It has been a while since we’ve posted current caps, so today I want to play catch up and share a few from Wednesday 8-29 through Friday 8-31. Lots and lots of gratuitous screencaping coming your way today shortly!
Before I get started, though, Kitten wrote in about a few sentiments John shared while on air the last few days in August (Is it September already?)
I tell ya, those “Top 10 Keasons Why We Tune In To John” were not compiled for nothing! (Oops I used a double negative in a sentence – my 7th grade grammar teacher is probably rolling over in her grave right now!)
Anywho, this first exchange covers reasons #8 and #7: his quick-witted banter and his pride as a father, respectively.
This was from last Friday’s Situation Room:
“BLITZER: He’s been President Bush’s right-hand man throughout the years in the White House and even well before that. But now Karl Rove is a former adviser to Mr. Bush, at least officially.
This was Rove’s last — last day on the job, a job marked by political acclaim and stinging criticism. After years of controversy, Karl Rove showed a rarely seen ability to poke some fun at himself in public during the White House correspondents dinner earlier this year. Remember that little dance? Watch a little bit of it right now.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (singing): This man will never stop. Look at him, jumping up and down, ready to hop. He’s got so much to prove. And tell me you never saw this man move. (END VIDEO CLIP)
BLITZER: All right, there he is, Karl Rove, having a little fun with some journalists earlier in the year. Our chief national correspondent, John King, is here with us.
Give us a thought, on this final day of Karl Rove at the House.
JOHN KING, CNN CHIEF NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, looking at that video, Wolf, my daughter would say, daddy, he can’t shake it.”
Here is a picture of Rove dancing so you see what the fuss is about:
I would agree with Hannah, he really can’t “drop it it like it’s hot”.
And next there’s reason #4 on our top-ten list, which is John’s compassion. This was also from Friday’s Sitution Room:
“Just a personal note. You have to tip your hat to Tony Snow, whether you’re a Democratic or a Republican, like this administration or not. He’s been publicly battling this cancer. It was a big sacrifice for him financially and physically to serve.
I lost my dad to colon cancer 20 years ago. I know what it does to a big, strong person. So, I tip my hat to him very well.”
In February of 1994, I myself lost my father when I was a young – 21 to be exact – and although it wasn’t cancer, it was nonetheless very devastating. So I can empathize with not having your father around during your young adult (and adult) years.
Let’s move on to something on a lighter note.
Here we go with “Playing Catch Up With Current Screencaps”:
WEDNEDSAY, AUGUST 29
THURSDAY, AUGUST 30
FRIDAY, AUGUST 31
Sidenote: Why was John working on his birthday? Doesn’t CNN at least give people their birthdays off??