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mouth. is that code for -- you know who? the white house says no. dick morris is here to talk about the latest dustup. and congressman paul ryan call its one of the most embarrassing spectacles in washington. what is he talking about? but first! talk about rotten luck. governor sarah palin is right in the middle of the columbia secret service scandal. now, how could that be? the washington post reporting one of the agents booted from the agency was part of governor palin's vice-presidential security team in 2008. that's david cheney. now he posted pictures on facebook of himself and governor palin 2008, writing comments like, i was really checking her out, if you know what i mean. now, this is getting weirder by the minute. governor palin is here to react. good evening. we invited to you talk about some, but this crossed the wires on the washington post an hour ago.
i am curious, your thoughts about our very elite secret service and in particular, this agent. >> sean. >> well, this agent who was... ridiculously there in posting pictures and comments about check anding someone out. check this out, bodyguard -- you're fired. i hope his wife sends him to the doghouse. as long as he's not eating the dog, along with his former boss. greta, you know, a lot of people will just, i guess say that this is boys being boys. but they shouldn't be in positions of authority. yeah, i think it's pretty embarrassing. but if you consider what's going on in the state of our government with look who is running the show. the boys not considering that there are ramifications for their actions, whether it comes to a budget, to gsa overspends, to the secret service scandal, you know, i have had enough of these men being dogs and not
being responsible and not entrusting -- being able to allow us to trust these boys and what they are doing in washington. >> greta: it's profoundly dangerous. the secret service is supposed to be watching the crowd, not the back side or whatever of the woman he is standing behind, but watching the crowd. i suppose the agent didn't suspect -- [inaudible], but he had to watch you. but with president obam athey are in columbia to protect our president. whether you are a republican or democrat, we want our president protected at all times. they instead embarrassed the united states. and they also put the president at risk, perhaps they could be blackmailed. so it is really -- it is extremely disappointing and almost terrify figure this is -- this is the group. and i don't mean to demean those who are doing their jobs right. but the one who is are not doing their jobs right, they are making it very dangerous. >> it's a symptom of government
run amok, though, greta. who is minding the store here? and when it comes to this particular issue of secret service, again, playing with the taxpayer's dime and playing with prostitutes and checking out those whom they are guarding. you know, the president, for one, he better be wary when secret service is accompanying his family on vacation. they may be checking out the first lady, instead of guarding her. i say that -- tongue in cheek. but i say that seriously that the president, the ceo of this operation, the federal government, has to start cracking down on these agencies. he is the head of the administrative branch and all of these departments and the administration that now people are seeing things that are so amiss within these departments. the buck stops with the president. and he has to start cracking down and seeing some heads roll. he has to get rid of these people at the head of these
agencies where so many things, obviously, are amiss. >> greta: one of the postings on gretawire.com, i posted a link to the washington post about you, a minute ago. someone made the remark about, in essence, i am paraphrasing, how this might help governor romney because governor romney has taken -- has been under fire for his statement when he said, i like to, quote, fire people. i know that that has been part of the political discussion for the last 18 months. i bet many americans are thinking, especially with the gsa, i would like to fire a lot of people, too. i would like to fire the people going to vegas. i would like to fire the secret service agents. i would like to fire the people whom they made statements to that just laughed in the office about what was going on and didn't have the -- didn't have the courage to step forward and be a whistle-blower. >> you know, that's a very good point that somebody made.
it's known out there that our president has poor management skills. i don't think that -- many people have -- argued that point, who know about this administration. he doesn't have a lot of cabinet meetings. he doesn't have a lot of communications with those who are heads of departments and part of those running this huge, overly burdensome and oversized bureaucracy of ours in the federal, centralized government. so again, replacing the ceo, replacing president obama with someone who isn't afraid to fire people who are not doing their job, who are not being accountable -- >> greta: except i. the people whom they are appointed to serve. it is time to make a change there. >> greta: i mean, i agree with you, yes, the buck stops with the boss, always. i agree with that. but the one thing on my pullup, the secret service event with regard to you was during the race when he was running against you.
obviously, there were problems within the secret service as far back as there. with the gsa, these parties and wild things go back to the carter administration. he is the president, so by virtue of that, he is stuck with it. i think it's fair to say that he should take all the responsibility, the credit and the blame for where the economy is. but this one, you know, it's really not so much -- it is how he reacts to it and what he does, not that it happened while he was president. >> well, greta, it's not just this particular issue, though, with gsa or with the secret service, it's everything in our federal government right now. what are we getting for the tax dollars that are being taken from our incomes being sent to the federal government today? we are getting -- higher unemployment numbers than when barack obama first took over. we are getting less energy secure than when barack obama took over. there are so many problems in the federal government and it
does -- this leadership, starting at the top, if the president isn't held accountable to make sure he's appointing the right people in these positions to help run our government, we near a world of hurt if we can't hold him accountable. and the number-1 thing that he is responsible for is, he today violating article 1, section 19, clause 7 of the united states constitution in not having a budget, going on three years. over 1,000 days with no budget, no blueprint to run our federal government. it is no wonder that the gsa is saying, budgets be damned. we are going to spend other people's money and come what may because if even the bosses at the top of the ladder in the federal government don't have to be held accountable for a budget, why should gsa? >> greta: you know, i agree with you on the budget thing. i don't think there is anything to stop him from calling senator harry reid and saying, look, as the leader of the democratic party, get that budget to the senate. i totally agree with you.
in terms of policies like energy, i think he gets the blame and the credit. he appointed secretary chu, who signed off on solyndra. totally agree with you that the buck has to stop here. he is the boss. i agree with you on those things. you know, for the voters, they have to make a decision whether they want him or not. >> that's the bottom line. thank god we live in america, where in this republic, we have these democratic votes that are taken, you know, every four years in november. we get to decide whether we want the positive change that we so seek, that we so need to keep our nation solvent. thank god we have that freedom and the united states military, fighting for the defense of freedom. , and i getting back, one last thing about governor romney's quote. i like to fire people, as a practical matter, you can't fire these government workers who are squandering and wasting our money. it really does take capitol hill.
it takes members of congress to change it so when people do perform so poorly and perhaps -- i mean, that's to put it gently. we need to restructure how you get rid of people who are doing these things and capitol hill has been asleep at the wheel on that one. >> that's right. we need to shrink government. we really do. that's how you fire people that today we're told, you can't fire all of these incompetent people. yeah, you do. you tell budget directors to cut their budget. that's what i did, as a mayor and as a governor. i told our departmented heads, t your budget by 10% and i doll it for you. and you can start eliminating positions. that's what our president, as the top of the food chain there, can start doing. >> greta: governor, thank you. nice to see you. >> thank you. welcome back from south sudan. >> greta: we'll talk about that some time. president obama declares he was not born with a spoon in his mouth. was he take egg covert shot at
mitt romney? >> somebody gave me an opportunity. i wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth. michelle wasn't. but somebody gave us a chance. >> greta: today, governor romney firing back and defending his family. >> well, you know, the president is... is really taking aim at anybody he can find these days. in fact, in my case, i am not going to apologize for my dad and his success in life. he was born poor. he worked his way to become very successful, despite the fact that he didn't have a college degree. one of the things he wanted to do was to provide for me and my brothers and my sisters. i am not going to apologize for my dad's success. >> greta: the war of words doesn't stop there this. afternoon, another round. >> those of you who have covered president obama know that he has used that phrase to describe his background many times in the past. i suppose anybody who thinks it was a reference to them might...
might be a little over sensitive. >> more class warfare or just a misunderstanding. what do you think? dick morris is here. good evening. dick, for whatever reason, i get a million emails from democrat, republicans, all the time. on both sides of the aisle. but one of the things vinotice in the democratic party fund-raisers is that apparently, that people should be ashamed if they are successful. this has become a mantra in the party nthis race. am i wrong? >> i don't think it's a shame. what they are trying to do is to stimulate class envy. a president who should be uniting us wants to stimulate a feeling of victimization by minorities, a feeling of aggregation and antipathy between middle-income and
wealthy people. a feeling of antagonism between young and old people. r people. and that's unfortunate. i would point out that mitt romney didn't -- he did not inherit a dime. i often look at people who inherited a lot of money, unlike me and mitt romney and say, well, you know, they didn't make it entirely on their own. mitt romney made a big inheritance -- he gave every pen -- wait a second -- [overlapping dialogue] >> he did not get a single penny of inheritance. >> greta: i didn't inherit money. but i don't begrudge people who inherit money and do well with it. it is what do do you with it? what do do you with your life? and that sort of -- it's morphed into, well, he inherited money. not mitt romney, but other people. >> well, in a political context, what obama is trying to do is to
drive up the turnout of his base. he is trying to recreate the dynamic of 2008, when blacks and latinos and young people flocked to the polls and changed the makeup of the american electorate. he got the same percentage of the white vote that gore did. he increased turnout among minorities and young people. he is trying to recreate that. he can't do it with hope and enthusiasm and positivism so he is trying to do it out of fear, envy and rage. it's unbecoming and i don't think it's working. >> greta: why do you think it's not working? >> well, because the polls at the moment, if you look at the polling of likely voters, which is the only important polling, all of them at the moment show romney ahead. but more importantly, gretta, they show obama at 43 or 44 or 45% of the vote. i did a study -- i went back to
1964. i looked at every time an incumbent president ran for re-election. i found that except for bush in 2004, every single one of them lost all the undecided vote and in fact, lost a few of their own votes. when you compare the final poll with their result, the actual result was always lower. only 2 out of 8 times was it not. reagan, it was the same. bush it was 2 points higher. but 6 times, the president lost all the undecided vote and some of his vote. so a lot of people who are amateurs and don't understand this process -- journalist who is have never played the game say, 45-45, this is a close race. it is not. 45-45 probably means a 56-44 romney victory. >> greta: all right. in terms of inspiration. let me look at that. what does romney do to inspire the conservatives, their broad range of people among -- have
you the tea party and all the way to the moderate, everybody in between -- >> he has them. >> he's got all of them i. he has them now. >> but they may not want president obama. how do you get them to the polling booth? >> gret athe last poll had romney over aiblght%, 85% among republicans. he has them. he has independents. he is prevailing with independents. the only assumption under which you can see obama has competitive is if you believe he's going to split the undecided vote. but it doesn't work that way. if people are going to vote for the president, they are going to vote for the president. if they are not, say they -- they say they are for romney, they are voting for the president. >> greta: what is the president's achilles heel with the independents? his biggest weakness that he is concerned about? >> the economy. the economy. they don't buy that there is a recovery going on.
they don't buy that they are doing betterful -- better. they have only heard that it could have been worse. and the president of the united states won't be re-elected based on excuses. it doesn't work that way. >> greta: to what extent is it important to make them feel good? excuses -- i guess they don't make you feel good. do you have to -- i guess you have to inspire. >> inspire. exactly. one of the problems that obama is having is that he has ceded optimism and national unity and patriotism to romney. he stands for divisiveness and class warfare and animosity and victimization and all of those things. that's not how an incumbent president should run. if you want to see how the election is going, there are 8 democratic senate seats where republicans have the lead.
and by the way, within the republican party, you have indiana, murdoch is ahead of luger, the conservative. i hope in utah on sunday, people vote for a primary against hatch. all over the place, the moderate rhino-types are losing out to the strong conservatives. >> greta: of course, if you vote against hatch, you might lose a lot of seniority. but anyway, we are going to have governor hatch tomorrow night to have that discussion. dick, thank you. >> good. thank you. >> greta: straight ahead, the $30 million question -- how did a city finance chief get away with stealing millions -- $30 million from her small town? now she's been busted. it's a story have you to see to believe. next. and congressman paul ryan call its one of the most embarrassing spectacles in washington. he is not talking about the gsa or the secret service. what is he talking about? congressman ryan will tell you himself, coming up. and the burning question, who will get the number 2 spot on the g.o.p. ticket?
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northern illinois. and get this -- the accused role -- controller spent it out of her own life of luxury -- buying a horse farm, expensive jewelry and tractor trailers and a motor home. how was she finally busted? chicago tribune's melissa jenco joins us. he is accused of raiding the bank, quite a lot? >> hi, gret a. yes, she is. the way she was finally caught. she was on vacation last fall. and the city clerk filled in for her during that time. and the city clerk noticed some -- an unusual bank account when she was looking at the finance records and she brought that to the attention of the mayor who had never heard of this account in question, didn't know it existed and the mayor went to the fbi -- the fbi has been investigating since october. >> greta: how big is the town of dixon, illinois, about? >> about 15,000 people.
>> greta: that's an awful lot of money, $30 million that she managed to steal -- you would think they would have felt t. i realize the public pool hasn't been opened for two summers. but $30 million is an awful lot of money. nobody missed it? >> that's exactly the question that the residents in dixon have been asking when i talked to them the past few days. according to the mayor, the city is audit the by two independent firms every year and they never raise good red flags, never saw anything that looked suspicious. on top of that, the city has been having financial issues, like every other city, they have declining revenues and health care costs are going up. they are waiting on money from the state. so because of those things, the mayor indicated that those issues might have masked the $30 million over six years. >> greta: well, that is so much money, i hope the auditor firms have a good insurance policy. someone will be looking at the auditors to find out -- they
have two auditing firms and they are looking at the money and a woman is living high off the hog, to say the least, $30 million in five or six years, what are the auditors saying? >> i have been trying to get in touch with the auditors and i have not been able to reach them yet for comment. but we are looking into that. the mayor has said they will be hiring a new audit firm for the coming years. >> greta: that's the least of t. the auditors better hire a lawyer. i mean how a woman -- a controller, how she can nog get $30 million out of a town of 15,000 people and $30 million with two independent auditors checking it out. the woman's a magician. >> the bank also, apparently, never raise good red flags, the bank that the city uses and that she has accounts w. there were no red flags from the auditors or the bank, according to the mayor. >> greta: all right. the woman is just accused. she may not have done this.
i assume she has denied it, right? >> she has not spoken at all so far. i have tried to ask her attorney for comment. and her for a comment as she was leaving the crout yesterday. so far, she has declined to comment and so has her family. and he has not entered a plea. >> greta: maybe it turns out she's falsely accused. i don't know how you can steal $30 million with two auditors and a bank and nobody noticed it. but come back when have you more information on this, as you report. thank you. >> i will. thank you. >> greta: coming up, paul ryan blasted a senator. congressman ryan goes on the record. and jerz ger's governor strikes back. he is not taking accusations that he slept through a springsteen concert, lying down. you will hear what he said. and you will. that's coming up. people with a machine.
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to send another dime to this place. not another dime! >> house budget committee chair paul ryan is steamed about the senate's fail tower come up with a budget. we spoke with him earlier tonight. congressman, nice to see you. >> great to be back. >> harsh words, i see quoted that you have for the senate chairman about the senate chairman of the budget committee, the fact they are not bringing their budget to the floor and such terms as embarrassing spectacle. >> it is. we have a law that says you have to pass a budget every april. they haven't followed the law for 3 years. >> figet caught speeding, i get into trouble. >> but there are no consequences. we believe in the rule of law and we have a moral obligation. there is a debt crisis that, means you need to pass a budget to prevent it from happening. if you are not going to have a budget, you can't prevent it from happening and the senate doesn't want to take any tough political vote and so they are not going to budget. i feel sorry for ken conrad who
tried, but he gave us new taxes and no spenning cuts and he couldn't even get that marked up in committee. >> greta: you say you feel sorry for him. i know all members of congress and the house work hard. but the reason why he didn't get that markup done, he's the chairman is because he was getting political pressure, i understand from the leadership. i don't consider that try. he has the power and the authority. i don't know if your budget is a good one or not. we are not getting -- >> but we did one,. >> greta: but in order to consider yours, the senate has to produce one. so trying is not good enough. >> i agree because america deserves better. america does not deserve a debt crisis. this is the most predictable crisis we have ever had. in 2008, when we had the economic crisis that, caught us by surprise. if your president, your congressman and your senator knew about a bam time, when it was coming, how it stop it and had time to stop it and doesn't do so because it wasn't good
politics -- what would you think of that person? we know a debt crisis is coming, just like europe. we know when it's happening, why it's happening and what to do to prevent it from happening. have you to pass a budget. and we don't have a willing partner in the white house or the senate. so yes, we are frustrating. but we need new leadership and we are going to the country with a referendum on fixing this problem and letting at least the country decide in november, what do you want? do you want a country that prevent this is debt crisis and gets back to prosperity? or do you want to go down this path, a debt crisis, where our children have an inferior standard of living than the one we have? >> if senator conrad were here and i doubt he will show up because i have been very harsh about a budget -- he may produce a better one than yours, but i don't know. if he were here and i said, put one on the table, he would say -- >> the budget control act is a
budget. >> greta: last october. >> obviously, it's not. in every way, whether it's technical or in real life. it caps the discretionary spending, calls for across-the-board cuts which are not near the amount you need to solve a debt crisis. it doesn't come close to reaching the standard of any budget that prevents a debt crisis and it was not -- >> greta: are you saying it's a lousy budget? -- >> no, it's a small step in the right direction. >> greta: why isn't that budget? why does senator conrad think that's a budget? >> it doesn't priare on the --orittize funding? it doesn't say here's how you fix the budget -- >> greta: so you think it's a lousy budget. >> it technically is not a budget. it doesn't prioritize spending. it says, if congress doesn't fix the problem, across-the-board cut happens. on 39% of budget, discretionary spending tsets those levels, but the rest of the government,
running on auto pilot, driving the debt to a catastrophic level tdoesn't deal with that. >> greta: what worries me about that budget, the budget control act, is that all the cuts that go into effect, occur after the election, deliberately by -- by the republicans, democrats, anybody who voted for it so that we, the voters, don't take it out on them. >> not in the house. in our budget, we replace that by saying, here's specifically how we would solve this problem. that's what we passed,. >> greta: do you agree that the budget control act -- >> yes. but those cuts are not near the amount you need. so we are saying, here's how we replace them. we are going to vote on a bill in three weeks that says, here's specifically how we replace the across-the-board cuts. we are marking up and passing legislation nplain sight with the public in full view on how we will prioritize spending
impel they will criticize you for not producing a budget. have you done your legal obligation. now we are waiting for the senate. >> over a thousand days already. >> greta: washington examiner quotes you as saying -- this may be incorrect -- president obama lied to distract the nation. >> i didn't say "lie," i said he distorts the record. i think he is trying to divide the country, to distract the country from the failed policies. he can't run on his record. look at gas prices, look at the economy. he has not changed his tune, he has moved farther to the left. he hasn't moderated. so from the speeches in campaign mode, he is dividing the country to distract the country. that's what i am saying. he is distortingly. if you look at the speeches on the budget, he is making up the assumption, not a single statistic is accurate, but to try to distort and divide and distract the country.
>> greta: catholic bishops are unhappy with you. they don't like the cuts in your budget to food stamps as well as cuts in tax credits for parents of illegal children. >> well, we have long had a policy on other benefits that they don't go toward people who are here illegally. we are applying, like we do with welfare, food stamps have quadrupled. we are saying, let's bring them to pre-recession levels in 2016, hardly a draconian cut. and this is just some of the bishops -- i welcome this dialogue. i think it's fine. good people of good will can have a disagreement over how to prioritize spending. but in a budget, where we are growing 3% a year, versus the president's 4.5% a year, hardly draconian. >> greta: how did we get to the point of 46 million people on food stamps? it does reflect on our nation as a whole, whether people need them -- what happened? >> we had a hearing on this.
about 40% of the rise in food stamps was because of the recession, but 160% was because of legislation that the pelosi congress passed with the president in office, when it was pelosi-- the last congress, pelosi, reid and obama, passed massive expansion in the food stamp program. >> greta: congressman, nice to see you. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> greta: in two minutes, mel gibson is at it again. he is known for offensive rants. now, a new, shocking recording. hear when he said. but you might want to cover your ears. that's in 2 minutes. everything that i've gained in life has been because of the teachers and the education that i had. they're just part of who i am. she convinced me that there was no limit to what we could learn. i don't think i'd be here today had i not had a wonderful science teacher. a teacher can make a huge difference in a child's life. he would never give up on any of us.
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act alone and there will be no ground troops involved. panetta and joint chiefs chairman insist diplomacy remains the best option to end the crisis. a renewed surge into the case of a six-year-old thought to be the first missing child who is picture was printed on milk cartons. he vanished in 1979, while walking alone to his school bus stop for the first time. the police searching the handyman who thought to be friends with the boy. they are looking for blood, clothing or remains. now back to "on the record." >> greta: india has china's attention, big time. news that india successfully tested a new missile that can carry nuclear weapons to beijing. it can go far, but not reach the united states. and india is our ally. but should we be alarmd? maybe alarmed is know the right
word. should we be concerned? >> i think so. this is a major development for india. this will require some additional testing, but it can carry a 3,000-pound payload, 3,000 miles and can hit any target in china. the reaction it will prevoak in china, which has already been expanding its ballistic nuclear capabilities, is to respond in kind this. relationship between india and china will be a marine issue for the united states in the coming decades. >> greta: it has certainly not been as chilly as that of india and pakistan. pack pakistan, so far, has been silent. they have been able to reach pakistan for sometime. but i was surprised we haven't seen anything about pakistanively they have that capability and everybody knows it. pakistan and china have been close for a long time because of precisely that adversarial relationship with india. so the shifting sands of the allegiances here have been important to the united states over time and will be as india
and china grow in economic strength. >> greta: is there going to be a missile race in asia? or is there one? >> it's already start theed -- started. last year, indians published doctrine about china as a military power, shedding the gandhiesque ideas that they are a big, peaceful country. they have a long-range missile ballistic capability and more is coming. >> greta: there is some idea that people need not worry because india maintain ace no-first-use policy. but that's easy to change. you can say, we have a new policy. >> in about 30 seconds, when your national interests is at stake. i think that is something we need to take into account. a lot of people say india is our natural ally because it's a democracy, forgetting during the cold war, even though india had
a nom neal not aligned view, it was with the soviet union. >> greta: i hate to use the word exploit because it sounds so bad, but is there a way to exploit the dynamic between india and china? >> i don't think exploit is a bad word. >> greta: but there is something about it -- >> self-interest. >> greta: self-interest. >> no. look, this is a conflict within american foreign policy strategists -- do you side with india because it's a democracy? do you side with china because of economic interest? you play the india card against china and the china card against india? >> greta: how can we have diverging interest? >> they have their own diverging interests in their economies and their borders and as their naval abilities and economies expand they don't call that region in
between indo-china for nothing. they see these two large powers. it's one reason we have such a stake in chine's successive territorial claims and india's conflict with pakistan. >> greta: this is not sabre rattling. this is not a threatening gesture, like a warring shot of any sort, right? is this a flexing of muscles? >> i think it's demonstrating a capability, that if anybody in china had any doubt it's. >> greta: do they need to do that? >> they obviously did. that's why they have a missile that can hit any target in china. that's a significant development and clearly capable of carrying nuclear weapons. >> greta: there is a difference of feeling like you need to and feeling like you want to be a big shot in the world. to me, there is a difference. >> they haven't been assertive in their relations with other country, not as aggressive as china, for example in the territorial claims in the south and east china sea. but a lot of india's smaller
neighbors, bangladesh or sri lanky are worried about the growth of indian power and a nuclear potential. >> greta: straight ahead this. video is incredible. a car crashes through a busy gressry store. but it becomes more amazing. and governor chris christie insists he didn't nod off in a bruce springsteen concert. so why were his eyes closed? he will tell you. checking on your burgers after they're burnt! [ male announcer ] treat your frequent heartburn by blocking the acid with prilosec otc. and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] one pill a day. 24 hours. zero heartburn.
>> greta: you have seen our top stories, but here's the best of the rest. marco rubio insist hes does not want to be vice-president, saying it again yesterday. but that was yesterday. and this is today... >> three, four, five, six, seven years from now, if i do a good job as vice-president -- i'm sorry... you got that, right? >> you got that, right? >> if i do a good job as a senator, instead of a vice-president. i will have a chance to do -- i will have a chance to do all sorts of things. >> greta: you heard it right. senator rubio did say vice-president. the senator laughed it off, but was it really a freudian slip? stay tuned. new jersey governor chris christie doesn't take attacks lying down, especially when he is accused of sleeping in a
bruce springsteen concert that. >> shows the level of intrusiveness into my life. okay? some scbroaker taking pictures of me at madison square garden madison square garden. i will tell you what happened. he was sitting there -- where's deborah -- she was in the hallway. where is she? come here. get up here. come on, deborah. i don't want to you take my word for it. deborah, get on up here -- all the way up, deborah. all the way up. you know my policy chief. deborah and i were at the concert together. you were sitting next to me, were you not. >> yes, i was. >> did at any time -- we are in the u.s. attorney's office -- so we are used to this. at any time during the show, deborah, did i fell asleep? >> absolutely not. >> thank you very much. you are done now, deborah. well done, deborah. you know, what happened was, during rocky ground, which is a spiritual song, people sat.
so i sat up and i put my head back and closed my eyes and listen to the song. >> greta: governor christie has proven he is a huge bruce springsteen fan. he has gone to -- remember -- get ready for this, he has gone to 127 concerts. >> a speeding car plows into a grocery store in florida and amazingly, no one was killed. an elderly woman crashed right through the front door of store, hitting everything in its path, including a baby stroller. but the baby was fine except for a small bump on the head. one person was pinned under the car, but a store employee jumped into action, organizing a group to lift the car from the man. the driver of the car is charged with careless driving. and there you have it, the best of the rest. come will up, we knew jobs would be a big deal in the presidential campaign. but is one ad taking it to extremes? stay tuned for this one.
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