The Tie: Purple.
Number 5: Tea Party protestors inflated their numbers, and now they will go back to the town hall meetings in misinforming America on health care. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is having them done in prisons, on the phone, and now will astroturf their own events. Roll that not-so-beautiful astroturfing footage. Meanwhile, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) will personally seek to kill any bill with public options in it. Howard Fineman, are there some straight jackets available to the Good Oldboysandgirls Party?
And speaking of last week's media opportunity, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-
Number 4: When paying veterans who are under 65 with over 2,200 passed away for a lack of insurance and Sen. Tom Colburn (R-OK) holds a bill endorsed by every veterans organization increasing veterans' benefits, especially on this date. And with that, every day according to Harvard University, six of them die. Paul Reickhoff, a leader of a veterans group of those in Iraq and Afghanistan, joins us.
Oddball: In 1938, Typhoid Mary Mallon, died. The new Highway 64 won't be opening for a while thanks to another week thanks to an avalanche. In New Zealand, four baby sharks was born via an unscheduled Caesarian Section.
Best Persons: 3 - Principal Suzy Shepard has a new funding source: One dollar = one test report. Bribery 2 - Pirate Rupert didn't say anything about Prof. Harold Hill was agreeing about Obama being a racist...or did he? 1 - Miss Wasilla was flummoxed about the design of the new presidential dollar according to Fixed Propaganda.
Musical Segue: The Ohio Players' "Fire". Once again, I'd like to say FUCK YOU FRANK CENTOLA AND HIS FUCKING FAMILY!
Number 3: And speaking of Tina Fey's Evil Twin Sister, her new book, Going Rogue has five chapters. Five long chapters according to a story leaked out, throwing John McCain staffers from last year under the tour bus, and her faith beliefs. And she wants to be a talk show host. (Personally, I might be setting some sort of record for most tags in a live Countdown blog.) Richard Wolffe, himself an author, joins us to riffle through it all.
Number 2 (Worst Persons in the World)
Bronze - Lou Dobbs has quit his CNN job. Who wants a used Lou Dobbs? Who wants a used Lou Dobbs impression? (Where's my teeth?)
Silver - Billo is back in paranoid mode, evoking a note that he has the biggest rated show on TV.
Gold - The American Colalition for Clean Coal Electricity sent forged letters on NAACP to congresspersons on their stand, and then sent two veterans group some e-mails on their stand on this important date.
Number 1: I disliked Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (even if he blew the line he had in Airplane! about dragging [Bill] Lambeer and [Bill] Walton up and down the court forty minutes a night on Celebrity Jeopardy!; can you imagine Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek and Darrell Hammond as Sean Connery mocking him on SNL if that was scripted?) when he faced the 76ers back in the 1980's, but now he has a rare from of leukemia and now I am feeling for him as he speaks to Keith tonight about the health care crisis.
And with that, we'll see you tomorrow night.