June 11, 2012 - Boris Johnson

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President Obama gets caught in a gaffe, Larry Wilmore discusses the lack of diversity in a Romney ad, and Mayor Boris Johnson offers an opinion on NYC's large soda ban.

>> Jon: HEY, WELCOME TO THE DAILY SHOW.

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

GOT A GOOD GUEST TONIGHT.

OUR GUEST IS LONDON MAYOR BORIS JOHNSON WHOSE NAME IS -- FUN FACT -- WHAT RUSSIAN MEN CALL

THEIR PENISES.

WE BEGIN TONIGHT, MORE SIGNS THAT THIS YEAR'S PRESIDENTIAL RACE WILL BE FAR MORE THAN A

MERE POLITICAL CONTEST AS THE MAYANS FORETOLD WE ARE ENTERING ENTERING... (DRAMATIC MUSIC)...

TONIGHT ON DEMOCALYPSE 2012 WE EXAMINE THE LIFE CYCLE OF THE CANDIDATE GAFFE.

IN THE OLD DAYS THE SINGLE GAFFE COULD LIVE FOR MONTHS, YEARS.

BUT THERE WAS AN UNFORTUNATE PHOTO OP, AN ILL ADVISED TURN OF PHRASE.

>> READ MY LIPS.

NO NEW TAXES.

>> Jon: OR EVEN BEING A DECORATED VIETNAM VETERAN.

OH, GAFFE.

BUT IN TODAY'S MODERN WORLD, AN EXPLODING GAFFE POPULATION FORCES EACH INDIVIDUAL GAFFE TO

FIGHT DESPERATELY FOR DWINDLING RESOURCES.

♪ AND I BELIEVE I HEAR A GAFFE BEING BORN RIGHT NOW.

JOIN ME AS WE WATCH PRESIDENT OBAMA DESCRIBE HOW JOB GROWTH IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS MATCHED BY

JOB LOSSES IN THE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

>> THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS DOING FINE.

>> Jon: GAFFE.

CONNATE GRAT LAYINGSES,

MR. PRESIDENT.

IT'S A GAFFE.

AND WITHIN MINUTES THE GAFFE IS BEING NURTURED AND FED IN THE HOPES THAT ONE DAY IT BECOMES A

MATURE TALKING POINT

>> ARE YOU KIDDING?

DID HE SEE THE JOB NUMBERS THAT CAME OUT LAST WEEK?

THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS NOT DOING FINE.

>> IS HE REALLY THAT OUT OF TOUCH?

>> THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS DOING FINE.

>> Jon: WOW.

IT HAD ALREADY GROWN INTO A FULL-FLEDGED POLITICAL ATTACK AD.

SEEMS LIKE ANY YESTERDAY IT WAS JUST A GAFFE.

BUT THE TRUTH IS IT WASN'T EVEN YESTERDAY.

IT WAS JUST TWO-AND-A-HALF

[BLEEP] HOURS AGO.

OF COURSE AS SURELY AS WINTER FOLLOWS A FALL A FULL-GROWN GAFFE MUST SOME DAY BE WALKED BACK.

FOR THIS GAFFE, THAT DAY WAS THE ACTUAL SAME DAY, FOUR HOURS LATER.

>> IT IS ABSOLUTELY CLEAR THAT THE ECONOMY IS NOT DOING FINE.

THAT'S THE REASON I HAD THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

THAT'S WHY I SPENT YESTERDAY,

THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY, THIS PAST WEEK, THIS PAST MONTH AND THIS PAST YEAR TALKING ABOUT HOW

WE CAN MAKE THE ECONOMY STRONGER.

THE ECONOMY IS NOT DOING FINE.

>> Jon: GAFFE OVER, RIGHT?

OKAY.

I MEAN, ANYBODY WANT TO ASK ME IF I'M KENYAN?

I MEAN, ANYBODY.

GOT SOMETHING ELSE?

I HAVE REV. WRIGHT HERE.

HE'LL COME OUT AND ASK QUESTIONS.

CAN WE MOVE ON IS WHAT I'M SAYING?

ALL THAT REMAINS IS THE BLOODY GAFFE CARCASS TO BE PICKED OVER

BY OUR NATION'S MOST HE'S TEEMED GAFFE-STRONOMISTS WHO WILL MEASURE THE GAFFE USING THE

EXACT SCIENCE OF GAFFE-TRONOMY

>> I THINK IT WILL LAST LONGER THAN, SAY, MITT ROMNEY'S ETCH A SKETCH MOMENT

>> IN TERMS OF STAYING POWER,

EXPECT OTHER GAFFES TO COME DOWN

>> ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 10, 10 BEING POLITICAL ANNIHILATION,

HOW BIG A BLUNDER WAS THERE?

>> SIX.

Jon: SO, IF 10 IS POLITICAL ANNIHILATION, SIX WOULD BE A POLITICAL HAVING YOUR FACE

BITTEN OFF BY A CHIMP?

IS THAT GAFFE THAT IS SET ABLAZE AND PUSHED INTO A FYORDS,

ANOTHER GAFFE CONCEIVED DURING THE SPEECH ATTACKING OBAMA'S ORIGINAL GAFFE IS BORN.

>> HE SAYS WE NEED MORE FIREMEN,

MORE POLICEMEN, MORE TEACHERS.

DID HE NOT GET THE MESSAGE IN WISCONSIN?

>> MITT ROMNEY ANSWERED IT WITH A GAFFE OF HIS OWN.

WE DON'T NEED ANYMORE TEACHERS?

WHAT PLANET IS HE LIVING ON?

>> WE NEED MORE FIREMEN, MORE POLICEMEN, MORE TEACHERS.

>> LOOK, IN THE GAFFE DERBY HERE, MITT ROMNEY IS WAY AHEAD

>> IT'S TIME FOR US TO CUT BACK ON GOVERNMENT AND HELP THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Jon: SIMPLY BREATH TAKING.

NOW, OF COURSE, SOMETIMES A GAFFE CAN CONSIST NOT OF WHAT YOU SAID OR DID BUT WHAT YOU DID NOT DO.

CASE IN POINT.

LAST WEEK THE ROMNEY CAMPAIGN RELEASED A TWO-AND-A-HALF MINUTE INTERNET AD SHOWED MITT ROMNEY

GREETING SUPPORTERS ALL ACROSS AMERICA

>> TO ALL OF THE THOUSANDS OF GOOD AND DECENT AMERICANS I'VE

MET WHO WANT NOTHING MORE THAN A BETTER CHANCE, A FIGHTING CHANCE, HOLD ON A LITTLE LONGER.

A BETTER AMERICA BEGINS TONIGHT.

>> Jon: WITH A HUG.

LOOK AT ROMNEY.

HE CRAVES HUMAN CONTACT.

HE'S A PEOPLE-SOMETHING.

BUT CRITICS ARE CONCERNED THAT THE AD FALLS SHORT IN ONE REGARD.

>> IT'S GOT THE AMBER WAVES OF GRAIN.

IT'S GOT ALL OF THAT.

ONE THING THAT IT'S BEING CRITICIZED FOR IS ITS LACK OF DIVERSITY

>> IT'S HE'S NOT RUNNING FOR THE PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES.

MAYBE HE'S RUNNING FOR THE PRESIDENCY OF CAUCASIAN-STAN OR SOME PLACE THAT DOESN'T HAVE

ANYONE OF COLOR IN IT

>> Jon: A FUN FACT ABOUT CAUCASIAN-STAN ITS TOP EXPORTS INCLUDE GOLF SHOES AND JOSH GROBAN.

FOR MORE WE TURN TO SENIOR BLACK CORRESPONDENT LARRY WILMORE.

LARRY?

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Jon: LARRY, WE SAW IN THIS AD, THIS AD IS THREE MINUTES LONG.

THREE MINUTES LONG.

THERE IS NOT A SINGLE BLACK PERSON IN THIS AD.

>> NO, NO, NO.

NOT TRUE, JON.

IF YOU GO TO THE TAPE YOU'LL SEE A BROTHER RIGHT HERE.

BACK IT UP.

BACK IT UP.

FORWARD, FORWARD, FORWARD.

RIGHT THERE.

RIGHT THERE.

15 FRAMES OF THE BACK OF A BLACK GUY'S HEAD.

MOST LIKELY BLACK.

POSSIBLY INDIAN.

COULD BE MY PERSIAN FRIEND PARTHA.

DEFINITELY NOT WHITE

>> Jon: THAT'S A BIG OVERSIGHT THIS HAS TO BE DELIBERATE.

DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO COMPILE THREE MINUTES OF FOOTAGE SHOT IN AMERICA AND NOT HAVE ANY

MINORITY END UP ON CAMERA.

THAT TAKES A LOT OF SKILL.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SHOT OF ROMNEY AT A RESTAURANT.

YOU MOVE THAT CAMERA JUST TO THE LEFT YOU'LL CATCH AT LEAST ONE BROTHER IN A HAIR NET.

HOW ABOUT THE SCENE WITH ROMNEY IN THE OFFICE?

YOU CAN'T TELL ME THERE'S NO MEXICANS JUST OFF CAMERA EMPTYING THE WASTE BIN.

CUT.

JOSE, GET OUT OF THE SHOT.

>> Jon: A MEXICAN COULD BE RUNNING THAT BUSINESS

>> IF HE'S A WASTE-BIN-EMPTYING BUSINESS, THAT MAKES SENSE

>> Jon: DON'T THINK ADDING A FEW BLACK FACES COULD HELP ROMNEY WITH THE BLACK VOTE?

>> I GUESS IT COULD HELP HIM WITH THE BLACK VOTE IN THE SAME WAY JUMPING GETS YOU CLOSER TO

THE SUN.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) NO, NO, NO, JON.

NO.

THIS ELECTION IS NOT ABOUT THE BLACK VOTE.

IT'S ABOUT THE WHITE VOTE.

>> Jon: IS THAT A THING?

IS THE WHITE VOTE A THING?

>> ABSOLUTELY, JON.

BACK IN 2008 OBAMA MADE A SERIOUS PLAY FOR IT.

HE WENT BOWLING, PUT ON HIS MOM JEANS, THREW HIS BLACK PREACHER UNDER THE BUS.

>> Jon: HE DID THE HOPE AND CHANGE THING

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

YOU WHITE GUYS LOVE THAT STUFF.

>> Jon: VERY NICE TRUE IT'S NICE WHICH IS WHY HE WON WITH 43% OF THE WHITE VOTE.

BUT SINCE THEN, HE'S INVITING RAPPERS TO THE WHITE HOUSE,

WIFE'S GROWING COLLARD GREENS ON THE GARDEN.

GETTING ANGRY ABOUT THE ONE PERCENT AND PAYING YOUR FAIR SHARE.

AND THIS.

♪ ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> FIRST IT'S... PERFECT PITCH.

WHITE VOTERS ARE LOOKING AROUND THINKING WAS HE ALWAYS THIS BLACK?

IT ALL ADDS UP TO WHITE FLIGHT,

JON

>> Jon: WHITE FLIGHT?

SO ROMNEY IS POSITIONING HIS CANDIDACY AS?

>> THE SUBURBS.

THAT'S RIGHT, JON.

IT'S A NICE SAFE ENCLAVE WHERE WHITE PEOPLE CAN HIKE UP THEIR PANTS AND BASKETBALL COURTS

STILL HAVE NETS AND PEOPLE CAN SAY [BLEEP] LIKE THIS.

>> WHAT'S SAUCE FOR THE GOOSE IS SAUCE FOR THE GANDER.

>> AND OTHER PEOPLE WILL KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS.

NOW THAT'S HOW YOU GET THE WHITE VOTE.

WELL DONE, MITT ROMNEY.

MEANWHILE, OBAMA IS STILL OUT THERE POSING WITH BLACK PEOPLE.

GOD, WE GET IT.

YOU'RE DOWN.

>> Jon: I THINK THAT'S HIS FAMILY.

>> RIGHT, JON.

WE'RE ALL RELATED, RIGHT.

LOOK.

THE POINT IS YOU'RE NOT LOSING THE BLACK VOTE UNLESS YOU DO SOMETHING CRAZY LIKE SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE.

WHAT?

HE...

>> Jon: NOTHING.

LARRY WILMORE,

EVERYBODY.

WE'LL BE RIGHT

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

IN A FEW MINUTES, WE'RE ACTUALLY... VERY EXCITING.

IN A FEW MINUTES WE'LL BE CHATTING WITH LONDON MAYOR BORIS JOHNSON.

BUT FIRST A POLITICAL STORY THAT'S JUST BEEN UNCOVERED OUT OF ENGLAND INVOLVING THEIR PRIME

MINISTER

>> DOWNING STREET HAS CONFIRMED THAT DAVID CAMMERON MISTAKENLY

LEFT HIS EIGHT-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER IN A PUB

>> THE PRIME MINISTER AND HIS WIFE GOT HOME, THEY NOTICED ONE OF THEIR BROOD WAS STILL MISSING.

CAMMERON THOUGHT NANCY WAS WITH HIS WIFE.

HIS WIFE THOUGHT THEIR DAUGHTER WAS WITH HIM.

WHAT A MIX-UP.

>> Jon: THE SECRET SERVICE MESSING AROUND WITH COLUMBIAN PROSTITUTES.

YOU KNOW WHAT THEY NEVER DID,

LEFT MALIA IN AN APPLE BEE'S.

FOR MORE ON THIS WE GO TO JOHN OLIVER IN ENGLAND.

JOHN, THANKS FOR JOINING US RIGHT NOW.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Jon: JOHN, WHERE EXACTLY ARE YOU?

>> JON I'M AT CHETCINGTON CIRCLE NEAR SACKS TON-ON-WALLOBY.

>> Jon: THAT'S NOT A REAL PLACE,

IS IT?

>> DO YOU KNOW THAT FOR SURE?

Jon: NO.

WHY DON'T YOU SHUT THE

[BLEEP] UP, JON

>> Jon: THE PRIME MINISTER FORGETTING HIS EIGHT-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER.

I MEAN THAT'S GOT TO BE A HUGE SCANDAL

>> NOT REALLY, JON.

IN BRITAIN BEING LEFT BY YOUR PARENT IS A HALLOWED RITE OF PASSAGE.

WHEN EVERY CHILD REACHES EIGHT YEARS OF AGE THEY ARE ABANDONED BY THEIR FAMILY AND FORCED TO

FEND FOR THEMSELVES FOR A PERIOD OF TIME.

IT'S LIKE OUR RUMSPRINGER, A COMING OF AGE, AN ORPHAN MITZVAH, IF YOU WILL

>> Jon: TO LEAVE AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD CHILD ALONE IN A PUB, SHE MUST HAVE BEEN TERRIFIED

>> AT LEAST HE LEFT HER IN A NICE PUB, JON.

OH, THE PLOW AT CAMDDEN, TRUST ME, JON.

THERE ARE FAR LESS REPUTABLE ESTABLISHMENTS SHE COULD HAVE BEEN LEFT IN LIKE THE WITCH'S

CHOOTCH OR THE.

I MYSELF WAS LEFT IN THE RAT AND PEDOPHILE.

THAT'S A ROUGH JOINT, JON.

THAT'S A ROUGH JOINT.

BUT I WILL SAY THEIR SUNDAY BRUNCH IS SURPRISINGLY GOOD.

>> Jon: I HAVE HEARD THAT.

AT EIGHT YEARS OLD, ALL BRITISH CHILDREN HAVE TO TEMPORARY BECOME AN ORPHAN

>> YEAH.

Jon: HOW DO THEY SURVIVE?

YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE OPTIONS.

YOU CAN JOIN A PICK POCKET GANG.

OTHERS BECOME CHIMNEY SWEEPS.

MORE RECENTLY HE SEE A LOT OF KIDS ENROLLING IN WIZARD ACADEMIES.

( APPLAUSE )

>> Jon: LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION.

THEY CAN ONLY PERFORM JOBS THEY'VE SEEN BRITISH CHILDREN DO IN MOVIES

>> THAT'S BASICALLY IT.

THE POINT IS, JON, HAVING THESE HARROWING EXPERIENCES AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE AND THEN SUBSEQUENTLY

REPRESSING THEM GIVES US THE EMOTIONAL SCAR TISSUE THAT DEFINES THEM AT QUINTESSENTIALALLY BRITISH.

>> Jon: THAT SOUNDS AWFUL NOT AT ALL, JON.

AS WE SAY IN BRITAIN, WHEN YOU GET LEFT IN A PUB DON'T BE GLUM.

CHIN UP, CHUM.

BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT TO FEND FOR YOURSELF

>> Jon: HE'S GOING TO SING ♪ LEARN TO PICK A POCKET, CLEAN A

CHIMNEY, MATCH A LOCKET ♪♪ AND YOU'LL BE FINE.

IT'S REAL HE'LL KIND OF FUNNY ALL THE WAYS YOU CAN MAKE MONEY.

WALKING DOWN A BLOCK, AN OLD MAN PAYS YOU TO SUCK HIS...

>> Jon: OKAY.

I THINK WE UNDERSTAND THE IDEA YOU'RE GOING FOR.

>> IT'S A SONG, JON.

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

IT'S A SONG.

>> Jon: FINE.

THE POINT IS, JON, WHEN YOU'RE AN ORPHAN, YOU 'AVE TO

'EARN TO 'ELP 'OUR SELF.

>> Jon: YOU'RE LOSING YOUR CONSONANTS.

JOHN OLIVER, EVERYBODY.

Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, THE MAYOR OF LONDON.

HIS NEW BOOK IS CALLED JOHNSON'S LIFE OF LONDON.

THE PEOPLE WHO MADE THE CITY THAT MADE THE WORLD.

PLEASE WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM LONDON MAYOR BORIS JOHNSON.

SIR.

( APPLAUSE )

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Jon: HOW ARE YOU?

VERY WELL, THANK YOU Jon: THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

JOHNSON'S LIFE OF LONDON.

THERE YOU GET THE PICTURE.

THE DOUBLE DECKER BUS.

THERE'S A CAT ON IT ASSUME.

YOU'RE A MAYOR.

>> I AM Jon: OF A MAJOR METROPOLIS.

LET ME MOVE ALL THIS FOR A SECOND.

STAY WITH ME.

I APOLOGIZE FOR HOW WINDY IT WAS BACK STAGE BY THE WAY.

HERE WE GO.

ALL RIGHT.

WHICH OF THESE IS MARIJUANA,

ABOUT AN OUNCE, AND IS...

>> NO, NO, NO Jon: 22 OUNCES.

THIS IS AN OUNCE.

THIS IS NOT LIGHT.

THIS IS AN OUNCE.

WHICH OF THESE IN LONDON, AS THE MAYOR, WOULD YOU PENALIZE MORE HEAVILY?

THIS LARGE SOFT DRINK OR THIS LARGE...

>> ILLEGAL HIGHLY DAMAGING NARCOTIC

>> Jon: YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THIS?

>> WHAT IS THIS Jon: THAT IS A SOFT DRINK, A COCA-COLA.

OUR MAYOR WHO IS ALSO THE MAYOR OF A MAJOR METROPOLIS.

IF YOU WERE TO SELL SOMEONE THIS IN A RESTAURANT, $200 FINE.

IF YOU'RE CAUGHT WITH THIS, $100 FINE.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) WOULD YOU DO THAT?

TALK TO ME.

>> THIS IS A VERY DIFFICULT THING.

HE EXPLAINED THIS TO ME VERY CAREFULLY

>> Jon: DID HE USE THESE?

NO.

BUT WHAT YOU CAN DO, YOU CAN GET THIS IN TWO AND IT'S FINE.

I THINK THAT WAS HIS EXPLANATION OF HOW IT WASN'T AN INFRINGEMENT.

LOOK, LOOK AT THE REALITY.

THE REALITY IS WE'RE ALL...

SPEAKING PERSONALLY, IT IS A PROBLEM IN A CITY.

IT'S A PROBLEM IN A PLACE LIKE LONDON.

>> Jon: NO QUESTION IT'S A PROBLEM.

DID YOU SEE THE FOOD AND THE ICE CREAM WE'RE ALLOWED TO POUR IN OUR GULL ITS WITH A FUNNEL?

>> I DID.

IT'S A FANTASTIC CITY.

I WAS BORN IN NEW YORK.

>> Jon: I CAN HEAR THE ACCENT GREAT TO BE BACK HERE Jon: WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

IN NEW YORK GENERAL HOSPITAL.

Jon: OKAY I WAS.

Jon: WHEN DID YOU LEAVE?

BECAUSE I WANTED TO BE CLOSE TO MY MOTHER.

ONE OF THE POINTS I WANTED TO MAKE IN THIS BOOK WHICH I'M ENCOURAGED BY MY PUBLISHERS IS...

>> Jon: DID YOU LEAVE BECAUSE OF THE SODAS?

WAS IT THE OVERSIZED SODAS THAT DROVE YOU FROM THE CITY?

WAS IT A DROWNING FEAR AS A YOUNGSTER?

>> I HADN'T REALIZED... IS THAT REALLY ILLEGAL?

THAT ONE IS TOO BIG?

>> Jon: ILLEGAL.

THAT IS ILLEGAL IN A THEATER OF CINEMA.

THAT IS ILLEGAL IN A RESTAURANT.

$100 FINE.

$200 FINE.

>> WELL, YOU KNOW, I'M A GREAT FAN OF MAYOR BLOOMBERG.

INDEED I DON'T SEE WHY HE'S RULED HIMSELF OUT FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL THING.

THAT'S MY VIEW.

I THINK HE WOULD BE A VERY GOOD CANDIDATE

>> Jon: THAT WOULD BE THE PLACE WHERE NORMALLY YOU WOULD SAY THAT AND THE PEOPLE WOULD APPLAUD.

>> WHY DIDN'T THEY?

WHY WAS THERE ABSOLUTELY NO SUPPORT

>> Jon: BECAUSE HE'S TRYING TO MAKE SODA ILLEGAL.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> NO, NO, NO, NO, NO.

HE THINKS IT'S GOING TO BE VERY POPULAR.

HANG ON.

LIKE THE BAN ON SMOKING

>> Jon: BUT NOBODY GETS SECONDHAND CARBONATION.

THE IDEA WAS, I THINK EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS OBESITY IS A PROBLEM.

I THINK IT'S A COMPLEX THING OF SOCIETAL INCENTIVES AND OTHER THINGS.

I THINK PEOPLE LOOK AT THIS AND SAY, WELL, THAT'S JUST SILLY.

>> WHAT I WILL SAY OBVIOUSLY IS REFUGEES FROM THE SODA TYRANNY

IN NEW YORK WILL HAVE SANCTUARY IN LONDON.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) IF YOU DO

>> Jon: (LAUGHING) I DON'T WANT TO BE IN ANYWAY CHAUVINISTIC OR GO OVER THE

PRAISES OF MY CITY WHICH ARE MENTIONED IN THIS BOOK.

IF YOU DO WISH TO COME AND DRINK COCA-COLA, DO IT.

>> Jon: VERY KIND OF YOU.

BORIS JOHNSON IS SAYING TO AMERICA RIGHT NOW, COME TO THE AMSTERDAM OF SODA.

YOU ARE THE AMSTERDAM OF MOUNTAIN DEW.

IS THAT WHAT WE'RE SAYING?

>> YOU HUDDLE MASSES YEARNING TO BREAK FREE, COME...

>> Jon: THE MASCOT OF THE 2012 OLYMPICS.

LET ME JUST BREAK THIS NEWS.

THE MASCOT IS A WALKING BIG GULP WITH GIANT ARMS.

IS THAT CORRECT?

>> NO, THE MASCOT IS ACTUALLY...

IT'S... ALTHOUGH THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL.

>> Jon: WE SAW THEM I HOPE YOU WILL COME THIS SUMMER.

IT...

>> Jon: TO LONDON FOR THE OLYMPICS?

>> IT WILL BE SUPERB.

Jon: YES, I'LL BE THERE.

WHY CAN'T WE WATCH YOUR SHOW MORE ON TV IN ENGLAND?

IS IT A PROFANITY PROBLEM

>> Jon: I DON'T CONTROL THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE PROGRAM.

IT'S LIKE MIKE TV.

IT COULD GO ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

NOT SO FAST, ENGLAND.

JOHNSON'S LIFE OF LONDON.

IT'S ON THE BOOK SHELVES NOW.

IT'S AN EXCITING TIME TO BE IN LONDON

>> IT IS.

Jon: THE JUBILEE, THE OLYMPICS, EVERYTHING IS GOING YOUR WAY EXCEPT FOR OBVIOUSLY

THE SOCIAL UNREST CAUSED BY AUSTERITY.

BUT OTHER THAN THAT, IT IS ALL GOING YOUR WAY

>> AND WE NOW HAVE THIS HUGE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE WHICH YOU'VE JUST MENTIONED.

I'LL SAY IT'S MORE OR LESS A FAIR APPROACH TO SOFT DRINKS.

>> Jon: BORIS JOHNSON.

BUY THE BOOK.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

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