Indecision 2013 - Hey I'm Votin' Here Edition - Cats & Cats

  • Aired:  09/09/13
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Republican mayoral hopefuls John Catsimatidis and Joe Lhota focus on New York City's most pressing issues -- 9/11 and adorable kittens. (4:07)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Jon: HEY, WELCOME BACK TO

THE SHOW.

YOU KNOW, ALL SUMMER LONG WEHAVE KEPT YOU UP TO DATE ON

DEMOCRATS RUNNING FOR MAYOROF NEW YORK.

>> DANGER ♪♪ DANGER

♪.

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT, ONE GUY.

KEPT YOU UP ON ONE GUY.

BUT LET'S GET UP TO SPEED ONTHE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES.

YOU GOT YOUR JOHN-- YEAHJONNY CATS.

BILLIONAIRE GROCERY STOREOWNER AND POLITICAL CARTOONIST

WET DREAM.

WHAT HAVE YOU GOT THERE,BUDDY?

>> DAVID USHERY ASKSCATSIMATIDIS TO EXPLAIN HIS

REMARKS SUPPORTING STOP ANDFRISK.

CATSIMATIDIS SAID IF HIS OWNSON WAS STOPPED HE WOULD ASK IF

HE HAD BEEN WALKING FUNNY.

>> WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY THATTHAT YOU WOULD COUNSEL YOUR

SON OR ASK HIM ABOUT THAT.

>> WELL, YOU KNOW, IF HE HADHIS PANTS HALF DOWN WITH HIS

UNDERWEAR SHOWING, IF HE HADHIS HAT TURNED BACKWARDS.

>> Jon: REALLY?

YOU THINK THE POLICE SHOULDBE ABLE TO STOP PEOPLE THAT

HAVE THEIR HATS TURNEDBACKWARDS OR ARE SHOWING BUTT

CRACK BECAUSE IT SOUNDS LIKEYOU SUPPORT STOPPING AND

FRISKING EVERYONE WHO HASEVER GONE TO A NEW

YORK-BASED SPORTING EVENT.

(LAUGHTER)OH WAIT, I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE

SAYING.

IT'S LIKE HIP-HOP CULTURE,LIKE BLACK KIDS.

YOU'RE NOT SAYING THATRIGHT, BECAUSE THAT MIGHT

HURT YOU WITH THE MINORITYVOTE.

>> ALL THE MINORITIES I HAVEBEEN TO, IN THE LAST THREE

MONTHS, THEY LOVE ME.

I HAVE A LOVE FACTOR WITHMINORITIES.

I HAVE GONE TO EVERYMINORITY NEIGHBORHOOD, THEY

ALL GIVE ME HUGS.

(LAUGHTER)>> Jon: CAN I ASK YOU A

QUESTION?

WHO INITIATES THE HUG?

I WANT TO SEE IF IT'S LOVEOR POLITENESS, PERHAPS.

SURE, YEAH.

(LAUGHTER)BUT THE REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN IN

NEW YORK IS LIKE DINNER ATRUDY GIULIANI'S HOUSE,

SOONER OR LATER SOMEBODYBRINGS UP 9/11.

>> THE DEBATE DID TURN BACK12 YEARS TO LHOTA'S HANDLING

OF 9/11 AS DEPUTY MAYORUNDER RUDY GIULIANI.

>> YOU DON'T PUT 15,000GALLONS OF KEROSENE ON A HIGH

FLOOR THAT CAUSED THEPROBLEM AND BROUGHT DOWN THE

ENTIRE BUILDING.

IT'S ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE.

IT WAS ON THE THIRD FLOOR IFJOHN THINKS THAT THE HIGH

FLOOR THAT'S HIS ISSUE TODEAL WITH.

(LAUGHTER)>> Jon: WOW.

WOW.

EXERCISE SLAM.

(LAUGHTER)LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING,

IF OLD WHEEZY McBREATHESHEAVY CAN'T GET UP TO THE

THIRD FLOOR.

BY THE WAY, I'M ALSO PRETTYSURE THE KEROSENE ISN'T WHAT

CAUSED THE WHOLE THING.

PRETTY SURE THERE WAS ANIGNITION TO THAT.

IT DOESN'T MATTER, LOOKJONNY CATS IS GOING TO GET

CRUSHED, LET'S FACE FACTS,THIS GUY JOE LHOTA IS GOING

TO CRUSH HIM.

>> I NEVER SAID I WANTED TOKILL A CAT.

>> Jon: OKAY.

(LAUGHTER)NOW WE GOT OURSELVES A

CONTEST.

NEVER SAID I WANTED TO KILLCATS.

WHY WOULD YOU EVER HAVE TOMAKE THAT STATEMENT IN A

DEBATE?

>> AS YOU KNOW, A COUPLEWEEKS AGO TRAIN SERVICE WAS

HALTED FOR A COUPLE OF HOURSSO TWO STRAY KITTENS COULD

BE RESCUED FROM THE TRACK.

YOU CANDIDATES HAD DIFFERENTOPINIONS ABOUT WHETHER YOU

WOULD HAVE STOPPED THETRAIN.

SO MR. LHOTA, I'M WONDERING,ARE YOU COMFORTABLE WITH

BEING THE ANTI-KITTENCANDIDATE.

>> WHAT I SAID WAS IT'S UPTO THE PERSON WHO IS RUNNING

THE MTA TO MAKE THATDECISION, IT'S NOT A

MAYORAL DECISION.

>> Jon: LOOK HOW SERIOUS HEHAS TO BE ANSWERING THE

KITTEN QUESTION.

DO YOU WANT TO BE THEANTI-KITTEN MAYOR!

!

(LAUGHTER)THAT IS A PRETTY COLD

HEARTED STANCE TO TAKE ABOUTAN INNOCENT KITTEN WHO IS

JUST TRYING TO GET TO WORKON TIME.

(LAUGHTER)

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