January 25, 2012 - Paula Broadwell

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Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address, Mitch Daniels counters it with a Republican rebuttal, and Paula Broadwell examines General David Petraeus' career.

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>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY

SHOW."

MY NAME IS JON STEWART, WE HAVE

A GOOD ONE FOR YOU TONIGHT.

OUR GUEST IS PAULA BROADWELL, A

NEW BOOK ON DAVID PETRAEUS AND

FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND PAULA CAN

AND MAY CRUSH ME LIKE A WALNUT.

IN HER BARE HANDS.

NOW, LATELY OBVIOUSLY WE'VE

HEARD AND THE CANDIDATES RUNNING

TO BE THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR

PRESIDENT, BUT DID YOU KNEE...

WERE YOU AWARE?

WE ALREADY HAVE A PRESIDENT.

>> MR. SPEAKER, THE PRESIDENT OF

THE UNITED STATES!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Jon: LAST NIGHT, THE

CURRENT PRESIDENT STRODE TO THE

PODIUM TO DELIVER A MESSAGE TO

THE CITIZENS OF THIS GREAT

NATION.

AND OBVIOUSLY FOR A SPEECH LIKE

THIS, JOINT SESSION, YOU WANT TO

EASE IN.

YOU WANT TO WARM UP THE CROWD

GRADUALLY.

>>

♪ I'M SO IN LOVE WITH YOU... ♪

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Jon: (HUMMING)

KIDDING AROUND.

HE DIDN'T OPEN THE STATE OF THE STATE OF

UNION WITH AN AL GREENE SONG.

HE SHOULD HAVE, THOUGH.

>> FOR THE FIRST TIME TWO

DECADES, OSAMA BIN LADEN IS NOT

A THREAT TO THIS COUNTRY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

(LAUGHTER).

>> Jon: YOU OPEN WITH "I

KILLED BIN LADEN"?

YOU OPEN WITH THAT?

"HEY, EVERYBODY, HOW YOU DOING?

YOU HAVING A NICE NIGHT?

I (BLEEP)ING KILLED BIN LADEN

EXPWRNCHTS I KILLED HIM!"

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

DOES RICK SPRINGFIELD OPEN WITH

JESSE'S GIRL?

NO!

HE OPENS WITH "I'VE DONE

EVERYTHING FOR YOU" AND

TRANSITIONS TO "DON'T TALK TO

STRANGERS" SLOWS IT DOWN WITH

"AFFAIR OF THE HEART" AND THEN

WHEN YOU THINK IT CAN'T GET ANY

MORE (BLEEP)ING BEAUTIFUL

"JESSE'S GIRL"!

AND THE PLACE GOES NUTS!

IT GOES NUTS!

(APPLAUSE)

SORRY.

SORRY.

IT WAS THE GREATEST NIGHT OF MY

LIFE.

(LAUGHTER)

ANYWAY, WHERE WAS I?

STATE OF THE UNION.

ALL RIGHT, YOU KILLED BIN LADEN,

WHAT ELSE YOU GOT?

>> WASHINGTON IS BROKEN.

SEEMS TO GET WORSE EVERY YEAR.

SOME OF THIS HAS TO DO WITH THE

CORROSIVE INFLUENCE OF MONEY IN

POLITICS.

THE WAY CONGRESS DOES ITS

BUSINESS THESE DAYS.

WHO BENEFITED FROM THAT FIASCO?

LOWER THE TEMPERATURE IN THIS

TOWN.

NO SIDE ISSUES, NO DRAMA.

THE OPPONENTS OF ACTION ARE OUT

OF EXCUSES.

SO FAR YOU VICE PRESIDENT ACTED.

>> Jon: WELL, I GUESS WHAT I'M

SAYING, PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM

COULDN'T GET LAID IN A WHORE

HOUSE.

(LAUGHTER)

IN A BAG FILLED WITH (BLEEP).

(LAUGHTER)

HOPE AND CHANGE 2012.

CUE THE "ROCKY" THEME.

"I KILLED BIN LADEN!"

WAIT, IF EVERYBODY THERE SUCKS,

HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET THE

VOTERS ON YOUR SIDE?

PERHAPS YOU BROUGHT SOMETHING IN

YOUR GOODY BAG, SANTA?

>> WE'RE PROVIDING NEW TAX

CREDITS TO COMPANIES THAT HIRE

VETS.

IF YOU'RE AN AMERICAN

MANUFACTURER YOU SHOULD GET A

BIGGER TAX CUT.

IF YOU'RE A HIGH-TECH MEFERRER

WE SHOULD DOUBLE THE TAX

DEDUCTION YOU GET.

EXTEND THE TUITION TAX CREDIT WE

STARTED.

EXPAND TAX RELIEF TO SMALL

BUSINESSES.

PASS CLEAN ENERGY TAX CREDITS.

CREATE THESE JOBS.

(APPLAUSE).

>> Jon: MY GOD, HE'S TAX

CREDIT OPRAH!

(LAUGHTER)

"YOU GET A TAX CREDIT!

YOU GET A TAX CREDIT!

EVERYBODY GETS A TAX CREDIT!

AND THEN JOHN TRAVOLTA'S

COMING!"

WOW, OBAMA WAS KILLING IT!

I MEAN, NOTHING COULD STOP HIS

MOMENTUM.

>> WE GOT RID OF ONE RULE FROM

40 YEARS AGO THAT COULD HAVE

FORCED SOME DAIRY FARMERS

130-TO-SPEND $10,000 A YEAR

PROVING THAT THEY COULD CONTAIN

A SPILL BECAUSE MILK WAS SOMEHOW

CLASSIFIED AS AN OIL.

AND WITH A RULE LIKE THAT, I

GUESS IT WAS WORTH CRYING OVER

SPILLED MILK.

>> Jon: BY THE WAY, AS INTHOB

DOES COMEDY FOR A LIVING, BEEN

THERE.

AND I CAN TELL YOU FROM

EXPERIENCE, THE WORST PART ISN'T

THE CROWD'S REACTION-- IT'S THE

WIFE'S.

>> WITH A RULE LIKE THAT, I

GUESS IT WAS WORTH CRYING OVER

SPILLED MILK.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: YOU KNOW, WHAT THAT

FACE SAYS?

THAT FACE SAYS "(BLEEP)ING TOLD

YOU THAT WASN'T FUNNY.

I TOLD YOU IT WASN'T FUNNY."

(LAUGHTER)

SPILLED MILK IS NOT FUNNY.

NOT FUNNY TO ME, NOT FUNNY TO

CHILDREN, IT'S NOT A JOKE.

FOR ME, CUT ATRY THE AUDIENCE

REACTIONS IS HALF THE FUN OF THE

STATE OF THE UNION.

CLEARLY THE DIRECTOR HAS GOTTEN

AN ADVANCE COPY OF THE SPEECH SO

HE CAN TIME EACH SHOT.

WHEN OBAMA MENTIONED STEVE JOBS,

BOOM, CUT AWAY TO MRS. JOBS.

MENTIONS TRANSPORTATION CUTS?

SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN HE

MENTIONS ISRAEL.

>> OUR IRONCLAD COMMITMENT-- AND

I MEAN IRONCLAD-- TO ISRAEL'S

SECURITY HAS MEANT THE CLOSEST

CORPORATION BETWEEN OUR TWO

COUNTRIES IN HISTORY.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: YOU MENTION ISRAEL AND

THEY CUT TO ME, CHUCK SCHUMER?

I MEAN, THERE'S LIEBERMAN,

THERE'S LAUTENBERG, THERE'S

LEVIN, THAT'S JUST THE "L" JEWS.

(LAUGHTER)

I MEAN... I MEAN, I'M A JEW, I'M

NOT "THE" JEW.

(LAUGHTER)

IT'S LIKE THE GOLDEN GLOBES

WHERE ANY TIME ANYONE MENTIONED

BLACK PEOPLE...

>> OUR NEXT PRESENTER IS BRITISH

LIKE ME.

WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT HIM IS

HE'S VERY RACIST.

VERY.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: WAIT, WAIT, WHERE'S

THE CAST OF "THE HELP"?

ANYWAY, I DON'T ENVY THE

PRESIDENT'S ROLE OF THE STATE OF

THE UNION.

THERE'S VERY IT WILL THAT WILL

CAN UNITE THIS VERY DIVIDED

CONGRESS.

GREEN TAX CUTS GET APPLAUSE FROM

DEMOCRATS.

EXPANDED OIL DRILLING GETS IT

FROM REPUBLICANS.

VERY LITTLE TO BRING THEM TO...

WELL, ONE THING, ACTUALLY.

>> AMERICA IS DETERMINED TO

PREVENT IRAN FROM GETTING A

NUCLEAR WEAPON AND I WILL TAKE

NO OPTIONS OFF THE TABLE TO

ACHIEVE THAT GOAL.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Jon: WOW.

WHEN DID A NEW WAR IN A MIDDLE

EAST COUNTRY BECOME THE AMERICAN

PRESIDENTIAL EQUIVALENT OF... I

DON'T KNOW, THIS.

>> HEY, EVERYBODY, WE'RE ALL

GONNA GET

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: SO THE PRESIDENT'S

SPEECH...

(APPLAUSE).

... A LAUNDRY LIST OF THINGS

HE'S DONE AND GONNA DO.

HE MENTIONED THE STATE OF THE

UNION IS STRONG AND GETTING

STRONGER.

TO THE REBUTTAL.

>> WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA CLAIMS

THAT THE STATE OF OUR UNION IS

ANYTHING BUT GRAVE HE MUST KNOW

IN HIS HEART THAT THIS IS NOT

TRUE.

>> Jon: WHAT'S WITH MR. CRANKY

PANTS.

I GUESS SOMEBODY DIDN'T KILL BIN

LADEN.

(LAUGHTER)

ACTUALLY, IT'S INDIANA GOVERN

MITCH DANIELS CHANNELING

REAGAN'S FAMED MORNING IN

AMERICA OPTIMISM BUT INSTEAD OF

MORNING IT'S EVENING AND INSTEAD

OF OPTIMISM IT'S DESPAIR.

HERE'S SOME OF THE JUMP OFF THE

CLIFF NOTES.

>> WE'RE ONLY A SHORT DISTANCE

BEHIND GREECE, SPAIN, AND OTHER

EUROPEAN COUNTRIES NOW FACING

ECONOMIC CATASTROPHE.

THE PRESIDENT HAS PUT US ON A

COURSE TO MAKE IT RADICALLY

WORSE IN THE YEARS AHEAD.

THE FIRST GENERATION IN MEMORY

TO FACE A FUTURE LESS PROMISING

THAN THEIR PARENTS.

NO NATION, NO ENTITY, CAN THRIVE

OR SURVIVE INTACT WITH DEBT SO

HUGE AS OURS.

WE HAVE A SHORT GRACE PERIOD TO

DEAL WITH OUR DANGERS.

THE TIME IS RUNNING OUT.

IF WE DRIFT PARALYZED OVER A

NIAGRA OF DEBT WE WILL ALL

SUFFER.

THANKS FOR LISTENING.

GOOD NIGHT.

(LAUGHTER)

(APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: AS LONG AS WE'RE

TOGETHER MR. PUDDLES NOTHING

MATTERS.

EITHER THAT DUDE IS LIVING IN A

HEALTH SCAPE DEVOID OF ALL OPRAH

BEAUTY OR HE'S FROM INDIANA.

BOOM!

BOOM!

(APPLAUSE)

NOW I REALLY AM GOING TO GET MY

ASS KICKED BY PAULA BROADWELL

BECAUSE I JUST PULL MID-BACK

OUT.

(LAUGHTER)

BUT IF MITCH DANIELS DELIVERED

THE WARNING MITT ROMNEY EMBODY

IT HAD TOLL OUR TROUBLES ARE

TAKING.

THE NORMALLY IN CONTROL AND

STAID ROMNEY DISPLAYED THAT

DANCING HAIR COW LICK AND SWEATY

VISAGE OF A HANDSOME SEEMINGLY

NORMAL STEP DAD IN A MOVIE WHO

LOSES HIS TEMPER AND

ACCIDENTALLY BEATS SOMEONE TO

DEATH WITH A GOLF CLUB.

"NO SON OF MINE LOSES THE SOAP

BOX DERBY!"

BLOOD, BLOOD!

(PHONE RINGS)S)

HELL 1234R0E ALL RIGHT, MITT,

I GUESS IT'S GOOD THOUGH, HE'S

FINALLY GOT FIRE IN HIS BELLY.

>> NOW HE'S TALKING ABOUT ALL

THESE NEW IDEAS AND WHAT HE'S

GOING TO DO?

WELL, WHERE WAS HE DURING HIS

FIRST TWO YEARS?

WHY DIDN'T HE GET THESE THINGS

DONE DURING HIS FIRST TWO YEARS?

SERIOUSLY.

>> Jon: YOU KNOW, EVEN WHEN

THERE'S A FIRE INSIDE MITT

ROMNEY IT'S STILL JUST A WEIRD

ELECTRICAL FIRE

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

NO STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS IS

COMPLETE WITHOUT A FULL PANEL

DISCUSSION TO ILLUMINATE AND

ANALYZE.

>> I THOUGHT THE PRESIDENT'S

SPEECH LAST NIGHT WAS ON POINT.

>> IT WAS A CAMPAIGN SPEECH.

>> IT WAS A STRONG AND CONFIDENT

SPEECH.

>> IT WAS ENTIRELY SAFE.

>> VERY BIPARTISAN.

VERY ACCEPTABLE.

>> I DIDN'T HEAR ANYTHING TOO

INSPIRING.

>> I THINK THIS SPEECH IN THE

END WAS A BIT BORING.

>> AND I THOUGHT HE REALLY HIT

IT OUT OF THE PARK.

>> IT WAS GREAT BAD DULL

EXCITING.

THAT WAS USELESS.

(LAUGHTER)

SO PANEL DISCUSSIONS AT THIS

POINT ARE ALMOST AS ROTE AS THE

PRESIDENT'S SPEECH ITSELF.

THAT'S WHY OUR OWN (BLEEP)ING

TEAM DOESN'T GET BOGGED DOWN IN

PEDANTIC PARTISAN ARGUMENTS

ABOUT THE WORDS USED OR CONTENT.

(LAUGHTER)

(BLEEP)ING TABLE ON TELEVISION

ANALYZES THIS YEAR'S STATE OF

THE UNION FROM THE ONE

PERSPECTIVE WE NEVER HEAR

ABOUT-- WITHOUT AUDIO.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

WELCOME.

SAMANTHA BEE, WYATT CENAC, AL

MADRIGAL.

THEY HAVE ALL WATCHED THE STATE

OF THE UNION ADDRESS LAST NIGHT.

>> YES, WE DID.

>>.

>> Jon: AND YOU WATCHED IT

WITH THE SOUND OFF.

>> JIM.

>> AIRPORT.

>> THROUGH A BEST BUY WINDOW ON

THE STREET.

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT.

LET'S GET YOUR TAKES ON THE

SPEECH.

AL MADRIGAL?

>> MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS "WHAT

THE HELL WAS IN JOE BIDEN'S

MOUTH?"

LOOK AT HIM WORKING IT.

IS HE TRYING TO GET PEANUT

BUTTER OUT OF HIS GUMS?

>> THAT'S HOW THEY GET HORSES TO

TALK.

>> I THINK IT WAS A PUBIC HAIR.

I HATE THAT SO MUCH.

>> WELL, PUBIC HAIRS THEY STICK

TO PEANUT BUTTER, RIGHT?

>> OH, YEAH, THEY DO.

BELIEVE ME.

I KNOW.

(LAUGHTER).

>> Jon: I THINK IT WAS

PROBABLY JUST LIKE A LOZENGE OF

SOME SORT.

>> SOMETHING HE CAN CHEW ON SO

HE DOESN'T SHOUT OUT "MOTHER

(BLEEP)ER" FOR NO REASON.

(LAUGHTER)

>> NOT THAT YOU COULD BLAME HIM

BECAUSE THAT ROOM IS FULL OF

MOTHER (BLEEP)ERS.

>> Jon: WHY?

DID ANYTHING STRIKE YOU?

>> YEAH, WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT

MONSTER PLANT ON THAT LADY'S

JACKET?

I THINK IT'S THE TOP OF HER

HEAD.

>> I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT THING

DIDN'T SHOUT "FEED ME SEYMOUR."

>> IT'S LIKE A PLANT THAT CAN

BITE YOUR HEAD OFF.

>> YES!

>> JON, I'D LIKE TO RECOGNIZE A

MOMENT OF TRUE TRANSCENDENCE

CAPTURED BY THE CAMERAS.

>> Jon: SURE.

>> GOD HIMSELF GAVE PRESIDENT

OBAMA HIS HEAVENLY BLESSINGS.

THAT IS QUITE THE ENDORSEMENT IN

AN ELECTION YEAR.

>> Jon: SURE.

>> AND A BIG (BLEEP) YOU TO MITT

ROMNEY.

>> Jon: BIG.

(LAUGHTER)

>> I'M SORRY, WHO?

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT, DID ANY OF

YOU CATCH THE REPUBLICAN

REBUTTAL BY MITCH DANIELS OF

INDIANA?

>> OH, MY GOD!

IS THAT WHO THAT WAS?

>> Jon: UH-HUH.

>> I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE GHOST

OF CALVIN COOLIDGE.

(LAUGHTER)

>> THAT'S RIDICULOUS.

THE REPUBLICAN REBUTTAL WAS

CLEARLY A SURREALIST HOMAGE TO

"EGG BALANCE ON TOP OF A HAT."

>> Jon: I GOT MORE OF A

"BENJAMIN BUTTON" VIBE.

JUST A COUPLE MINUTES BEFORE HE

GETS SUPER HANDSOME.

ANYBODY?

>> SORRY, JON, PLEASE, IF WE'RE

GOING WITH MOVIES THIS IS

OBVIOUSLY "ALBERT NOBBS."

IT'S GLENN CLOSE DRESSED LIKE A

VICTORIAN GENTLEMEN.

>> I DON'T SEE IT.

>> WAIT FOR IT.

WAIT FOR IT.

OKAY.

>> OH, YEAH, ALL RIGHT.

SNOO.

>> I THOUGHT THAT GUY LOOKED

LIKE ONE OF THOSE SPOOKY

PORTRAITS IN A SCOOBY DO HAUNTED

HOUSE WITH THE EYES THAT FOLLOW

YOU.

RUH-ROH.

>> Jon: I GET THAT.

WELL, LISTEN GUYS THANKS SO MUCH

FOR YOUR ANALYSIS.

THIS MET ALL OF MY EXPECTATIONS.

I THINK FROM NOW ON PANELS

SHOULDN'T WATCH THESE SPEECHES.

>> I AGREE.

>> WELL DONE.

>>

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK TO THE

SHOW, MY GUEST TONIGHT, A

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE AT HARVARD

UNIVERSITY AND A Ph.D.

CANDIDATE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF

LONDON.

HER BOOK IS CALLED "ALL IN: THE

EDUCATION OF GENERAL DAVID

PETRAEUS."

PLEASE WELLDOM THE PROGRAM PAULA

BROADWELL.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: THANK YOU FOR JOINING

US.

I HAVEN'T SEEN YOU SINCE THE

TRIATHLON WE BOTH DID.

>> YOU DID GREAT.

REALLY PROUD OF YOU.

KEEP AFTER IT.

>> Jon: THE BOOK IS CALLED

"ALL IN."

NOW SO THE LAST TIME I RECALL A

JOURNALIST OR AUTHOR WITH

EMBEDDED... EMBEDDED WITH THE

PERSON AT THIS LEVEL IT WAS

McKRYSTAL AND IT WAS "ROLLING

STONE" AND HE GOT FIRED.

HOW DID THEY LET YOU... HOW DID

PETRAEUS ALLOW THAT?

DID HE KNOW YOU WERE THERE?

WERE YOU, LIKE, HIDING?

DID HE ALLOW THIS?

(LAUGHTER)

>> I WAS AN INSURGENT.

NO.

I HAD BEEN WORKING ON THIS

PROJECT AS MY DISSERTATION AND

WHEN HE WENT TO AFGHANISTAN IN

THE SUMMER OF 2010 I DECIDED TO

TURN IT INTO A BOOK AND I SHOT

HIM AN E-MAIL AND SAID "I'M

GOING TO GO FOR IT."

I'M NOT SURE HE TOOK ME

SERIOUSLY BUT I SHOWED UP IN

AFGHANISTAN, SENT HIM AN E-MAIL

AND SAID "I'M HERE I'M DOING

THIS."

AS YOU KNOW MY BACKGROUND IS THE

MILITARY AND I WENT TO THE

MILITARY ACADEMY ALSO SO I HAD A

NATURAL NETWORK TO WORK WITH.

>> Jon: THEY TRUSTED YOU A

LITTLE BIT MORE.

AND LISTEN PEOPLE IN THESE BOOK

VERY RARELY... THEY ALWAYS THINK

"I'LL BE THE ONE TO OUTSMART,

I'LL GET THE ACCESS."

AND IT NEVER... BUT IN THIS... I

MEAN THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL

THING IS I WOULD SAY THE REAL

CONTROVERSY HERE IS IS HE

AWESOME OR INCREDIBLY AWESOME?

IT'S A NICE PORTRAIT.

>> I HAVE A DETAIL TO SHARE WITH

YOU.

HE CAN TURN WATER INTO BOTTLED

WATER.

>> Jon: WHAT?

>> ISN'T THAT YOUR LINE?

>> Jon: WE DID FIND OUT HIS

NICKNAME IS PEACHES.

(LAUGHTER)

>> IT WAS PEACHES WHEN HE WAS

IN... HE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND

IT FOLLOWED HIM TO WEST POINT

AND THAT STUCK A BIT.

>> Jon: WELL I THINK I STUCK

IT IN THERE RIGHT THERE.

PEACHES.

(LAUGHTER)

HE'S TAKEN ON SOME OF THE MOST

DIFFICULT NATION BUILDING

EXERCISES THAT THIS COUNT ARE

HAS EVER BEEN INVOLVED WITH AND

YET HE SEEMS TO JUST KEEP AN

INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF ENERGY AND

FOCUS ON IT.

IS THAT YOUR SENSE?

>> HE'S A VERY HIGH ENERGY

PERSON AND I THINK HE DOES GAIN

ENERGY FROM FEELING LIKE HE'S

CONSEQUENTIAL AND MAKING A

DIFFERENCE AND HE LOVES SERVING

AND TO BE IN THE ARENA AND SO IN

SOME SENSE IT WAS AN HONOR FOR

HIM AND IN A GREAT SENSE IT WAS

AN HONOR TO GO BACK TO

AFGHANISTAN AND SERVE AS A FIELD

COMMANDER AGAIN.

>> Jon: DID YOU EVER THINK...

DO YOU PINCH HIM?

IT'S THE KIND OF A... DID YOU

JUST THINK "WHAT'S WRONG WITH

THIS CAT?

WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?"

HE WAS SHOT AND, LIKE, THEY

PATCHED HIM UP AND SIX WEEKS

LATER HE WAS BACK OUT.

I MEAN...

>> HE'S HAD A COUPLE, YES.

HE WAS INJURED IN A FREE-FALL

PARACHUTE ACTION AND CRUSHED HIS

PELVIS AND IT WAS BACK IN THE

SWIMMING POOL SWIMMING A MILE A

COUPLE OF MONTHS LATER... COUPLE

WEEKS LATER AND THEN RUNNING

NINE MONTHS LATER.

HE WAS SHOT IN THE CHEST AND HE

WAS DOING PUSHUPS TO GET...

IMPROVE AND GET OUT OF THE

HOSPITAL AND STARTED RUNNING

AGAIN.

HE JUST HAS A TENACIOUS WILL AND

IS RELENTLESS IN WHATEVER HE

DOES AND I THINK GETTING BACK IN

THE...

>> Jon: YOU'RE A RUNNER AND TO

GET TO KNOW HIM, HE WANTED TO

RUN WITH YOU?

SO YOU RAN TOGETHER.

>> THIS IS A TYPICAL MECHANISM

HE USES TO GET TO KNOW YOUNG

PEOPLE.

HE'S DONE IT THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE

SO IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ME

TO INTERVIEW HIM ON A RUN AND I

THINK IT WAS... I WAS... I

THOUGHT I'D TEST HIM BUT HE WAS

GOING TO TEST ME AND IT ENDED UP

BEING A TEST FOR BOTH OF US

SINCE WE BOTH RAN QUICKLY.

BUT THAT WAS THE FOUNDATION OF

OUR RELATIONSHIP.

AND WHEN I WAS IN KABUL WE WOULD

DO A LOT OF INTERVIEWS ON RUNS.

FOR HIM I THINK IT WAS A GOOD

DISTRACTION FROM THE WAR AND, OF

COURSE, HE'S A BIT CONCERNED

THAT SOMEONE IN HIS POSITION

WOULD BE ABOUT LEGACY AND HE

ALSO... FROM A MENTORING POINT

OF VIEW HE WANTED TO HELP ME

FROM THE PROJECT.

FOR QUITE A WHILE HE THOUGHT I

WAS ONLY WORKING ON MY

DISSERTATION SO HE WAS HAPPY TO

FACILITATE THAT AS HE DID WITH

MANY OTHER YOUNG STUDENTS.

>> Jon: LET'S GO BACK TO THE

RUNNING THING.

I HAVE FOUND ON RUNS...

(LAUGHTER).

IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO CONDUCT

INTERVIEWS BECAUSE I'M HAVING

TROUBLE, I GUESS, WITH, LIKE

A... I GUESS YOU WOULD CALL IT A

BURNING SENSATION IN MY CHEST.

(LAUGHTER)

SO I CAN'T BREATHE.

HOW... IS IT... WHAT IS IT...

DOES HE DROP HIS... DO YOU EVER

FEEL LIKE HE DROPS HIS GUARD

WITH YOU?

HOW MUCH OF IT DO YOU THINK WAS

HIM PROTECTING A LEGACY.

LIKE AT A CERTAIN POINT LIKE TEN

MILES IN WAS HE EVER LIKE "I

DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING!

I FAILED EVERYONE THAT EVER

LOVED ME!"

LIKE ANYTHING?

>> NO DIRTY SECRETS.

HE WOULD JUST PICK UP THE PACE

SO NEITHER OF US COULD TALK.

>> Jon: PEACHES.

HOW DOES HE GET ALONG WITH... DO

THE OTHER PEOPLE IN THE CHAIN OF

COMMAND RESENT HIS SUCCESS?

HIS REPUTATION?

IS THAT A DIFFICULT THING?

I KNOW IT'S A POLITICAL WORLD.

>> SURE, HE REALIZES THAT HE'S

SEEN A BIT AS AN AMBITIOUS

INDIVIDUAL.

YOU WANT SOMEBODY WHO'S

AMBITIOUS AND DRIVEN AND HAS A

WILL TO WIN.

I THINK THAT'S EXACTLY WHO YOU

WANT AND THE TYPE OF LEADERSHIP

JOHNS HE'S BEEN IN AND I THINK

IT'S PUT SOME OF HIS PEERS AT

ODDS WITH HIM BUT IN THE SAME

SENSE IT'S COMMANDED GREAT

RESPECT.

I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY SENIOR

MILITARY LEADER OR ANYONE WHO'S

WORKED CLOSELY WITH HIM THAT

WOULDN'T ACKNOWLEDGE HE GOES ALL

INTO WHAT HE DOES TO HELP THE

ORGANIZATION SUCCEED.

>> Jon: THIS STRIKES ME AS ONE

OF THOSE STORIES.

IF THIS WERE... IT'S HARD NOT TO

IMAGINE HIM RUNNING FOR

PRESIDENT.

IT'S HARD NOT TO IMAGINE SOMEONE

IN THIS POSITION RUNNING FOR

PRESIDENT.

DO YOU THINK THAT IS THE... SEE,

YOU'RE SMILING AS THOUGH THAT

CAME UP AT LIKE MILE 15.

(LAUGHTER)

LIKE AT WHAT... IS HE RUNNING

FOR PRESIDENT AT SOME LEVEL?

SOME... IS HE THAT... HE'S A

LONG-TERM STRATEGIC THINKER.

>> NO, HE'S NOT.

MY HUSBAND WANT MISS TOE SAY HE

IS BECAUSE IT WILL SELL MORE

BOOKS.

(LAUGHTER)

SORRY, HONEY, I COULDN'T DO IT.

(LAUGHS)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: THAT WAS THE MOST

AWESOME SELLOUT I HAVE EVER SEEN

IN MY LIFE!

THAT WAS ONE OF THOSE LIKE I WAS

JUST ABOUT TO DO IT... "HONEY, I

CAN'T!

I JUST CAN'T DO IT!"

SO INTEGRITY'S RUNNING IN THE

WHOLE FAMILY, I GUESS.

SO HERE'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO

DO.

WE'RE GOING TO GO TO COMMERCIAL

BREAK.

THERE'S A GREAT JUICY ANECDOTE

IN THERE ABOUT HIS PLANS FOR THE

PRESIDENCY.

(LAUGHTER)

I'M TRYING TO HELP YOU OUT.

"ALL IN" IS ON THE BOOKSHELVES.

WHEN WE COME BACK WE HAVE A

THING WE'RE GOING TO DO TO RAISE

SOME MONEY FOR SOME WOUNDED

WARRIORS AND IT'S A PHYSICAL

CHALLENGE SO MY GUESS IS...

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

MY GUESS IS I'M GOING TO END UP

OWING MORE MONEY THAN PAULA IS.

(LAUGHTER)

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR COMING

ON THE PROGRAM.

THE BOOK IS "ALL IN."

PAULA BROADWELL.

(CHEERS AND

Captioning sponsored by

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Captioned by

Media Access Group at WGBH

access.wgbh.org

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Jon: THAT'S OUR SHOW.

(LAUGHTER)

HERE IT IS, YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN.

>> WHY DO WE ALWAYS MAKE A BIG

DEAL OUT OF THE STATE OF THE

UNION?

WHY ARE REPUBLICANS AND

DEMOCRATS DATING EACH OTHER BY

AGREEING TO SIT SIDE BY SIDE

RATHER THAN ONE ON EACH SIDE?

>> THE REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS

SITTING NEXT TO EACH OTHER.

THAT'S LIKE DATE RAPE.

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