Comptrol Freak - Spitzer & Weiner

  • Aired:  07/17/13
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Samantha Bee argues that the political comebacks of Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner are a great thing for children across the nation. (2:28)

[LAUGHTER]

THE POINT IS, IT WILL UNDENIABLY

BE ENTERTAINING TO HAVE WEINER

AND SPITZER RUNNING FOR OFFICE

AGAIN GIVING THEIR PAST, THOUGH,

IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE EITHER OF

THEM ACTUALLY WINNING.

>> ANTHONY WEINER IS STEADILY

INCREASING HIS LEAD, PULLING

AHEAD OF CHRISTINE QUINN 25% TO

22%.

ELIOT SPITZER BARELY HAS BEEN IN

THE RACE FOR A WEEK AND ALREADY

HE'S LEADING MANHATTAN BOROUGH

PRESIDENT SCOTT STRINGER 48% TO

33%.

>> John: WOW.

ANTHONY WEINER AND ELIOT SPITZER

SURPRISING EVERYONE WITH THEIR

SOLID POLLING.

[LAUGHTER]

WHICH, TO BE FAIR, IS KIND OF

THE STORY OF THEIR LIVES.

FOR MORE ON THIS WE'RE JOINED BY

SENIOR POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT

SAMANTHA BEE.

>> YEAH.

>> John: SAM, IT LOOK LIKE

WEINER AND SPITZER COULD

ACTUALLY WIN THEIR RACES.

THAT IS UNBELIEVABLE, ISN'T IT?

>> I KNOW, JOHN, IT TRULY IS A

GREAT DAY FOR CHILDREN ACROSS

THIS NATION.

>> John: SORRY.

HOW ON EARTH IS THIS A GREAT DAY

FOR CHILDREN?

>> OH, NO, JOHN, THINK ABOUT IT.

MOST OF TODAY'S YOUNG PEOPLE

FEEL LIKE THEY COULD NEVER HAVE

A FUTURE IN POLITICS AND IT'S

HARD TO ARGUE WITH THEM.

YOU KNOW, THEY'RE ON FACEBOOK

24/7.

THEY'RE SEXTING AND TWITPICKING

AND OVERSHARING EVERYTHING

THEY'VE GOT AND DESTROYING ANY

CHANCE OF A POLITICAL CAREER

BEFORE THEY EVEN KNOW THEY WANT

ONE.

EVERY PARENT DREADS THAT MOMENT

WHEN THEY HAVE TO SIT THEIR

COLLEGE-AGED KID DOWN AND SAY,

HONEY, YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO BE

PRESIDENT OR EVEN CITY

COMPTROLLER BECAUSE YOU LIKE

INSTAGRAM AND TEQUILA MAKES YOUR

CLOTHES FALL OFF.

>> John: I SEE.

I SEE.

SO IN A SENSE, PROSTITUTE

JOHNSON AND DICK PIC MCGEE ARE

TRAILBLAZERS?

>> YES.

WEINER AND SPITZER ARE DOING IT

FOR GENERATION JUNK SHOT.

REMEMBER THAT ICONIC PHOTO OF

THE LITTLE BOY TOUCHING OBAMA'S

HAIR BECAUSE IT WAS LIKE HIS

OWN.

JON JON I ACTUALLY REMEMBER

THAT.

THAT WAS A MOVING PHOTO.

>> WELL, SOMEWHERE OUT THERE IS

A THAT LONG-WAVING FRAT BOY

WAITING FOR HIS IDOL TO TELL

HIM, YOU'RE OKAY.

YOU'RE JUST LIKE ME.

YOU CAN BE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO

BE AND AMERICANS WILL JUDGE YOU

BY THE COLORFULNESS OF YOUR

CHARACTER, NOT BY THE CONTENT OF

YOUR CAMERA PHONE.

>> John: THAT'S BEAUTIFUL,

SAM.

THANK YOU.

SAMANTHA BEE, EVERYONE.

IS A

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