Hey Let's All Pile on the President... Not So Fast, You - Nooney Tunes

  • Aired:  05/22/13
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Peggy Noonan believes the scandal buck stops with President Obama, but she holds a different opinion about "mistakes" made during Ronald Reagan's presidency. (4:32)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Jon: AS YOU KNOW, THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SPENT THE

LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS CROTCH DEEP

IN THE SCANDAL SWAMP, AS MY

GRANDPAPPY USED TO SAY.

WHILE WE'VE HAD OUR FUN, I'VE

NOTICED A FEW FOLKS AT THE PARTY

WHO I'M NOT SURE SHOULD HAVE

BEEN INVITED WHICH BRINGS US TO

OUR RECURRING SEGMENT, "LET'S

ALL PILE ON THE PRESIDENT-- NOT

SO FAST YOU."

ONE CRITIC OF THE PRESIDENT IN

PARTICULAR HAS BEEN DEEPLY PAIND

BY THE ADMINISTRATION'S

MISDEEDS.

>> ALL THREE OF THESE SCANDALS

MAKE A CLUSTER THAT IMPLIES SOME

VERY BAD THINGS.

THIS IS SO BROAD, THIS I.R.S.

THING.

IT'S SOMETHING I'VE NEVER SEEN

IN MY LIFETIME.

( LAUGHTER )

>> Jon: HELLO, NOONAN.

( LAUGHTER )

( APPLAUSE )

LOOK AT PEGGY NOONAN.

PEGGY NOONAN, SHE'S MORE UPSET

THAN YOUR MOM WHEN SHE CAUGHT

YOU JERKING OFF WITH ONE HAND

AND SMOKING A JOINT WITH THE

OTHER HAND.

( LAUGHTER )

YOUR MASTURBATING IS JUST SO...

DISAPPOINTING.

( LAUGHTER )

NOW THINK HARD, PEGGY NOONAN.

NEVER IN YOUR LIFETIME HAVE YOU

SEEN A SCANDAL THIS BAD?

WHAT IF A PRESIDENT SECRETLY

SOLD WEAPONS TO IRAN IN RETURN

FOR AMERICAN HOSTAGES AND THEN

USED THE PROCEEDS TO ILLEGALLY

FUND A BUN OF COKED UP, RIGHT

QING JUNGLE RAPISTS IN

NICARAGUA?

RING A BELL?

HERE'S A HINTUE WORKED IN HIS

WHITE HOUSE AS A HIGH-PROFILE

SPEECHWRITER.

I MEAN, WHAT WAS THE IRAN-CONTRA

IRAN-CONTRA--

( LAUGHTER )

( APPLAUSE )

WHAT WAS THE IRAN-CONTRA SCANDAL

SCANDAL-- WHAT WAS THE

IRAN-CONTRA SCANDAL IT NOT A

SCANDAL.

>> HECK, RONALD REAGAN WANTED TO

HELP THOSE HOSTAGES, BUT IT SPUN

OUT OF CONTROL AND REAGAN BY THE

END WAS SURPRISED AT SOME OF THE

THINGS THAT HAD HAPPENED.

HE HAD BAD LUCK IN IRAN-CONTRA.

THE IRAN-CONTRA WAS UNLUCKY.

>> Jon: REAGAN WAS JUST IN

THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG

TIME-- SPECIFICALLY, THE WHITE

HOUSE DURING HIS OWN

ADMINISTRATION.

( LAUGHTER )

( APPLAUSE )

THIS IRAN-CONTRA WASN'T A-- IT

WASN'T A SCANDAL.

>> IT WAS A MISTAKE.

IT WAS NOT A DISASTER, BUT IT

WAS A MISTAKE.

>> Jon: MISTAKE, LIKE

WRITING THE WRONG DATE ON A

CHECK OR WRITING THE WRONG

ADDRESS ON A BOX MARKED

"WEAPONS."

( LAUGHTER )

SO HOW ABOUT OBAMA?

IS HE OFF THE HOOK THEN FOR HIS

MISTAKE?

>> ULTIMATELY, THESE ARE

EXECUTIVE AGENCIES WHICH ARE

PROVING SO DEEPLY PROBLEMATIC.

IS HE PRESIDENT OR NOT?

>> Jon: IT DOESN'T MATTER

IF OBAMA KNEW WITH THE

WRONGDOING OR IF IT WAS THE

PEOPLE AROUND HIM.

HE IS THE PRESIDENT.

THE BUCK STOPS WITH HIM.

WHAT ABOUT REAGAN, AS SHE WROTE

IN, "WHEN CHARACTER WAS KING,"

THE PEOPLE AROUND HIM SIMPLY

FAILED AND HURT THEIR PRESIDENT.

THE ONLY THING HE WAS GUILTY OF

WAS TRUSTING TOO MUCH.

( LAUGHTER )

AND SELLING EMBARGOED ARMS TO

IRAN FOR THE RELEASE OF HOSTAGES

AND FUNNELING THE MONEY TO COKED

OUT JUNGLE RAPISTS IN NICARAGUA?

WHY IS IT SO DIFFERENT FOR

REAGAN?

WHAT MAKES HIM SO SPECIAL?

>> IMAGINE A MAN NOBODY HATES.

( LAUGHTER )

>> Jon: A MAN NOBODY HATES.

( LAUGHTER )

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Jon: OH, YOU MEANT-- OH,

YOU MEANT REAGAN, OKAY.

ARE YOU SURE?

>> REAGAN, WHOM I ADORED.

HE WAS TO POPULAR POLITICS WHAT

HENRY JAMES WAS TO AMERICAN

LITERATURE.

HE WAS THE MASTER.

HE WAS PROBABLY THE SWEETEST,

MOST INNOCENT MAN EVER TO SERVE

IN THE OVAL OFFICE.

HE WAS NEVER DARK, NEVER MEAN,

THIS SUNNY MAN TOUCHED SO MANY

AMERICANS.

EGO TIES US ALL IN KNOTS, BUT

NOT HIM.

NO, GREAT MEN ARE GOOD MEN SAID

LORD ACTON, WHO WAS RIGHT UNTIL

REAGAN.

( LAUGHTER )

>> Jon: HERE'S THE DEAL YOU

CAN'T GET SO UPSET ABOUT OBAMA

IF YOU HAVE WRITTEN THE BOOK "50

SHADES OF GRAGGAN."

WE'LL BE RIGHT

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