Bushed!: #3 - Remember Freedom's Watch? It's about to go to that great PAC in the sky after handing the keys to the government to the Democrats. #2 - The original 45 cololition members went as far as 49...but the posting date was still the same even after several countries wanted out, then back in. #1 - The first list of the lame duck pardons is out, including one for someone killing an Bald Eagle. He was trying to kill coyotes. This guy kills three symbols of freedom. Adolph Bush XLIII killed...about 33?
Number 2 (Worst Persons in the World):
Bronze - The head of the South Carolina GOP is running for the national job, and was a member of a racist (white-only) country club.
Silver - Mark Williams of the "Our Country Deserves Better PAC" who is planning to be running teevee commercials saying thanks to Sarah Palin on Thanksgiving Day during the NFL games. Yes, boys and girls, TURKEY DAY! Cue the interview slaughter goodness.
Gold - Dick Morris took $10 K for asking people to donate to the GOP Trust and doing so on Fixed Noise. Journalistic ethics my rear end. Oh, wait a minute, Fixed Noise doen't have journalistic ethics!
Number 1: A new survey says that those who voted against California's Prop 8, banning same-sex marriage, would change their mind and if it were up to them adfter seeing the protests at the Mormon temples, and given a repeal vote at the next election, they would vote to do so. Newt Gingrich's smarter (lesbian) sister, Candace, joins Keith to discuss this, and thanks Keith for the Special Comment two weeks ago on the topic.
Thanks for coming. You wanted the best, you got the best. Ladies and gentleman, KISS!