Friday, January 21, 2005

Fair and bal ... ah, screw it.

Most amusing video of the meltdown of Fox News anchor Bridgitte Quinn when faced with Vanity Fair's Judy Bachrach explaining why the $40 million spent on the inaugration might not have been the best use of that money.

It starts out:

Bridgitte Quinn: ...Judy, welcome to you. We were noticing all the snow in Washington. It's really coming down. I hope it doesn't put a crimp in anybody's plans...

Judy Bachrach: Well, I think it should put a crimp, or something should put a crimp in the plans of White House to have such a lavish inaugural in a time of war.

Quinn: Reeeeally? Huh. Oooh-kaaaay...

Bachrach: What I've noticed is the worse a war is going, the more lavish the inaugural festivities. When Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during a time of war ... he had a very modest inauguration and a very tiny party at which he served chicken salad ... and that was when we were winning a war.

Quinn: Well, no, I ... Look, the president has addressed this, hasn't he? He said ... we're celebrating democracy, we're celebrating the peaceful transfer of democracy. What's wrong with that?

Bachrach: Have you noticed any peace or any transfer of democracy in Iraq? If you have, you're the first person to have seen it.

But watch the whole thing. It's priceless.

(One note: Video played fine on my Mac but wouldn't play on my PC--I guess it depends on what video software you have loaded.)

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