Real Time With Bill Maher

Season 6 Episode 16

August 29, 2008

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Aug 29, 2008 on HBO
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August 29, 2008
Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)
Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.

Bill's panel tonight are:

* Gov. Jon Corzine (D-NJ)
* Michel Martin, journalist
* Craig Ferguson, TV host of The Late Late Show.

Bill's other guests are:

* Gov. Tim Kaine (D-VA)
* Matt Taibbi, Real Time correspondent.moreless

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  • I used to respect him, but he's been showing his true face lately. This episode reveals the sexism that is apparently now "politically correct" on the left!

    It was revealing to see how his attacks on Sarah Palin began. Misleading jibes at her "inexperience" when the same if not worse inexperience is a taboo topic when it comes to obama. So that he can so readily attack her and stay mum on obama seems a little sexist. It was similar with Hilary. Take a look at his opening monologue jokes taking swipes at Palin and imagine the equivalent jokes being told about obama. It would NEVER happen. and that's how you know there's an entrenched sexism in the left at the moment that is very surprising. The worst part is they don't even realize it.

    An then there are the guests that are coming onto this show. In the past at least they tried to have guests that would lead to debate, now they basically have 3 guests that all agree with each other and it becomes an hour long circle jerk. The lack of an honest discussion on the show has become quite disgusting really. website has a comparison of Palins actual experience with Obamas. reality is surprising.moreless
Michel Martin

Michel Martin


Guest Star

Jon Corzine

Jon Corzine


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Tim Kaine

Tim Kaine


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Matt Taibbi

Matt Taibbi

Real Time Real Reporter

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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    • Bill Maher: New Rule: Don't bite your gold medal. You're in China. You'll get lead poisoning.

      New Rule: It's a convention, not a gay pride parade. (Photo shown of elaborately costumed convention-goer) I didn't even know Hulk Hogan was a Democrat. You know, there's a place for flamboyant displays of homosexual pride: the Republican Convention. (Pictures of four scandalized, closeted Republicans shown)

      New Rule: And I never thought I'd be the one to say this, but, we must elect Obama so we can see more of those adorable kids. We may not be able to save America, but at least we'll go out with a cute sitcom. And how about that Michelle Obama? She's classy, she's sassy. She's the perfect combination: half Jackie (Kennedy), and half Jackee [Harry].

      New Rule: My bank must stop trying to sell me identity-theft protection. You know why I expect you to protect my money? Because you're a bank! Besides, I've already taken the most important precaution to make sure nobody abuses my credit card. I'm single.

      New Rule: You can't put a windmill in your campaign ad if you voted against every single bill that might lead someone to build one. (McCain ad shown featuring windmills) As long as you're sending a camera crew to a farm, why not just take a picture of actual bullsh*t.

      And finally, New Rule: Don't throw the illegitimate baby out with the bathwater. [photo of John Edwards and Rielle Hunter] Now, let's take a moment and talk about the Democrat who wasn't there this week. When the adulterer, John Edwards, was airbrushed out of the Democratic Party, they also exiled the strongest voice on the issue of poverty they've had since Robert Kennedy.

      And all because he once paid $400 for a haircut and then quite a bit more for a little trim.

      You know, today is the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. And to the people still struggling in New Orleans and places like it, John Edwards was to the poverty issue what Al Gore was to global warming. He was their voice. The author of the Democrats' health care plan, and a Marriott Rewards Points Leader.

      And it's sad he could no longer represent them. It's also sad that one of America's best-looking politicians was getting lower-quality tail than the midget who plays "Mini-Me." But, that's another issue.

      Look, there's no doubt that what Senator Edwards did shows a serious lack of judgment. But, just because a man, a married man, cheats on his wife with a younger blond he met in a bar doesn't mean he's not a patriot. Just ask John McCain.

      But, that shouldn't disqualify McCain from the presidency. Being a crazy, clueless warmonger, that should disqualify him.

      But, not the personal stuff. Edwards is a man and he made a mistake. And, you know, a baby. And, because of that, there are some things he did not get to say at the convention. Like, the top one percent of people in America have more money than the bottom 150 million. And the gap between rich and poor is wider than it's been since the Great Depression.

      But, the Democrats are so afraid of being the "adultery" party, they missed yet another opportunity to be the "adult" party, the one that says loudly and proudly, "We don't care whose wee-wee goes into whose hoo-hoo."

      Our society is quick to chastise men who think with their d*cks. But, sacrificing a major voice on a big issue on the altar of Puritanism, isn't that just as stupid as thinking with your d*ck?

      You know some presidents who had extramarital affairs? Kennedy, Eisenhower, Roosevelt, Jefferson. You want to know a president who never had an affair: George W. Bush.

      That fact alone ought to make you want to elect Ron Jeremy.

    • Bill Maher: (Talking about McCain's choice of Palin) So, to me, this is a very cynical pick, from the guy who says he's always thinking about "Country First," and who's 70 years old and has had cancer. I mean, let's be honest. He could croak, which would mean...that this lady who was the mayor of a town of 7,000 people a few years ago, and has a couple of years on the job as the governor of Alaska, population 600,000 - a fifth of Chicago - would be the leader of the free world? Yeah, "Country First," John.

    • Michel Martin: (Talking about Obama's DNC speech) I think you're missing one big thing about that speech is, there's ways to win without fighting with people. It's not the only thing that he has to do. And one of the things I think he did very effectively was have a conversation. He had a conversation about who he is. He had a conversation not just about - to me, the pivotal line of the speech was, "This isn't about me. It's about you."

    • Gov. Tim Kaine: I've met Governor Palin just once or twice. Don't know her well. But, you know, congratulate her on getting picked. I think the choice says interesting things about Senator McCain. What I saw today was that he had only talked to her once last February in person. Called her on the cell phone during the Alaska State Fair last week and decided to offer her the job. I mean, it's only to be a heartbeat away from the presidency, so that struck me as a little impulsive. But, you know, you make a statement about yourself when you make a pick like that.

    • Bill Maher: What a historic night. The first time an actual black person is leading the charge for a major - major American political party. I think that says something pretty great about America. We will accept a black man to lead us if the only other choice is a woman.

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