It was great to Anderson Cooper back at the helm for Monday's AC360. When Larry King did the toss he said AC was in Los Angeles, I assume that's due to his scheduled appearance on the Ellen Degeneres Show. I did some checking, but I couldn't figure out if Ellen taped Monday or this morning.
Don't forget to set your TIVO's (times vary so check you local listings). Sapphire told me Ellen got Tom Brokaw to do a little dancing on Monday's show. Don't hold you breath but maybe she'll get AC to do a little sumpin?
Monday's AC360 led off with a report on the candidates, by Candy Crowley. As Candy said 'Tis the season for body blows'. When I listen to the back and forth between Obama and Clinton I get very annoyed. The one thing the Dems need to do is present a united front. This sniping is not going to win them the election, no matter who the candidate is.
After Candy's story there was a great round table with Republican strategist Ed Rollins, David Gergen and Katrina Vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation. I was a bit surprised that Rollins and Gergen are putting so much stock in Oprah's announcement that she would campaign for Obama in December. Maybe they don't realize that women actually have brains and can think for themselves? If someone is going to vote for Obama just because Oprah tells them too.....wow that just leaves me speechless.
Speaking of speechless....not much to add to John Kings excellent report on Rudy Giuliani's flip flopping on abortion. I am so sick of politician's talking out of both sides of their mouths.
And while we're on the subject of abortion what did you think of Randi Kaye's report about doctors refusing birth control pills to patients? Shouldn't you be warned in advance, maybe when making an appointment, that the doctor will not prescribe birth control? What is a patient to do? Just go from doctor to doctor, paying co-pays, until you find someone that will help you? How ridiculous is that?
Did you catch AC's comment after Kiran Chetry's tease for American Morning? He said "And how many cup holders does it have, that's the question......like the Simpson mobile." Anyone know what he was talking about? Thanks to Aruna and Sapphire I do. It's from an episode where Homer meets his half brother and designs a car with cupholders all over the place. Homer says "
"Like a place to put my drink. Not a little cup, but one of those 'super-slurpers at the Kwik-E-Mart."
Anderson said he's headed to Florida today for the You Tube debates. He also said he'd see us tonight so I guess Tuesday's AC360 will be live from Florida? Stay tuned.
And speaking of Anderson's travels any guesses to where he was last week? We'd heard he was on vacation, but couldn't really verify where, until today. We can now tell you he was in Italy. How do we know that? Read and learn.