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January 29th, 2009
06:00 PM ET

How tired are you of Blogojevich, Coleman, Franken, and Palin?

From CNN's Jack Cafferty:

I have a bone to pick with my own industry.

From L-R: Rod Blagojevich, Norm Coleman, Al Franken and Sarah Palin

Minnesota held an election for a Senate seat last November. It is almost February, and they still can't figure out who won: Norm Coleman or Al Franken. I quit caring several weeks ago. Minnesota elected Jesse Ventura to be their Governor, a former wrestler. They have no credibility when it comes to elections.

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich came to New York a few days ago to babble incoherently about all the various charges pending against him, including his impeachment, and the news media reacted like he was the second coming. If the New York media is hungry for three dollar bills, we have a great home grown crop of our own, without indulging this narcissistic phony product of Illinois machine politics.

And finally, there's my all-time favorite empty dress: Sarah Palin. She announced she's forming a political action committee. I'll give you eight to five she can't even spell it. But the media breathlessly jumped on this story like the future of the free world hung in the balance. Who cares? The next presidential election is almost four years away. And she's got as much chance of being the next president as Bugs Bunny.

OK, I feel better now.

Here’s my question to you: How tired are you of hearing about Rod Blagojevich, Norm Coleman, Al Franken and Sarah Palin?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Terry from Greensburg, Indiana writes:
Jack, you got to be kidding, of all people to ask that question, a media person. How else are you going to get paid?

I’m sick of it all but I keep watching it. What’s wrong with me?

Cy from Arlington, Virginia writes:

I can't wait to hear more from Sen. Franken after he's sworn in. You may take the other three, place them in a sack, and drown them like unwanted kittens.

Bob from Lincoln, Nebraska writes:
The Franken/Coleman issue should not be about them. Rather the issue should be what is wrong with the governmental processes in Minnesota? The Illinois Governor is a mental case and should be committed rather than impeached. Palin was and still is a bad joke that just keeps getting repeated.

Mac from Traverse City, Michigan writes:
No I'm not tired of it Jack but I'm one of those people, and so are you I think, that enjoys watching politics and politicians. The people you have mentioned here are all providing some comic relief to the serious business of governance and so far anyway, none of them have done any serious damage to the country that I'm aware of. Every circus needs its clowns.

Matthew from Cedar Rapids, Iowa writes:

I'm torn. On one hand, the thought of President Sarah Palin terrifies me. On the other, she could destroy the Republican Party forever, and I would be the first to yell, "AMEN!"

Amy from Wisconsin writes:
Tired? Try exhausted.

Diane writes:
Dear Jack, I am glad you feel better! Take care.

soundoff (971 Responses)
  1. Jenny Rome Ga

    Jack,
    Very.

    January 29, 2009 at 1:19 pm |
  2. Lois, Ont., Canada

    I just wish ALL OF THEM would just 'go away'. Palin is the most sickening!

    January 29, 2009 at 1:22 pm |
  3. C Wilson

    I'm so tired of Blogojevich, Coleman, Franken, and Palin that I've resorted to watching nothing but "stimulus package" issues. But speaking of politics, not one Republican voted for the package and I have one question. Is there not one Republican that can stand on his own two feet and have balls enough to vote his conscious????!!!!! (Sorry, had to be said.)

    January 29, 2009 at 1:24 pm |
  4. John from collinsville, Illinois

    Being from Illinois Blogojevich is a on going nightmare! Coleman, Franken a complete waste of time and money! Palin is just a plain waste! If there is a god PEASE STOP the maddness !

    January 29, 2009 at 1:25 pm |
  5. gail craig. Plano texas

    Jack: So tired of hearing about Palin and the Governor from Illinois. Don't hear that much about Coleman or Franken. I had hoped that when the election in November was over that Sarah Palin would go away. I find her that offensive! But you guys keep covering her every move. Same with the Illinois governor. Seems there is a plethora of slow news days!

    January 29, 2009 at 1:26 pm |
  6. Anj in CA

    I am so over these people, particularly Blagojevich and Palin. They need to crawl back under their rocks. Enough!

    January 29, 2009 at 1:28 pm |
  7. Katiec Pekin, IL

    Extremely tired, Jack. But you should add Limbaugh to the list as CNN appears to have a goal of keeping Palin and windbag in the headlines, even after bloggers constantly telling them they are sick of it.
    Well, those that get posted do.

    January 29, 2009 at 1:30 pm |
  8. Dave from Orlando

    Blago, Coleman and Palin make my index finger holding the remote twitch involuntarily. At least Franken makes me laugh.

    January 29, 2009 at 1:31 pm |
  9. Rex in Portland, Ore.

    Ah jist cain't git enuf of them there peeps. 'Speshully Sarah.

    January 29, 2009 at 1:33 pm |
  10. Karen - Tennessee

    Jack, I felt myself nodding off when I saw this question.

    January 29, 2009 at 1:34 pm |
  11. TE from OK

    So tired I don't want to see any of them back. They don't care about how much money they cost the American Tax Payer. I wish I never have heard of Palin and her kind using her children to get elected. It is a vote getter.

    January 29, 2009 at 1:34 pm |
  12. Rick from Murfreesboro, TN

    I am extremely tired of all four. Coleman lost the recount which was mandated by Minnesota state law for close races and not something Al Franken came up with. Palin wore out her welcome a long time ago, she needs to stay in Alaska and take care of state business.

    January 29, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  13. al

    I could care less about either one of them–this country is losing jobs at the rate of almost 10,000 per day, what we need is to have congress pass 1 bill with relief for people like $2000 per family no millionaires -at all- no added pork fat to the bill–if congress is serious about helping the people–lets see if they can do that!
    no added fat for any state or district-just 1 item only–lets see if this gets around to congress

    January 29, 2009 at 1:37 pm |
  14. Terry from North Carolina

    Jack
    I am so tired of these people that I wish George W. would come back so we could watch him blunder his way through the few press conferences he held.

    January 29, 2009 at 1:37 pm |
  15. JD in NH

    If I never heard the name Palin again it would be to soon. Blago is a rival for that position. As for Coleman and Franken, they've kept the brouhaha to fairly sane levels and haven't made my list . . . yet.

    January 29, 2009 at 1:38 pm |
  16. Terry- Greensburg, IN

    Jack, you got to be kidding* , of all people to ask that question-a media person. How else are you going to get paid.
    Im sick of ""' it all "" but I keep watching it. WHATS WRONG WITH ME

    January 29, 2009 at 1:40 pm |
  17. gerry in toronto

    Frankly, I'm sick of hearing of this group. Blogojevich and Coleman should share a jail cell, Palin should focus on hunting moose in Alaska and Franken should get his butt to the senate and start telling jokes, since everyone will need a laugh after putting up with the GOP.

    January 29, 2009 at 1:40 pm |
  18. Ann from Atlanta, TX

    Yes! Enough is enough!

    January 29, 2009 at 1:40 pm |
  19. Joseph

    This is America, you are innocent untill proven guilty. Thats right America innocent till proven guilty. How would you like it if Wolf made accusations against you and you were fired without being given a chance to defend yourself. As an American and a New Yorker, I say this country has gone to hell. To much sensationalism just to sell some add time. CNN should be embaressed because it clearly has no moral center. It seems your producers have grown up in the era of jerry springer. Try producing some unbiassed, factual news.Cnn is turning into Fox.

    January 29, 2009 at 1:42 pm |
  20. Mark Hillman

    . . . regarding Mr. Blagojevich . . . more empty verbose rhetoric . . . from an empty suit huckster . . . with an isolated delusional paradigm . . . Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

    January 29, 2009 at 1:43 pm |
  21. cy gardner

    I can't wait to hear more from Sen. Franken after he's sworn in. You may take the other three, place them in a sack, and drown them like unwanted kittens. Cy Gardner, arlington, va

    January 29, 2009 at 1:44 pm |
  22. Val

    Frankly after hearing all the facts item by item in his speech, Blogojevich should be swarn in as President,
    He doesn't need lobby-ists, advisors, think-tanks spealists, media BS
    He knows how to act and think for himself and the people he represents. He should go to the supreme court !

    January 29, 2009 at 1:44 pm |
  23. joey yankee lake n.y.

    Really tired, so tired it is sickening. Then again we have to remember where we hear it. CNN, MSNBC and Fox.

    January 29, 2009 at 1:45 pm |
  24. Billy G in Las Vegas

    YES!!! and you can add Paris Hilton, Brittany Spears, the Obama kids (love them and their mother to death but LEAVE them ALONE) AND Caroline or ANY OTHER Kennedy.

    January 29, 2009 at 1:46 pm |
  25. Matthew, Cedar Rapids

    I'm torn. On one hand, the thought of President Sarah Palin terrifies me. On the other, she could destroy the Republican party forever, and I would be the first to yell, "AMEN!"

    January 29, 2009 at 1:46 pm |
  26. Cecil Jones

    Blago is innocent. Franken should be in the Senate. Coleman and Palin will just fade away when the camera stops shooting. Palin won't go quietly. She will throw her kids and husband at us to make us pay attention. What a spectacle!

    January 29, 2009 at 1:46 pm |
  27. tom, madison, wisconsin

    It doesn't bother me as much as it used to. I just reach for the remote when something about them comes on. Often I forget to change back for a long time.

    January 29, 2009 at 1:46 pm |
  28. Duane..Bloomington,In

    ahhhhhh...YES.."nuff said!

    January 29, 2009 at 1:47 pm |
  29. Amy from WI

    Tired? Try exhausted.

    January 29, 2009 at 1:49 pm |
  30. Anthony Smith

    Almost as tired as I am of hearing that name George Bush! By the way, Pelosi is coming in a close second.

    Wildwood Crest, NJ

    January 29, 2009 at 1:50 pm |
  31. Conor in Chicago

    I was hoping your answer to this question was going to be no one resonding to it. Once I saw a few responses I decided to write STOP TALKING ABOUT THEM!

    January 29, 2009 at 1:50 pm |
  32. Ray Lawson from Danville, VA

    Who?

    January 29, 2009 at 1:50 pm |
  33. Alma (Tennessee)

    I am extremely tired of hearing about these people. Franken needs to go on to the Senate. Colemen needs to realize he loss. Palin needs to go back and play governor, and realize that she will never be ready for prime time. Blogojevich needs to prepare for prison. The media can stop all of their self-serving behavior by simply ignoring them.

    January 29, 2009 at 1:53 pm |
  34. connie, forest park Illinois

    Blago.s my guy!! He's no different than most of the others nationwide? What he do? Try to get drugs illegally from Canada? Hasn't Montel Williams made a career of that?! And what else, oh yeah, somethin' to give old people help but the legislators didnt want to fund it and he went around them.?. They're just bad sports. Is everybody under a rock? He's guilty of being stupid!! That's just not tolerated. If we took every "Polly" out of office for that all the chambers would be empty. That's why the middle class(HUH?) is in the shape its in. We are dumb (like Blago Boy) so we get the shaft too. Hey Maybe I sjhould run, hum....

    January 29, 2009 at 1:57 pm |
  35. Ruth

    Yes. Thank God for the mute botton.

    January 29, 2009 at 1:58 pm |
  36. Karen

    Hi Jack,
    If I never hear those names again it will be too soon. But, unfortunately, the media (CNN included) can't seem to get enough of them. It isn't news anymore–it is torture.

    January 29, 2009 at 1:58 pm |
  37. Dashaye(Bronx,ny)

    I am really sick and tired of hearing about palin!!!

    blago... whatever

    coleman give it up already man YOU LOST!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 1:59 pm |
  38. Ron San Diego

    Hi Jack:

    I think you need a vacation or hobby or something.

    Ron San Diego

    January 29, 2009 at 1:59 pm |
  39. mac from traverse city Michigan

    No I'm not tired of it Jack but I'm one of those people and so are you I think that enjoys watching politics and politicians. The people you have mentioned here are all providing some comic relief to the serious business of governance and so far anyway none of them have done any serious damage to the country that I'm aware of. Every circus needs it's clowns.

    January 29, 2009 at 1:59 pm |
  40. Mike, Syracuse NY

    I'm hoping for a Survivor-like reality show. Put them all on an island and tell them whoever survives gets to come back and take office, the rest get fed to the sharks. No wait, that would be cruel to the sharks.

    January 29, 2009 at 1:59 pm |
  41. joy

    hi jack,
    i am more tired of Palin. why? because anything she does the madie are all over her. she is not important anymore
    Palin is just another Amarosa, her 15 minutes are over, and she just won't go away. Palin keeps pretending she's a celebrity, a Diva, Ms. Congeniality, etc. Now Palin thinks she's an elitist…hanging out with the big politician's in D.C., getting her foot in the door for 2012, although I have a feeling the smart ones will just laugh at you. I wonder if Palin was even invited to this dinner, or if she invited herself…I'm sure the latter is true. I bet Obama will cringe when he sees her walk through the door. I hope security keeps her away.

    Palin, do us all a favor and stay in Alaska, raise your kids, and run your state! You keep saying you're a "hockey mom", but you continue to prove otherwise. Fancy, expensive dinners with the Polical elite, a new PAC campaign that will send you around the country spending private money to benefit yourself of course, trying to gain ground with the GOP for 2012…need I go on? You're such a hypocrite, but mostly pathetic.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:00 pm |
  42. Debbie in Warrenton, OR

    I am so tired of them, that I switch to the weather channel every time I see the news media start a story about one of them. Let it rest. The only way that they will go away is for the media to ignore them. You reported on them already, now lets move on to real news.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:00 pm |
  43. Cindy

    VERY tired of all the BLAH BLAH BLAH!!!!!
    Blagojevich needs to tell the truth. Then just shut up and go away for the GOOD of the people of Illinios. We all know he is guilty.
    Al Is looking for new material for his stand up routine and what better place than the goverment. It has provided us with a lot of jokes in the last 8 years.
    Norm evidentally doesn't have any other job lined up in this high unemployment cycle we are in, if he is continuning to fight so hard to keep this one.
    And Sarah..... You need to stay at home and get our own house in order. I would hate to see how our nation would be if you had been elected vice president.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:01 pm |
  44. Mickie

    If I see one more thing on Palin, I will regurgitate - please stop reporting on this bimbo!

    January 29, 2009 at 2:03 pm |
  45. William A. Marley

    I think Blogo is one of the best conmen I've ever witnessed, and I've witnessed many back during the Florida land deals.
    I'm really tired of Crying Coleman, but the one that needs to just fF F F f f fade away as Jagger might say is Sarah Pagan. Please, go away.
    William A. Marley

    January 29, 2009 at 2:04 pm |
  46. don in naples, florida

    Hey, they are better than Brad and Angelina Jolie!!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 2:04 pm |
  47. Diane Dagenais Turbide

    Very!

    January 29, 2009 at 2:07 pm |
  48. therealmarie

    The question should be 'How tired is the MSM in exploiting these people?

    January 29, 2009 at 2:07 pm |
  49. Russ in Johnston, IA

    Oh, yeah! With the 24/7 news cycle we have to endure today, you just can't get away from this crap! Every hour – same story different reporter!

    January 29, 2009 at 2:08 pm |
  50. odessa

    g rod is trying to clear his name..he may get off in the federal court..coleman and franken saga needs to end..franken is the winner and coleman should step aside to do something else..palin wants attention for herself due to losing the last election..i wish that she would sit down and learn her history lesson..

    January 29, 2009 at 2:09 pm |
  51. Mark, OKC, OK

    About as tired of them as I am of all the media pundents slobbering all over Obama and his family. If you don't mind, Jack, I'll do my own slobbering over Palin, but thanks for asking.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:09 pm |
  52. Mike Nunn

    With exception of Frankin. He is really getting screwed. Palin, Coleman, and the dear governor should all be given a show on a midnight channel in upper Alaska where they can blither to their hearts content.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:09 pm |
  53. Barbara Middletown NY

    I can't put into words how sick I am of the people you mentioned as well as Reid, Pelosi, Boehner, McConnell, Limbaugh and soooo many more. Some of these buffoons are covered 2 or 3 times an hour by the same network. I know that there is more news out there. Why aren't we hearing about it?

    January 29, 2009 at 2:10 pm |
  54. Terry in Hanover County

    Tired? No. Bored to tears? YES, but I found a solution. I'm now on an idiot-free diet which involves turning off the television or computer, tossing the newspaper in the bin, and going outside for a walk in the fresh, cold air. When I can't do that, I take a nap.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:11 pm |
  55. Annie, Atlanta

    I'm not. Blagojevich shows us what we get when we elect a sociopath. Coleman reminds me of that old show "Mr. Ed." Franken is a comedian turned politician. Palin is ignorant and hateful and doesn't know it. I'll take a good laugh where I can get it.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:11 pm |
  56. Ann from S.C.

    I find all four of them revolting to the nth degree. Thank goodness for the mute, channel and off buttons on the remote control. Fortunately, Blagojevich, Coleman and Franken will disappear from the news cycle before long. Looks like we are stuck with Palin until 2012.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:12 pm |
  57. Mertis

    Jack,

    It's like watching a train wreck. You know you should just look away but somehow, you can't.

    Mertis in Atlanta

    January 29, 2009 at 2:12 pm |
  58. JR Salazar, Long Beach, CA

    Everybody but one: Al Franken. I can't get enough of his jokes. I want more of it. As for the rest: Coleman lost fair and square, Blago is in denial of his eventual fate, and won't the rest of the world shut up about Sarah Palin already! The election is over! Stop talking about her, her husband Todd and their five beautiful children. Man, just mentioning them makes me think of the McCain campaign with the wheels off before it started..

    January 29, 2009 at 2:13 pm |
  59. David in San Diego

    So tired of it that having you resurrect them through this question seems incredibly stupid.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:13 pm |
  60. Kate Idaho

    If the media would just drop it it would not be a problem.
    Too often they beat a thing to death, long after it has pulled in it's last breath.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:13 pm |
  61. Linda in Florida

    If we all, including the media, ignore them, maybe they will go away!

    January 29, 2009 at 2:14 pm |
  62. debi~california

    In a word, Yes! This country is in so much trouble right now, we need to put our focus on getting back on track!
    Send Franken to the Senate, Sarah back to Alaska, Colemen to the "private" sector, and Blogojevich to jail.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:15 pm |
  63. Lee in TN

    Maybe if you just ignore them, they will go away!

    January 29, 2009 at 2:16 pm |
  64. B-Koi Vancouver Island, BC

    Jack, this constant talk about Gov. Palin is a drag. Sad sad comment on the US when this person with the intelligence of a flea keeps being reported on! And by the way will someone inform her that It is PRESIDENT Obama, not Obama, not Barack etc. Just shows she still thinks she's on the campaign trail with her outrageous comments about his religion, being Un American and other slanderous tripe. ENOUGH about HER! Let's talk about me!

    January 29, 2009 at 2:17 pm |
  65. Chris in Ks

    How did Franken get on that list? All he did was get elected.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:17 pm |
  66. Venia PA

    Palin, Blagovich and Coleman have proven to be pathological liars. It is enough already for those three. As for Franken, I truly feel bad for this man who won legitimately and yet can't take office.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:18 pm |
  67. Greg, Ontario

    Who? They crooks and the crazy people? Sorry Jack I have a reflex disorder that makes me change the channel every time you guys bring up the dumb people to talk to or talk about. If it was up to a lot of us Jack you would have a half hour show of your own on CNN. But what can you do right?

    January 29, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  68. nora CC TXAS

    I think once Jack Cafferty asks a question it is because the situation is out of control, in our faces and so annoying you have to speak on it. All these people just need to go away!!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  69. Beth in Helena Montana

    Blago,etc. are all over the airways because the MSM seems to think we are interested . We are not.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  70. Doug - Dallas, TX

    Tired doesn't describe the feeling. I'm sure there are more interesting things to report on. One station interrupted a great discussion to show Blago driving to the airport. WHO CARES? It's media overkill. Palin needs to be a governor, Franken needs to be seated and Blago should get ready for trial and life as a private citizen.

    We have bigger things to worry about like the 2 million jobs that were lost in January, the 2 trillion plus the government is going to give away that my grand kids will have to pay for and fixing the medical mess in this country. There is enough there to keep the media busy for three lifetimes.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:22 pm |
  71. Chryssa

    So tired, I slept right through your last show.

    Boise, ID

    January 29, 2009 at 2:22 pm |
  72. Sandi, Chicago

    Americans are fed up with the whole bunch! The media needs to get their act together and talk about something that the American people want to hear. You, the media, are the guilty parties in this one, Jack!

    January 29, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  73. Jim

    Coleman should quit being a crybaby and go home. Sarah Palin should just plain quit and STAY home. Franken can keep hiding AT home for all I care and Blago, well he's about to LOSE his home(s).

    And is it just me or do Blag and Coleman have their hair shellaced at the sane place?

    Jim W. – Lake In The Hills, IL

    January 29, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  74. Hartford

    Jack, I think the people who watch the news are getting wore out from these stories when I know their are other news stories that can be reported on Blogojevich (need a phys), Coleman (got issues), Franken (problem child), and Palin (only the Lord can help this one).

    January 29, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  75. Gary of El Centro, Ca

    Tired doesn't begin to describe it.........these people all need to find an undisclosed secret location to go to and hide out for awhile. Cheney doesn't need his anymore, maybe they could go there.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  76. Gigi

    Let them have their fifteen minutes of fame. Your power is your vote.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:24 pm |
  77. Tina (Fort Worth)

    Franken should be sitting in voting for with the Democrats and ticking off the rest of the Republicans. You lost Norm. Suck it up like a man. Palin is a bimbo, Blago is a buffoon. Please go far away. I am too tired to open my ears but not tired enough to shut my mouth.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:25 pm |
  78. Stacy from Fairfax, VA

    Now there is a group that is ripe for a stupid joke. Here goes.
    So, Rod, Norm, Al and Sarah walk into a bar.
    The bartender sees them and says, "Sorry, you're not welcome here. We don't serve clowns, creeps, childish politicians, guys with big hair and close set beady eyes, or anyone who can field dress a moose."

    January 29, 2009 at 2:27 pm |
  79. Mary, Atlanta, GA

    About as much has hearing about Pelosi, Reid and Frank!

    January 29, 2009 at 2:27 pm |
  80. r keene

    I wish with all my heart that Ms. Palin would realize that we don't need her or appriciate her. she used her kids as props and was so unprofessional in her run for the vice president. Never has anyone been more unqualified for that run. She has done nothing to help women .

    January 29, 2009 at 2:28 pm |
  81. Keith - Cleveland

    Jack, I not as tired of them as I am scared... If these people represent our future government leaders, then we are not planting the right seeds. Our government never has had a history of having a vision, but with these newcomers, we will be flying blind.

    We need to break away from lawyers running the country to people with business knowledge... So that they can run this country like a thriving business.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:28 pm |
  82. Marnie

    I thought you'd never ask! Very tired of the whole bunch of jerks, especially Blago and Sarah.

    Lancaster PA

    January 29, 2009 at 2:29 pm |
  83. Greg in Cabot Arkansas

    Come on Jack, where else can we be entertained until “Married with Children” and “The Simpsons” come on in the evening?
    These clowns to take their place alongside Al and Peg Bundy and Homer and Bart Simpson. They tickle our funny bone in a weird way since they are leaders in the free world and they prove that ANYONE can get elected to public office. All it takes is for us to vote for them.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:30 pm |
  84. Meg Ulmes

    Jack–
    It's a shame that the media continue to glorify and give a life to Palin and Blago. He's a foul-mouthed, lying criminal who doesn't have the good sense to resign before he's impeached and convicted. She's an arrogant, ignorant woman who has convinced herself that she can be President of the United States. Neither deserves anyone's time, let alone publicity on the major networks and in the major newspapers. You guys should let them go–their 15 minutes have been over for a long time. There must be someone and something positive to devote news time to.

    Troy, Ohio

    January 29, 2009 at 2:30 pm |
  85. CJ in Atlanta, GA

    I'm as tired of them as I was Cynthia McKinney. Are we Atlantans going to rename Cynthia McKinney Parkway any time soon?

    January 29, 2009 at 2:31 pm |
  86. Robert

    Probably just as tired as you are.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:32 pm |
  87. Sam, Bryan Tx.

    Very Jack.
    And the worst part is Palin is starting up all over. When will people learn that we just can`t afford stupid any more. The last 8 years has put this country on the ropes. Another round of dumb and we are all over.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:32 pm |
  88. Melanie in rural IA

    I would prefer the media report on the status of sponge bob square pants than have to hear any more about Mrs I want to forget her name from Alaska and the soon to be ex Gov of IL. How about listening to your viewers......no more air time on any of them!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 2:33 pm |
  89. Dave, Brooklyn, NY

    So tired that I’m not even going to answer this question. CLICK!

    January 29, 2009 at 2:33 pm |
  90. Bizz, Quarryville, Pennsylvania

    It really doesn't bother me that much because I know what the outcome will be. Blogojevich will be impeached and eventually sent off to jail with pass Illinois' governors. Coleman will lose and Franken will become a senator and last but not least Palin will keep on shooting herself in the foot instead of shooting moose and fade into the past like Dan Quayle did.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:34 pm |
  91. vern-t anaheim,ca

    i am tired of hearing about blogojevich and sarah palin,blogojevich should accept he will be removed as govenor of illinois.palin is a no qualified person for any office and will never get the republican nomination for president in 2012 and she should face that.i think al franken won the senate seat in minnesota and norm coleman and the republicans should accept that and concede defeat and allow franken to take his seat in washington d.c.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:34 pm |
  92. Mary from Houston, tx

    Sarah Palin, isn't she George W bush Redux?
    Incopetent Govenor, inflexible, lacking, but generally thought to be good to share a beer.
    Lacking intelligence needed for leadership...not willing to listen to those with the intelligence they lack.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:34 pm |
  93. Don

    The continuing sagas of all the fools you mentioned are now about like watching paint dry. Enough is enough. Losers shut up and go home, winners get your butts to work. Everbody out there knows who you are and just don't care.

    Don
    Hammond LA

    January 29, 2009 at 2:35 pm |
  94. norman from nj

    Palin loves Sak's & Neiman Marcus..she purchased $75 silk shorts for her hubby ?? stay home Palin !....

    January 29, 2009 at 2:35 pm |
  95. Dennis, Portland

    What? I can't hear you, Jack. I'm wearing my super duper noise reduction headphones!

    January 29, 2009 at 2:36 pm |
  96. samantha from vt

    Mayor Daley of Chicago calls Blago "cukoo" .....

    January 29, 2009 at 2:36 pm |
  97. Colleen Brooks, Charlotte, NC

    An avid CNN watcher-I bet I have not watched 1 hour in the past 2 weeks. So not tired at all.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:36 pm |
  98. Rose in Az

    If all of those people were not splashed all over the media no one would give any of them a thought. The interent, newspapers and news channels are to blame. Leave them out of the news, problem solved.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:38 pm |
  99. Mike S., New Orleans

    On a scale from sleepy to drowsy to dead tired, I'd say Blago, Franken and Coleman make me drowsy, and I'm dead tired of watching Palin tap dance her way into every media outlet available to her.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:40 pm |
  100. Gloria East Bay CA

    Quickly turn to Cartoon Channel when there's even an imminent threat of her making an appearance. Prefer to hear Bugs Bunny's shrill voice. The others, click, click, click to HBO, SHOWTIME, etc

    January 29, 2009 at 2:41 pm |
  101. Domenic from Montreal, Canada

    Hey Jack,

    I'm tired, especially of Sarah. How come Playboy hasn't asked Palin to be on their cover, NAKED. lol....

    January 29, 2009 at 2:41 pm |
  102. MARCUS123 Flanders

    I am more tired of Rangle ,Franks,Kennedy,and Reid.almost forgot the wicked witch of the west Nancy p.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:42 pm |
  103. Bill Davis

    Why are you lumping Sen. Franken in with those losers? He won!

    Bill D.
    Champaign, IL

    January 29, 2009 at 2:44 pm |
  104. Kate, MD

    Jack, as I listened to Blagovich today, he really sounded convincing.
    He reminded me of a little boy who pleads his case of innocence, then
    is forgiven by his mother.

    Jack I feel like walking up to him, mussying up his hair, and
    saying "yes I forgive you Blago, honey, now go on up and wash up for
    dinner before your father gets home".

    He deserves to keep his job, just for talking for one hour straight. He's
    so cute.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:44 pm |
  105. Leon Robitaille

    Huh, Palin. What is it with this woman? I have a lot of faith in the American people, to see what this woman has to offer. You betcha.
    She actually thinks she has a chance?
    I want to add another comment.
    The American people must know that the Republican party cannot agree to all that is put out there buy the Democratic party. If they did, they would never get elected in 2012.
    Obama is absolutely right in trying to change the way things are. The problem is , the system and how it works!!!! Parties will never agree.
    They have to separate themselfs,and try to convince the American public they are better. The system is totally geared for conflict.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:45 pm |
  106. Don in Fort Gratiot MI

    No. I just can’t get enough. Especially Blog and Palin. Between her catchy style with the English language and his not quite believable account of the truth… well I’m at a loss to imagine who else could be so inspiring. You betcha Jack, not tired yet, keep it coming. Wink.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:46 pm |
  107. HD in Phoenix

    Jack, I am extremely tired of Blago and Palin. However, Frankin is the funniest thing since sliced bread and running water. Gawd that guy makes me laugh! I really wish that he would produce some new Saturday Night Live skits as this country is in need of some really good material to make everyone laugh!!!

    HD in Phoenix, AZ

    January 29, 2009 at 2:46 pm |
  108. Howard M. Bolingbrook IL

    I'm absolutely worn out with those folks, Jack. How about you?

    January 29, 2009 at 2:46 pm |
  109. Willow, Iowa

    Coleman should get out of the way. Franken needs to get to work, finally. Blago , wish they'd hurry up and get rid of him. Palin, I hope that she gets snowed in where she can see Russia from her house, and we don't hear from her for a long, long, LONG time.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:46 pm |
  110. Harrison - Mobile, Alabama

    It varies. I'm not tired of Blago just because I feel sorry for the man. He's being ousted for what? Nothing other than the fact that he wasn't a puppet governor and he actually cared about his people so the Senate in their infinite wisdom decided to dispose of him. It's a shame really.

    Al Franken and Norm Colman? Very tired. Al won, let's call it a day.

    And Sarah Palin...ugh. I'd rather watch the Rush Limbaugh channel...I mean Fox News 24 hours a day for the rest of my life than hear one more redundant story about her.

    I imagine that's what hell is like: Being forced to watch Fox News 24 hours a day, but then again, being given a Sarah Palin enema on a daily basis is probably worse when you think about it.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:47 pm |
  111. Chad Jarman--Los Angeles

    Palin staying popular with the GOP only helps Obama's chances for 2012. Franken and Coleman should be Co-senators and each get half a vote, its that close, can't punish one over the other. And Blago, what a hairdo! Can't stop laughing at that guy!

    January 29, 2009 at 2:48 pm |
  112. Katty OR

    If not for FOX News maybe we wouldn't be bombarded with Palin. I am so sick of hearing her name I have quit watching FOX. As for the others they will soon fade away.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:49 pm |
  113. circy in New Mexico

    Is that a law firm?

    January 29, 2009 at 2:49 pm |
  114. ST

    Very. I'm more tired of Blag and Palin though. There is something about on the news everyday. It gets old. Just impeach Blago and get on with other issues. The networks just need to stop reporting on Palin period.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:49 pm |
  115. Stacy from Leesburg, VA

    Jack, a Palblacolen is bad for you and bad for America. Just say no.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:51 pm |
  116. T. G. from the virgin islands

    Very tired. These people are just looking for their 15 minutes of fame before becoming obscured.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:53 pm |
  117. Allen L Wenger

    Yes, I am tired of hearing about them, but I am also tired of hearing about the stimulous package, the housing crisis, the stock market, and unemployment. Maybe I need to take a lesson from my children and start to enjoy my life again.

    Allen
    Mountain Home ID

    January 29, 2009 at 2:54 pm |
  118. Kevin, Chester Springs PA

    Oh come on... these folks are all very entertaining, especially Blago! You couldn't make up stuff this crazy. And besides, as long as it apparently pumps up TV ratings, increases Web site hits and sells newspapers (which I'm assuming it does), these folks are not going away any time soon. I guess it's just that morbid can't-take-your-eyes-off-the-car-accident thing.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:54 pm |
  119. Ray Kinserlow

    I am infinitely weary of Gov Bah's antics and Coleman's sour grapes. Franken i expect to bring refreshing humor to the corridors of the Senate. About all Sarah Palin can do for me is a pole dance.

    Ray Kinserlow
    Lubbock, Texas

    January 29, 2009 at 2:56 pm |
  120. Nick "Squibby" B, Watertown SD

    I'm not tired at all. The media seems to be the only system of checks and balances for political corruption. Crooks like Blagojevich need airtime like this so all can see what our political system has become. Stay vigilant CNN and Jack.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:56 pm |
  121. Jeannette American in Canada

    YES YES YES ...PLEASE..... lets move on with our lives! If WE wanted NEGATIVE GOSSIP MEDIA we would tune in to THE FOX NEWS!

    January 29, 2009 at 2:56 pm |
  122. Gina in Racine, Wi

    Blago needs to resign....even though he didn't do anything more then alot of the other Politician's do all the time....he was dumb enough to get caught....and he should also be prosecuted for stupidity.

    Palin's 15 minutes of fame were up a long time ago and I wish that her and Joe the Plumber would ride off into the sunset.

    If Coleman would except the obvious.....that Franken has more votes....and then would go away .....we could stop hearing about the both of them and Minnesota would have a Senator.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:57 pm |
  123. candace witte , Kentucky

    Jack, i am sick of Sara Palin, Norm Coleman and Blogo, give al franken the damn seat and let's get on with the fighting,

    January 29, 2009 at 2:57 pm |
  124. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    Jack: There is nothing like a political "Not Ready For Prime Time Players." If nothing else--it is surely entertaining to watch–almost as funny as, I did not have sex with that woman-Monica Lewinsky-and that depends upon the definition of "is," and I'm no crook.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:58 pm |
  125. Roger (Dallas)

    Jack: Absolutely worn out. Please add Rush Limbaugh to this list as he is fast becoming the creepiest of them all. Coleman needs to man-up, admit defeat and move one. Palin and Blago just need to go away forever.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:00 pm |
  126. lynn

    Yes, Jack but it is the press including CNN who are providing them with a forum so who really is to blame??

    January 29, 2009 at 3:00 pm |
  127. Ray in Nashville

    Yes... Pelosi, Shelby, Dodd, Frank, Boehner and all the rest of them, too!

    January 29, 2009 at 3:00 pm |
  128. Joe in MO

    More tired than you are, Jack. You decided to ask this question.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:00 pm |
  129. Karl from SF, CA

    Blago, Coleman and Palin give me Excedrin headache number 2009 and demonstrate how little intelligence and class it takes to succeed in politics. Of course they exemplify the people that voted for them which is an even sadder state of affairs. Personally, I try not to think of them while I’m eating for obvious reasons. Al Franken, on the other hand, wouldn’t be tiring but for Coleman, he’d be a Senator.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:02 pm |
  130. James in NYC

    Jack,
    Blagovich, Coleman, and Franken are overexposed but living their fifteen minutes of media coverage. While Palin's fifteen was over seventeen minutes ago. Doesn't she have a state to run or shouldn't she be busy keeping an eye on Russia or something?

    January 29, 2009 at 3:03 pm |
  131. Chuck

    Lighten up Jack, it's a divine comedy so enjoy it while it lasts.
    After 8 years of politics that gave me
    heartburn, headaches, and hemorrhoids I find the comic relief provided
    by these jokers a much welcomed change of pace.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:04 pm |
  132. Scott, Wichita

    About as tired as I was of Obama back in April.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:04 pm |
  133. ken

    Blago should go, fast and far. Franken can keep them laughing. Coleman is fighting for his life and should hang in there. Palin as long as the liberal media has a peoblem with her I don't. You forgot to include Pelosi which rhymnes with Bela Legosi is out for the blood of middleclass on up. You also left out her compatriots Franks and Reid who are only interested in promoting their own agenda to hell with the USA with their tax and borrow mentality.
    Obama has his hands full because he's going to have to take a stand with the latter three.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:04 pm |
  134. Lesley L.

    Here a funny one. I was speaking with an Alaskan this past week about a rental property he owns in North Carolina. When I realized that he lived in Alaska I chuckled and gave him a hard time about Sarah Palin. At that point he said, "We are all just relieved about it all because since the election, she is never in our state and we don't have to put up with her." Maybe I will move to Alaska to get away from Sarah Palin!

    January 29, 2009 at 3:05 pm |
  135. Ed in Savannah, GA

    Jack: Sick to the point that its cured my "news-a-holism". I once read that the French revolutionary Robespierre's downfall began when he coughed while giving a speech before the National Assembly. Someone shouted "He chokes on the blood of Danton" (whom he had just had guillotined). Others took up the cry and shouted him off the podium. Shortly afterwards he was arrested and himself executed. I suspect that someday it will be written of American democracy: "It choked to death on its own politics".

    January 29, 2009 at 3:05 pm |
  136. Robert W. Brooks

    Jack,

    With all of the 24 hour news programs and talk shows competing with each other, they have created a "feeding frenzy" when it comes to interviewing someone "different". I'm so tired of it I've turned to Andy Griffith reruns on TV Land.

    Robert
    Forest, VA

    January 29, 2009 at 3:06 pm |
  137. Bob in Lincoln NE

    The Franken/Coleman issue should not be about them. Rather the issue should be what is wrong with the governmental processes in Minnesota? The Illionis Governor is a mental case and should be commited rather than impeached. Palin was and still is a bad joke that just keeps getting repeated. In her case, the medai in general should be taken to task for using the 4-letter–oops–5-letter word.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:06 pm |
  138. Sandi , Oklahoma

    Very,very,very tired! Can't you guys find something more interesting to talk about? For instance the lady that gave birth to eight babies! Now there is something newsworthy. Or maybe you could describe in detail exactly what the stimulus package consists of so we can know if we approve or not before we call our congressmen and chew on them.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:07 pm |
  139. Melissa from New Orleans

    Very. Sick of hearing about them and I wish they'd just disappear.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:07 pm |
  140. Natalie Ohio

    Sick...but mostly of Palin. Shes like a bad penny – she just keeps turning up. My guess is that if her book does what its designed to do she and her family will disappear into the wilderness to hunt and never be heard from again. Its those darned patriotic values I tell you!

    January 29, 2009 at 3:07 pm |
  141. Tom in Dubuque Iowa

    Yes, find something else to cover!

    January 29, 2009 at 3:07 pm |
  142. D. Texas

    Very much so !!

    January 29, 2009 at 3:09 pm |
  143. Ann from Hampton, New Jersey

    Half of the responsibility for putting all these low lives on the front pages belongs to the media and the other half to the public who will not say "enough is enough", but really enjoys it all. If they have to be written about, put them in the classified section of the paper under Articles for Sale Cheap.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:09 pm |
  144. Tiffany, Philadelphia, PA

    American Politics is starting to become the most entertaining reality show ever.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:10 pm |
  145. Bill in South Jersey

    I defer to you in judging your industry, Jack; I'm just a consumer of its product, while you know it from the inside.

    However, Franken-Coleman are, for the moment, legitimate news: Minnesota has an empty Senate seat and the winner will at least partially determine the balance of power in the Upper House.

    And, for purists who think that citizens (even slimebags) are entitled to a presumption of innocence until proven guilty, the Blagojevich proceedings are instructive as to how Americans are thinking about their Constitutional rights in 2009.

    Palin - OK, I'll give you that one. When she marches on Washington at the head of an army of right-wing, rifle-totin' Bible thumpers, tell me. Otherwise, you and your colleagues don't need to bother with her.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:11 pm |
  146. Thomas Kirkman

    Sick to death! I see Blagojevich when I shut my eyes. I think he has been burned in to my retinas permanently.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:11 pm |
  147. Jackie in Dallas

    Extremely tired, Jack. Especially of hearing about Palin. Blagojevich is right up there on the vomit-meter as well.

    On the other hand, the Coleman-Franken contraversy is interesting. I think Minnesota has some extremely good processes and procedures in place, but they have been subverted by Coleman. When the numbers where in his advantage, he was pressuring Franken to concede; now that the numbers are in Franken's favor, and after a very long recount process, Coleman is saying the process was tainted. Personally, I think he's a sore loser, but admire the fact that Franken has been very laid back, letting the process and the court case continue on without public statement.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:12 pm |
  148. Charlie Ebert

    You forgot Inhoff.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:12 pm |
  149. Mari Fernandez, Salt Lake City, Utah

    SO TIRED......... JACK! Especially of the Palin coverage! What has this woman done to earn her so much news coverage?

    IF .... Palin were a Democrat the "holier-than-thou-family-values-crowd" would have crucified her for abandoning her family and infant son to run for V.P. But....... since she is a GOPer, well, she gets a pass.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:14 pm |
  150. Lisa Casey, Ashford, Alabama

    Blagojevitch and Palin - two politicians that never know when to shut up.

    Coleman and Franken – count the votes Minnesot-duh!

    January 29, 2009 at 3:16 pm |
  151. sully,,,forest park ga

    jack ,
    I could care less about them, all I need is a way for me to keep pay my bills......

    January 29, 2009 at 3:17 pm |
  152. Sharon Eckstein

    Franken needs to be in office. Coleman needs to go away. Blago needs to go to the "hoosecow". Palen needs to look for more russians and shut up. -Sharon from Illinois.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:17 pm |
  153. J from Nampa, Idaho

    Jack are kidding, this stuff is "F***ing Golden", unscripted political theater,"You Betcha" the media loves it, it doesn't get old.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:18 pm |
  154. bigjoerice Minnesota USA

    So tired that I'd take Bush back. Lets face it, compared to these buffoons he's starting to look pretty damn good................

    January 29, 2009 at 3:18 pm |
  155. Marie Ontario

    It is in your country's best interest to keep Sara Palin front and center in the news along with Joe The Plumber and Rush Limbaugh.

    These 3 are the face of the Republican Party and represent exactly how they think and what they stand for in America.

    Reporters should continue asking GOP politicians what they think of these 3 people. We know they'll keep answering how great these 3 are which in turn will keep reminding people of the harm that will be done if Republicans get elected.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:19 pm |
  156. claudia dick

    i thought you would never ask,especially sarah she is like a sore that no matter how many times you go to the doctor it will never heal.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:20 pm |
  157. Natalie Ohio

    Well gee. Gosh my goodness Jack. I mean ya gotta know this is the American way...except maybe that -how do ya? Ya know that Blago-ya -what ...yeah that one we need to keep an eye on up here in ALASka.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:22 pm |
  158. Michael, Liverpool, NY

    I want justice against Blagojevich so whatever it takes to bring him to justice but I am definitely sick of all of them and unfortunately I think we will hear about Sarah Palin until she loses the Presidential election whenever that will be; I don't even believe that a primary loss for the 2012 election will be enough to get rid of her.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:25 pm |
  159. Richard Green

    Jack,
    I understand how you could stop caring about these folks. Blago and Palin are the least interesting people I can think of. The Franken/ Coleman contest is important to many who want Obama to have as many advocates for his programs as possible.

    If you folks cut back on coverage of this group, maybe you could expose the tax rules that make it more attractive to banks to foreclose on a mortgage rather than renegotiate it and keep a homeowner in a home. Our smarties in DC seem to have overlooked a way to get banks to do what is needed.

    Rich Green
    San Clemente, Cal.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:25 pm |
  160. Dennis North Carolina

    very tired but what is worst is the trial on TV and the state senate when no crime has been proven or criminal charges raised. Innocent until proven guilty in a court ps the way of the land of free. Bill clinton was not impeached and they had more on him. what goes around will come around to all who play judge and jury,

    January 29, 2009 at 3:27 pm |
  161. Jay in Texas

    Like you, Jack, I am tired of the excess news coverage of these four people but what I am really sick of is the total lack of coverage of the illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan where our soldiers and their civilians are dying and being permanently wounded every day. How long has it been since CNN covered just one of the soldier's lives these wars have ruined or done a story on the effect one of these tragedies has had on his family? No, you all are too busy covering corrupt politicians to even spend ten minutes a day covering one of these families of our bravest young people.
    Brownwood, Texas

    January 29, 2009 at 3:27 pm |
  162. Ed from White Plains, NY

    No more sick than I am hearing about President Obama, Timothy Geithner, Hillary Clinton, Ben Bernake, the economic stimulus plan and the "pork" with which it's laden, Wall Street, bailouts, bonuses to executives of financial firms and companies laying off tens of thousands of workers. It seems that every time I turn on CNN or another cable news network, it is Deja Vu all over again. How about if the networks agree that no less than once a week they have to report on only good news. Wait a minute, how do you fill a 24 hour day with only good news? How long is it to "Pitchers and Catchers?

    January 29, 2009 at 3:28 pm |
  163. lynn

    Perfect question. Very,Very,Very, sick I hit the remote whenever I see their faces. Coleman and Palin are the worst and the media is terrible for giving Blagoivech so much airtime..

    January 29, 2009 at 3:30 pm |
  164. JR in Norfolk VA

    Lighten up, Jack. You clearly need either a vacation or a new shtick. Constantly carping about how everyone else in the world is an idiot is not entertaining, just annoying. Keep it up and you can join that group of politicians you wish would go away. Stick to using the show to ask legitimate questions and get viewers' opinions on the issues, not as a bully pulpit for you to vent your spleen that the world is still not to your liking. Don't be such a yenta.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:31 pm |
  165. JW in Atlanta

    Of Palin....sick to death.
    Of Blogo....mildly entertained.
    Of Franken...love the guy.
    Of Coleman..... who?

    January 29, 2009 at 3:31 pm |
  166. james morning

    This is a public hanging of Blagojevich. All hearsay. It is time to hear the whole story not piece here and there. Today we are seeing more innocent people being let out of jail after the whole story comes out.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:32 pm |
  167. Chuck Jones.........OHIO

    Blago?...I think the biggest problem with him is the "D" after his name! If that was an "R," I do believe they'd be grooming him to run with little "Sara of Podunk, AK" in 2012. Speaking of Sara....I find it rather amusing that Ms. Palin is qualified to run as "back-up" to the president of the U.S.A., but Carolyn Kennedy is deemed NOT QUALIFIED to be a senator. Is she not a licensed Attorney? Has not her WHOLE life been spent in a family of politicians.....uncles, brother, etc.? I am QUITE sure that she is aware that AFRICA is a continent, (see Sara Palin) My feeling is that Sara Palin was a "sexy-choice" for a running mate....though I think Paris Hilton or Pamela Anderson would have been equally qualified...and Pamela has.....uhhhh....."bigger assets" shall we say?

    Can't you just see it now?........."BLAGO & SARA" or "SARA & BLAGO" in 2012........a remake of the BUSH & CHENEY years!

    Chuck OHIO

    January 29, 2009 at 3:35 pm |
  168. Hilde Schildgen

    I'm tired of Palin, she could go away. But the Coleman and Franken race is important, and for Blagojevich it is very important for the voters of Illinois who voted for him.
    My question is how can they use tapes from a criminal investigation in a senate hearing. Everything pertaining to this impeachment is fishy.

    but we hear about this all the time because the news channels, need something to play and talk about. I wish they would use they talent and talk about some of the more important issues like jobs, education, and the environment and how we can help.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:35 pm |
  169. Maria

    So tiered of it because I'd rather have news on about how my government is trying to fix the crappy situationn we are in...I really could care less that Palin is trying to get a book deal or listening to you guys comment about Blogs 20th stupid interview with him refering to some bad movie cliche...

    January 29, 2009 at 3:36 pm |
  170. Anne, Michigan

    It concerns me since there is no definitive winner that this doesn't make for a poor example of freedom of choice to the rest of the planet. Somebody get it together!

    Anne, Michigan

    January 29, 2009 at 3:36 pm |
  171. oti bacchus

    jack,
    That"s just Kolomental talking about these muzzy Pimps where people are losing their jobs

    January 29, 2009 at 3:40 pm |
  172. Natalie Ohio

    Morning-after-a-3-day-drunk-head-in-the-toilet sick.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:41 pm |
  173. Judy, Exeter, Calif,

    Jack – I'm was pretty much done with Blogojevich after day one, but God bless the American media, it still pounces on anything about him, Sarah Palin, and Franken/Coleman as if it was a hungry tiger. Now that the election is over, things seem pretty tame. I think you guys are having trouble topping the 2 year campaign, and subsequent election of our first black president. Hope you all get well soon.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:41 pm |
  174. vern-t anaheim,ca

    i am tired of blogovich,coleman,limbaugh,hannity,o'rielly and most of all sarah palin who i wish would go back to her igloo in alaska.i wonder about the intelligence of alaskans by electing this dumbbell govenor,she is the most unqualified person i have ever seen run for office.any time i see one of the above people on tv it makes me want to puke

    January 29, 2009 at 3:41 pm |
  175. Paula in Albuquerque

    Well...Al Franken was never a "funny guy", but, lately, he isn't trying to be, is he? The others don't annoy me, in any way...for some reason.
    Perhaps it's because I am proud to proclaim that "I SURVIVED BUSH/CHENEY"...and, I still have a most enjoyable "buzz" due to that fact! Blago is terribly entertaining, and, at least Sara Palin is pretty, and looks as if she bathes! I have "no objections, Your Honor", to any of the above...

    January 29, 2009 at 3:42 pm |
  176. Pugas-AZ

    Never have so many said so much about so little. I suppose it provides some form of comic relief, but there should be a limit. Our political system is suffering from abuse. Abuse by over zealous politicans playing their life out on stage. Let's close the curtains. Wait a minute, I need the laughs.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:43 pm |
  177. Jenna Wade

    How tired are you of hearing about Rod Blagojevich, Norm Coleman, Al Franken and Sarah Palin?

    I am soooo tired of Blago, Coleman and Palin! Their 15 minutes of fame are over. Especially Palin's.

    I am looking forward to seeing Franken in the Senate. He won already no matter how many ways Coleman spins it..

    Jenna Wade
    Roseville CA

    January 29, 2009 at 3:43 pm |
  178. Hugh ~ Tracy, California

    Jack, I'm no comic, but this subject is too funny to ignore.

    Blagojevich is a foul-mouthed crook
    Coleman is a sore pathetic loser
    Franken is a joker and a clown
    Palin is a silly incompetent airhead (and I'm being easy on her)

    These characters are perfect subjects for satire in American journalism! Most of us want someone to bemoan or laugh at, wouldn't it be boring without them?

    OK, put the crook in jail, make the loser disappear, force the clown to get serious or go back to late-night comedy, but keep the silly airhead around just for cheap laughs.
    😉

    January 29, 2009 at 3:43 pm |
  179. john ... marlton,nj

    Very tired, I want to hear about Israel killing innocent Palestinians and how the world is going to deal with them...

    January 29, 2009 at 3:44 pm |
  180. Dee in Florida

    Frankly, I am pretty sick of the media hype on ALL of these folks, (especially OPalin) as well as on others in the "news" constantly.

    I like to hear the NEWS. I HATE hearing all the analysis and the report after report after report (ad nauseum) on things that are not really NEWS, but just SOUND BITES!

    Years ago I worked with a gal who sat at her desk all day adding up huge columns of figures. She never pulled off her adding machine paper, and it looked like she was slammed with work. The whole time she was adding she had the phone grafted to her ear. It was a while before it was discovered that she was adding the SAME COLUMN OF NUMBERS OVER AND OVER. And got paid for it.

    That's the media today!

    January 29, 2009 at 3:45 pm |
  181. Tom in Desoto, Tx

    Palin's 15 minutes expired late on Nov 4th. She proved many times she didn't know what the V.P. office did. Does anyone know if Palin knows what the governors job responsibilities and duties are? McCain certainly doesn't. Blogojevich will soon be a private citizen so interest should wain. Coleman and Franken haven't been on the national front page for a while. At least the three guys know what their office's duties and responsibilities are.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:45 pm |
  182. Paul S. Columbia, SC

    There have been better 'scoops' out of the cat's litter box. Turn off the cameras and tape recorders. The 'news' subjects don't create the overload; the news industry does.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:46 pm |
  183. L.M.,Arizona

    These people will be around for at least until 2012,but we can always stop listening,reading,and talking about them. Unfortunately you new media types have to report on them, but at least you don't have to defend them unlike your counter parts Druge and Limbaugh defending Palin now that's justice.

    L.M.,Arizona

    January 29, 2009 at 3:46 pm |
  184. gg

    please no more wackos and draft doggers like sara and rush

    January 29, 2009 at 3:47 pm |
  185. Anne, Michigan

    Oops, obviously my memory is out to lunch, Franken got chosen right?

    Palin as much as I don't care for her and her thinking, there is too much prompting by the press and her Republican friends to 'go for it'. She does have a right to pursue her dreams just like everyone else. Remember folks that's what makes America great, we love to make idiots of ourselves!

    January 29, 2009 at 3:47 pm |
  186. Richard, Syracuse, NY

    I am so tired of listening to anything about Palin. If she was qualified in Foreign Policy because she could see Alaska from her Home, wouldn't anyone in NY City be more qualified because they can see the UN?

    She was a Joke, she still is a joke, and she always will be a joke.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:48 pm |
  187. Pete Cooney

    Jack, . . Can Al Franken talk? Have you seen him when his wife stands
    next to him? Get back to me then, Jack.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:48 pm |
  188. Wolfgang, San Luis Obispo

    I flip channels everytime you bring them up. Wannabies aren't worth my time.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:49 pm |
  189. Jackie in Dallas

    Let me add to the list of those I DON'T want to hear about: Rush, Hannity, and "The Terminator" Schwarzenegger.

    What WOULD I like to see?
    * Human interest stories of smaller companies that are bending over backward to keep their workers working, and staying afloat.
    * Stories about how state governments are working with the recession, dealing with the unemployment issue, and if there are ANY examples of two-party state legislatures that are working together effectively. [That should give the CNN researchers a juicy topic!]
    * A non-partisan story about how health care really works in Canada, and whether there are any aspects of it that we could incorporate that wouldn't set off the screams of the neo-conservatives about socialism.
    * An in-depth report on the unemployment rates, by state and by industry. That might give the Congress a better picture of where the stimulus package could best be focused.
    * An in-depth analysis of the programs that FDR and his Congress enacted - both the ones that worked and the ones that didn't.

    All of these topics are more news-worthy than any of the individuals mentioned. That is part of the problem...we've become a culture of personality rather than a culture of ideas.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:49 pm |
  190. Jim/NC

    Jack, people were making similar comments about Obama's chances...he won!

    January 29, 2009 at 3:49 pm |
  191. Barbara - NC

    Blago – very

    Franken – very very

    Coleman – very very very

    Palin – very very very very very very very ............................. there isn't enough room to finish, Jack.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:49 pm |
  192. Roland

    Not as tired as I am of Limbaugh, Coulter, Hannity and O'Reilly!!

    Roland
    St. George, UT

    January 29, 2009 at 3:50 pm |
  193. Sheryll

    I'm so tired.. But here is my solution.
    Give the seat to Franken
    Get Blagojevich some help, there is obviously a disconnect somewhere
    And Palin, Bibidi Bobidi boo... Did it work, did she disappear?

    Sheryll
    Toronto, Ontario

    January 29, 2009 at 3:50 pm |
  194. KD, Pourtsmouth

    . . . GOTCHA Jack.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:51 pm |
  195. Sharon, Rockford, IL

    Jack, I'm beyond tired of them. I wish I had never heard of any of them. Unfortunately, I live in Illinois and have had to listen to Blago for a long time – too long. Why is it the weakest people get such notoriety? They just suck the air out of the room and I wish they would all go away. My list is Palin, Blago and add Rush Limbaugh.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:52 pm |
  196. Don

    CNN needs to leave them off of the opinion segments and focus on the "real" news. I don't give a crap about Palin, Coleman, and especially crazy Blago.

    All I want to know is what is really going on so that I can position myself and family in order to deal with the current economic situation not left versus right arguments from talking heads who I've never heard of and their only talking points are the three idiots who don't deserve air time on taxpayer expence.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:52 pm |
  197. Sue -Idaho

    Between Blago and Palin I don't know who's more annoying, frankly I wish they would take the other two and escape to Alaska to watch out for those silly Russians!

    January 29, 2009 at 3:53 pm |
  198. arlene in iowa

    soooooo tierd..They need to get over themselves too..

    January 29, 2009 at 3:53 pm |
  199. Esther M. Akron Ohio

    that's entertainment for you. its trickled over to the politic reagan sure knew what he was doing when he gave us the trickle down theory

    January 29, 2009 at 3:53 pm |
  200. NANCY , Grand Ledge MI

    So tired of it that I mute them immediately. We must have something going on in the world that is more important! Can't think of anything except a couple of wars, a global economic crisis, polar ice melting at record speeds, a new President, an old President who may have broken many laws, and a monster of an ice storm that left a lot of people without power, and a salmonella outbreak. But I guess those things aren't considered important!

    January 29, 2009 at 3:58 pm |
  201. al in virginia

    Franken won the recount, send him to Washington.
    The other three just need to go away...for 20 years if you're the soon to be former governor of Illionios

    January 29, 2009 at 3:58 pm |
  202. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    I'm so tired of the media talking about Blagojevich, Coleman, Franken and Palin until they should be charged $100 more every time they use their names. That will teach them how to earn their pay and learn to report on real issues like our economy, the wars, international affairs that are in desperate need of our attention.

    January 29, 2009 at 3:58 pm |
  203. nancy

    i just hear sarah's voice and i go screaming into the night(or is it day?).

    i am also tired of hearing those hypercrite republicans saying that what our president is doing to try and get our ecomony working again is going to break the budget and make our kids kids pay for all of this. hello, pot. kettle calling. who in the world got us into this mess? the republicans who went along with everything our last president wanted. to me, those bozos should be quiet and vote. at least this guy is doing something that may just help our ecomony.

    nancy
    menifee, ca

    January 29, 2009 at 4:00 pm |
  204. Tino

    I was tired of Palin from the first minute I saw her. Franken, eh, I like his humor. Norm Coleman I never could stand to look at and I think it's because his fake teeth are THAT obvious. Now Blogoyevich I absolutely adore him, I think he's the funniest man on earth and his is THE BEST reality show (admittedly I have never seen any reality shows until he came along). I actually wish he wouldn't go away for a while. I wish I had his coglioni (italian for balls). While everyone else gets hypertension from him he just seems to sail thru life with a smile on his face an doesn't seem bothered in the least. LOL.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:00 pm |
  205. Frank, Connellsville, PA

    Jack,
    I'll take waterboarding if the nightmare that is these four stooges would go away.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:01 pm |
  206. Donna Wisconsin

    You Go Jack! Those of us who listen daily to the news and from various news sources, are so sick of the media having nothing better to tell us that this garbage. They really need a life. There are a multitude of stoies that are never reported–from things our federal dollars are doing or not doing to just plain good news stories. And we have to listen–unless you know how to turn OFF the remote–to this speel. Now I feel better, too. Someone may have listened to me.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:01 pm |
  207. Independent for Obama

    1. Totally, 2. Completely, 3. Utterly, 4. You Betcha
    Janie, Springfield MA

    January 29, 2009 at 4:03 pm |
  208. Tim in Texas

    At least we're not talking about that other guy. The one I don't want to mention 'cause I don't want anybody to mention his name again. But here's a hint - his fake name rhymes with Moe the Gummer.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:04 pm |
  209. just me!

    Dumb question. I could never hear their names again and it would be too soon.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:04 pm |
  210. Lynn, San Diego

    I got sick of hearing about Palin by Sept '08, the only one of the four that I want to hear about is when Fraken takes office – otherwise don't bother me with bull droppings or moose droppings.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:04 pm |
  211. Oregon Wally Las Vegas Nevada

    ive always liked Al Franken, Coleman that guy is pitiful , first loose to a fake wrestler now a comedian,he needs a career change. Blago, nothing worst then watching a grown man cry and beg. then there's Palin O.M.G. what the hell did the people of Alaska see in her ? she can see Russia maybe they can do me a favor and take her...

    January 29, 2009 at 4:05 pm |
  212. Maggie Muggins From Selwyn

    Since the real news is best illustrated on programs like the Daily Show and The Colbert Report we need these characters to spice up these programs.

    I wouldn't really include Al Franken in the same context as these other dolts as all he has done is run for a Senate seat and says or does very little else to warrant any coverage.

    Perhaps we can throw Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Bill "O" the clown in with Palin and Blago and then we would have all the nuts in one basket.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:06 pm |
  213. Tony from Torington

    Tired, tired, and tired...... can never get enough. Too bad Sarah Palin isn't a democrat. I like her and as a democrat she would have gotten a much better deal from the media.

    Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is a crook. Period. Norm Coleman I don't know enough about. Al Franken is a foul mouth liberal piece of crap. And although you have little respect for Palin, if she were a democrat, I'm sure your criticism would be tempered with sugar. Out of the four, Sarah Palin has given this country the best, most selfless service as a mayor and a governor.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:06 pm |
  214. Rob , NYC

    can we talk. What the hell is with Palin ? Does she really think that she would ever come close to getting the Presidential nomination ? Never going to happen .She need to go back to Alaska and sit on the volcano thats about to go off-

    the rest of them–can't someone just put them all in a prison somewhere –but put gags on them so they can never talk again

    January 29, 2009 at 4:07 pm |
  215. James

    I am sick and tired of all of them including you Jack and the rest of the news networks because you all keep bringing up there names and every stupid little thing they are doing. STOP COVERING THEM AND LEAVE ALL OF US ALONE!

    January 29, 2009 at 4:07 pm |
  216. Jan Davis, Knoxville, TN

    I'm mainly tired of hearing about Norm Coleman and Sarah Palin because they are Republicans!

    January 29, 2009 at 4:08 pm |
  217. Jeff Crocket

    We Republicans love them all. We love Franken because he will add even more left wing humor to the DC hysteria! And we love Blago Boy for the same reason.

    As for Coleman and particulary Sarah we love quality conservative thought and policy!! Sarah rocks the Democrats boat severely! Look at the fear she has produced on the left!!

    January 29, 2009 at 4:09 pm |
  218. Jenny from Nanuet, New York

    I'm so tired of them that I fell asleep during the question.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:09 pm |
  219. Chuck from Gulf Shores, Alabama

    Please let Palin be. The news is the only source that will make her more meaningfull then she could ever achieve on her own. Norm Coleman should follow his own words and stop any legal actions as ha claimed he would before all the votes were counted. Blago is most likely gone today. Now let us get on with the real buisness of the country.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:09 pm |
  220. Steve K.

    Very tired, because CNN and other channels keep on bringing them up. I click the channel to something else when they come on. If CNN keeps on showing this wthless stuff, people will get tired of it. Don't show itany more, nobody will get tired. You got it??.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:10 pm |
  221. Jenny from Nanuet, New York

    Can you repeat the question? I lost interest.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:10 pm |
  222. Kim in Dodge City, KS

    At least you blame your own industry. I agree with Ted Turner when he said that he is saddened to see CNN devolve into "tabloid coverage" of such low brow characters and miscreants. You are on the inside, Jack. Please try to stay above the gutter mentality of the programers, and continue to engage our minds on meaningful matters.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:11 pm |
  223. Charlie Ebert on Tour somewhere

    Allright Jack, I have to disagree with your comments just this once. Just about everybody in Congress is a Trial Lawyer and Congress is disfunctional. Trial Lawyers are good at law but are not bright enough to be represenative of everything humanity needs to survive and I feel this is a part of our problem.

    So what if a Wrestler becomes Governor. That should be the American way. We need Doctors, Scientists, Plumbers, Socker Moms, people of all backgrounds to serve as our leaders not just one class of people known as Trial Lawyers.

    This is the problem Jack! Let freedom ring! Let it ring!

    January 29, 2009 at 4:11 pm |
  224. D - Atlanta, GA

    Absolutely worn to a frazzle.....

    January 29, 2009 at 4:12 pm |
  225. Tim

    Jack, there are plenty of people (46% of Americans to be more exact) that do think Palin has something to offer. I for one would rather listen to her than the stupid morons in the MSM.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:12 pm |
  226. Johnathon

    Mr. Cafferty,

    Most economists will tell you that it does not matter what the money is spent on so much as how much 'bang you get for the buck' (a strangely appropriate metaphor)...
    Spending money on anti-smoking anything is good for the economy because the problem is overall liquidity. By adding money in any program, they will be apt to spend it on something (remember it does not matter what, anything stimulates the economy). If it creates a job, pays for a product, relieves a debt, or moves money in any way it will improve the recession in some micro-way - that is why.

    Johnathon Crick
    San Antonio, TX

    January 29, 2009 at 4:14 pm |
  227. Susan from Greenfield, Wi.

    Yes is an under statement. I can't understand what so many intelligent people see in Palin, but she seems to make Wolf happy so I imagine that we will be hearing about her until I eventually die from smoking, or lack of mental stimulation.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:15 pm |
  228. jim Handy

    I am tired of hearing about them, but I'm really fed up with press for continuing to report on them and make a bigger story out of these people than what's really there. There is a whole world of interesting stuff to report on, go find it and quit taking the easy way out.

    Jim,
    Inglewood, ca.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:15 pm |
  229. Tim

    As for Franken, give it up loser and go back to comedy so we can all laugh at how stupid you are. Blago, well what can you say from the most crooked state in our country, he is a product of his environment as are all of them from IL. Both of them are crooks trying to steal from the American public.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:15 pm |
  230. Christine, Edmeston NY

    Oh, these tiresome, tiresome people. Why do you news guys keep loading them into your pellet guns and firing them at us? Aren't you bored, too?

    January 29, 2009 at 4:17 pm |
  231. Denis Duffy

    Are these some kind of illnesses named after people, Jack?

    Denis Duffy
    Upper Saint Clair, Pa.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:18 pm |
  232. Pat,Lexington, Ky.

    I'm sick of hearing about all of them. Palin is #1 on my wish list of people to go away; then do-whatchy from Illinois, and then the Minnesota twins. I have to say I am grateful, though because the absolute top 2 have gone: Dubya and Dick.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:18 pm |
  233. Griff

    I never get tired of Women... The other three.... Who cares..

    January 29, 2009 at 4:20 pm |
  234. Drew Nichols, Santa Rosa, CA

    I am sick of hearing these names everytime I turn the news on. What happened to our news media? Is it because of ratings? We treat politicians more like celebrities. I'm more concerned how our elected officials feel when thousands of Americans are recieving pay cuts and layoffs, each day, and these people are not. I call myself an average American, and I frankly don't care for affairs, mis-haps, etc. I guess I have to start settling for this kind of media...

    January 29, 2009 at 4:21 pm |
  235. Jay

    Grumpy, Smiley, Dopey, Sleepy. And the other Dwarfs?

    January 29, 2009 at 4:22 pm |
  236. vern-t anaheim,ca

    there is nothing about sarah palin even if she were a democrat to make me have any interest in her,i know a incompetent and dummy when i see one

    January 29, 2009 at 4:22 pm |
  237. william

    I'm getting real fed up with the Blogojevich and Palin Crap. They're real losers in every way and it's enough already, So let's move on. As far as Coleman and Franken, Who are they? Did they climb Mount Everest or something years ago?

    January 29, 2009 at 4:23 pm |
  238. Dan, Chantilly VA

    At least Blagojevich, Coleman, and Franken are still technically doing newsworthy things. Palin stopped being a story the moment the election ended. The only reason anyone cares what she's up to is because the media tells us we should care. She's the Paris Hilton of politics; she's famous for being famous. Oh well, at least they're a break from the 24-hour 'What happened to Caylee?' news.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:23 pm |
  239. Linda in Arizona

    I'm sick unto death of hearing about palin. The others are nothing in comparison to this retarded harridan. The only thing I want to hear about her is that a polar bear ate her effing head.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:24 pm |
  240. Ami, Pearland, TX

    I am actually break a pact I made to respond to this. Made a pact not to comment anyway about those figures. Take out Franken and replace it with Limbaugh! Now to start over again.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:25 pm |
  241. Rodger , Alberta, Canada

    Each time I hear Sarah Palin's name, I thank God for my "mute button" on my remote control. Rush Limbaugh may be annoying but Palin talks like she is sleep walking.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:26 pm |
  242. Geri

    God love it Jack! This is why you are an important voice in the media. I agree with you on all three counts but I couldn't have said as well as you did. Thanks.

    Geri – Mead, Ok

    January 29, 2009 at 4:27 pm |
  243. Jordan - Cedar Rapids, IA

    Enough that I wish you hadn't brought them up again, Jack.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:28 pm |
  244. frankie

    Were Blogojevich and Palin twins that got separated at birth?

    January 29, 2009 at 4:29 pm |
  245. chris in davie fla

    dear jack,
    sarah paymore, has got to be the most self serving niofite to come down the pike in years. I'm with you,sarahpac and the rest of the norm colemans should pack it in and crawl back in their icepalaces and wait for global warming to thaw them out. Who cares about some illiterate law breaking politictian{sounds like bush}loserany way. Shes Alaska's problem. hopefully she'll get bounced out of her office if the good people of Alaska finally get tired of her Blogo jr. act . Enough of the ice princess if we dont here about here untill the year 3000 that would be to soon .
    have a great day and thanks to our armed forces, lets talk about them instead of these creeps

    January 29, 2009 at 4:30 pm |
  246. Gigi in Alabama

    Tired is the wrong word . . . ready to barf if I hear any of those names again any time soon is more like it. While I write this, Wolfe is telling more about that Illinois governor what's his name. They don't have to go away mad . . . just go away!

    January 29, 2009 at 4:31 pm |
  247. Lucille Trzcinski

    Does the government realize how many industries and businesses depend for their growth, for their very existence, on housing? Until the housing market improves, the economy will continue its downward spiral. As long as banks, the source of so many of our economic problems continue to foreclose on homes the economy will remain in virtual freefall. As long as Buyers continue to believe that prices are going to continue to fall because of foreclosures they are going to wait to buy. No stimulus package is going to stop this. These banks don't keep the economy moving; it's the guy on the street who does.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:31 pm |
  248. Jake, Oregon

    ....And the big problem is viewers can't click away from this "news". Once broadcasters started with bumper stickers, it was a foregone conclusion that one-ups-manship would rule supreme. We see it over and over 57 times because if one network has it the other has it because the other network has it. The third major network joins in because they don't want to be seen as not knowing what the hell is going on.
    They got bumpersticker We got bumperstickers..
    They got reporters, We got reporters...
    They chase ambulances,. We chase ambulances...
    They got high ratings, We don't

    Further, use of the word "exclusive" is lunacy.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:33 pm |
  249. Alex

    The four are all criminals. Every one deserves jail time!

    January 29, 2009 at 4:33 pm |
  250. honest john in vermont

    Of course they are tiring. Why does the media broadcast them and their worthless mouthings. You media guys are to blame for spotlighting them.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:34 pm |
  251. David,San Bernardino,CA.

    Actually,these people are the most fun and entertaining thing on television. Just remember Jack,people like watching a train wreck.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:35 pm |
  252. hazel wambolt

    Why does not the Government just divide the balance of taxes owed after deductions, for people who earned less than 250,000, by 50% instead of doing a stimulus package that never reaches the people. The money would be back in the economy in a heart beat.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:35 pm |
  253. Carolyn in Houston

    Hi Jack,
    I am sick to death of all four so much so that I press the mute button when their names are mentioned or they appear on TV. Otherwise I might start screaming and my husband could really throw his shoes at the TV.

    Coleman and Palin are sore losers. Palin is an attention getting addict and will do anything to get noticed by the media. Unfortunately it likes to accommodate her wishes. Blagojevich is off of his rocker and like Palin he is also an attention getting addict. The media is more than happy to accommodate his wishes, too.

    I wish the media would ignore the lot of them. Just let us know when Franken gets to occupy his seat in the U.S. Senate.

    Frankly I am more interested in hearing what the big banks and financial institutions are doing with our bail out money. I'd also like to know more about the stimulus package and how long it will take to kick in.

    Coleman, Palin and Blagojevich are old news. Move on guys.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:36 pm |
  254. BRUCE, ST PAUL, MN

    I suppose you didn't care for the year of all-OJ-trial-all-the-time, or the year of everything-you-never-wanted-to-know-about Anna Nicole. News networks have an awful lot of time to fill. If you want it straight, try BBC News America. By the way, would it kill you to show a little Bugs Bunny or Roadrunner once in a while?

    January 29, 2009 at 4:36 pm |
  255. Jerry Harris

    Blago is a damn thief, Coleman is a republican that just got beat and his ego is really hurt, must be hard to take getting beat by a comedian, and poor old dumb mama bear Palin just needs to hang it up and form a comedy team with Coleman.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:37 pm |
  256. John in Rohnert Park

    Jack I just love your sarcastic humor! I'm with you buddy . . . I'm so sick of all these loony tune cartoon characters parading around as serious political statesmen. Palin is the worst. She couldn't find an intelligent thought if you gave her a road map . . . a flashlight . . . and a head start!

    January 29, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  257. Cynthia

    Very tired and especially of Palin – her 15 minutes are over.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  258. Candice from Fort Worth, TX

    Ditto – I agree with you completely. Palin is old news, the others have some newsiness. Wherever I saw Blogojevich or Palin on TV this week, I changed channels. I'm not sure what this circus says about the people of Alaska and Illinois, but I'm sure they wish their governors would just go away and let them get back to normal life.

    As for Palin, can you imagine her trying to handle the mess our economy is in right now? Who are these people who are so awed by her? Compared to Hilary Clinton, she is a novice with little to no experience in her state that has no budget problems.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:40 pm |
  259. Simon in Syracuse, NY

    Rip Van Winkle tired!

    January 29, 2009 at 4:40 pm |
  260. Nancy, Tennessee

    This group reminds me of the American Idol contestants that should not have been given a ticket to Hollywood. They are just interesting enough that we must see what gimmick they will use next, but so pathetic you can hardly stand another minute of them. It is time to vote them off their podiums.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:40 pm |
  261. Diane from St. Louis, MO

    T-I-R-E-D does not begin to describe how I feel about it all.

    In fact...the coverage has been so pathetic that even my ENERGIZER BUNNY HAS RUN OUT OF ENERGY!

    January 29, 2009 at 4:42 pm |
  262. Steve in Florida

    I'm just plain exhausted from hearing about all these hangers-on. Blago and Palin are both inept wanna-be's in my opinion. Coleman just can't seem to grasp the concept of "You lost". As tired as I am of the Franken story, in reality, he fought the good fight ,that if engaged by others (hmm, hmm, Mr. Inconvenient Truth !) , may have saved us from having to stare into this scorched landscape that's our forseeable future. His persistence should be applauded, as distasteful as the process has been. He's part of the "change".
    The rest are same old, same old.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:42 pm |
  263. Roger from Espanola, New Mexico

    Sigh!... The only thing that makes me more tired with politicians is hoping against all hope that we may find an honest one. Let's hope our new president can set a new trend. Sigh!...

    January 29, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  264. Sherri

    I'm not tired of them at all, we need a good laugh now & then to take away the anxiety of our country and the economy sinkhole that she's in AND with 2 wars, so many MILLION of jobless Americans, foreclosures and the list goes on. Sarah Palin is a peach when it comes to making me laugh, hopefully she will make more appearances on SNL or TV interviews in front of turkeys getting slaughtered.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:47 pm |
  265. Ralph Nelson

    Al Frankin is the best weapon against that fat right-wing radio slime-ball who hopes the President fails and America goes down the toilet. The rest have had their 15 minutes and please get off the stage. Ralph, Yakima, Wa.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:47 pm |
  266. Albert R.Killackey. Los Angeles

    It is not proper to group the others with Palin because they have not yet come to the end of their due process. Palin, on-the-other-hand has – and lost. No matter how tired we are of her she will not go away because she is stage-struck. Performing before an audience is who she is, from the stage of her church, second prize at the Alaska beauty contest, a sports caster, mayor, and VP wantabee, she has sought the attention of an audience – any audience. Now Palin has found an audience that she can turn into a cash cow – the Republican base. I am sick of her but she is here to stay as a Milkmaid.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:47 pm |
  267. AndyZ Lynn, MA

    Over the course of my life I've dated too many women who live and die by what happens on their favorite "Soap." The aforementioned four are my current favorite soap opera. Will reality shows for these folks be next? Inquiring minds want to know.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  268. Will from San Jose

    Throw in Joe the Plumber and you've got a full house, or maybe it's a straight. I certainly know where I'd like to flush them.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  269. Ken in NC

    I am so tired of them that I would contribute to the purchase of an old wrecked boat and turn the 4 of them into "BOAT PEOPLE" in the middle of the Atlantic without a paddel between June and November. (HURRICANE SEASON)

    January 29, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  270. Jean St.Louis

    What???Are they still in the news. Guess I missed it; as I've been tuned into reports that the suicide rate among our military is the highest in 30 years. But then why would CNN report on that?

    January 29, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  271. mike ca

    Completely tired of these attention seekers.
    But I wonder why the media is still so intrested.
    Are there no better stories?

    January 29, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  272. Chris

    I try to tune these bozos out. They are an embarrassment to the country. As for Palin, I'd rather see Bugs Bunny.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  273. Valerie - Raleigh, North Carolina

    Jack – Rod Blogojevich is no longer competent to be governor of Illinios. Coleman lost the election – he should retire and let the winner, Franken take his rightful seat in the senate. As for Sarah Palin, she is the most questionable person on the political scene. She is, by education and intelligence, not qualified to be Prez or VP yet continues to present herself as worthy of these positions when all she does in further damage her reputation and hold herself up to embarassment. For her sake, she should retire from national politics and stop being a punching-bad for late night TV. Show a little class.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  274. Kathryn, Santa Barbara, CA

    Jack,

    I wish they'd all go jump in a lake.

    I had hoped Palin would just go away after the election. Sick to death of her. She was such a low point in McCain's career that his daughter wouldn't even discuss Palin when she was asked about her on a TV interview. That says it all for me.

    Regards Governor Blagojevich — the other day felt like Blago day. He was on every TV channel I tuned into. Yech. Why the heck does every interviewer on air have to interview this guy? Lord. What a travesty.

    Coleman has demonstrated he's as classless as his fellow Republicans. And Franken should be seated in the Senate already.

    The United States must be unceasing comic relief for the rest of the planet with all the political Bozos we've got here.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  275. James O Rogers

    Im sick of all of these Idiots.Pelosi Reed and Ear marks.Why dont we take them out and put them out of thier misery??

    January 29, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  276. Mike, FL

    JAck,

    Actually I have not heard a lot about Franken and Coleman. I think its time the media start covering this more. Blago is history and Palin is already a hasbeen.

    I hope the Republicans do go for her in 2012, easy win for Obama.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  277. Alan, Buxton Maine

    I would pay good money to get the media to stop broadcasting these asinine stories. I realize that the cable news channels have to babble about something for 24 hours every day but surely there are other things happening in the world that deserve attention.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  278. Maxine, Douglasville, Georgia

    I am so tired of Palin that I'll try not to become nauseated the next time I see or hear the word "sarah." More particularly, when I am in the frozen food section of Krogers and begin to crave over a mouth watering "Sarah" Lee "coco" "nut" cream pie. These pies come frozen, I wander if they pass through Alaska during the distribution process. You would think so, in light of the cold temperature in that state. I'm curious, do icy cold temperatures have longterm effects on braincell production or preservation? Desertbrown.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  279. Korie Sampson FL

    Jack, The Media is going to be tired with Rod Blagojevich, Norm Coleman, Al Franken and Sarah Palin by summer they just need storys to by them sometime, or we can do the next great thing stop reporting on them.

    January 29, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  280. Jack - Lancaster, OH

    Jack:

    Watching this stuff day after day can really mess peoples minds up, how do you do it ?

    Jack

    January 29, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  281. Mike, FL

    You know I was proud Blago got up in front of the IL Senate today, he is right in many ways. There hasnt been a politician stand up and defend himself like this since Andrew Johnson. Wont do any good and now that the IL Senate is being watched,, they sure had to all speak too. Sad!!

    January 29, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  282. Debbie in San Marcos, CA

    YES!!!! Especially Blago and Palin!!!! If they come on I change the channel.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  283. talbot, New York

    This information is politics-lite–the comic book version. I guess it could make a nice change from wondering exactly how bad things are going to get and what if anything can be done to fix the mess we're in.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  284. sue show low arizona

    I am so sick of all of them it makes me puke.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:01 pm |
  285. Mark

    As for Palin, STOP ALREADY. Seriously. That story about her PAC was pure no-news. I might as well have been listening to the paint dry. At least that's no where near as annoying.

    Mark
    St. Louis, MO

    January 29, 2009 at 5:03 pm |
  286. EJ Mims

    Jack, the Illinois Legislature reminds me of a modern-day lynch-mob. "C'mon boys lets give'm a fair trial and hang'em. Why is everybody so upset that this man is trying to defend himself. Why won't the prosecuting attorney lay all the evidence out and let the man have due-process? Maybe sending Blagojevich to jail will be a major career-jump for the prosecutor.....or somebody. Sounds like a "hit" to me.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:04 pm |
  287. Beverley, Fredricksburg Va

    Jack,

    Everyone should be able to have their 15 minutes of fame, but after that, everytime you appear on the television, your voice should be drowned out by the Academy Award music for speeches that go on too long. Cue the Maestro!

    January 29, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  288. Tom, Santa Barbara, CA

    I am sick of them all. Especially Palin. People of America: if you want someone as dumb as Bush in the White House, please wait at least until Trig grows up. I might be dead by then.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:06 pm |
  289. NYC REPUB

    Jack, I'm so, so, so, tired of them all....... I thought elections were over for Coleman, and Palin. Blago, forget about it, he's impeached isn't he? My how times have changed. Oh, and I'm a moderate republican who voted for Obama. Who was the best choice in my opinion.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:08 pm |
  290. Dorinda, Dayton, OH

    I am tired of Palin, Franken, and Coleman. Blagojevich could become tiresome by the end of next week. I do believe the politicians in Illinois are rushing his impeachment. The basis in American life is everyone has a fair chance. They are ambushing him. I mean, if he is wrong (and the tapes say that he is in the wrong), won't his being wrong stand up to a fair process where he can properly defend himself?

    January 29, 2009 at 5:08 pm |
  291. David Bebeau

    Oh Jack
    Tired really tired of these,I must be relevant people,I know people must love me they just have to.
    If this group knew just how silly they look..................demanding
    people love them..................wow!!! jack real tired
    David

    January 29, 2009 at 5:09 pm |
  292. John, Fort Collins, CO

    Since I only watch news related programs, it would be great if this crew would skip politics and create their own television variety show. Rod Blagojevich, Al Franken, and Norm Coleman could do Three Stooges style comedy, with Sarah Palin tap dancing and just looking pretty. For reasons unknown, there are millions of people who like to watch them - it would be a sure hit. Oh, and the one you forgot: Pastor Ted Haggard could do "The Church of the Blinding Light" program, handling snakes and speaking in tongues.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:09 pm |
  293. garrick

    hi jack
    just think this just might be the next group running for President,everyone know Blogo and Palin should be on the same ticket to the bridge to no where.they just wont go away like a bad rash.
    clearwater,fl

    January 29, 2009 at 5:09 pm |
  294. Peggy

    Yes Yes and Yes....
    Boyo Bagoio will soon be gone and he will miff around a while but, he will fade away.
    Franken will continue to pop up here and there but without a lot of hoo haa...noone really cares.
    But, Palin is the surprise that has always been hiding inside Pandoras Box. She has been let loose and she does not have the good sense to get back where she came from. She will continue to try and take the spotlight, totally oblivious to the fact that most of us consider her a complete train wreck. YOU BETCHA WE DO!!
    Please Sarah just go away now......Media please stop giving her continued attention.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  295. Malcolm (Ellicott City, Maryland)

    Jack, we wouldn't have to respond if CNN would bring us more substantive news.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  296. Patricia

    Of those names, Palin wins this contest hands down.
    However, you missed the name I am most sick of hearing and that is R.L. with all his "hoping Obama will fail" talk. That blathering idiot doesn't deserve the air time, though it's true that if he continues to be the voice of the Republican Party, we Dems have nothing to worry about.

    There, now I feel better!

    Boise, ID

    January 29, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  297. Tommy Arizona

    Not at all
    I have questions regarding the impeachment of Blagoavich.
    Please Help me understand.

    It appears he has paid his dues in education and in Washington as a legitimate Governor. The people have Illinois have voted him to office twice. So from what I'm hearing is the house and senate are being referred to as a club or fertility not a Government and the club has appointed some sort of overseer as a club member. This overseer was not an elected official but an appointed official, correct???
    Can I assume he is like a hired gun???
    Did the people that voted the Governor into office hire him???
    Is the Illinois House and Senate a club part of the US Government???
    Despite what the people of Illinois think the House and Senate club can get rid of him??? Without a chance to even defined him self??? That would be a Yes They Did
    What country is Illinois in???
    Oh now I remember the one that use to have Mr. Bush for president.
    Before he was President was that countries Government defined as a democracy????
    Jack
    I live in Arizona so I really don’t know if he should Go or Stay.
    But watching the whole process unfold, I also saw a poll that shows that 50% of the
    people living in that country wouldn’t mind leaving,
    Do you think they may be looking for the United states of America ???

    Pease
    Tommy Az

    January 29, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  298. Tripp Mechanicsburg, PA

    Thank you, Jack. I am relieved to know that some one in the news business is tired of how his fellow news reporter/commentators seem to doggedly expose the contrivances of twits. It is inane how we viewers gorge ourselves with such dribble. So much ado about such trifling matters.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  299. j/NJ

    How tired are you of hearing about Rod Blagojevich, Norm Coleman, Al Franken and Sarah Palin?

    Tired...but if the news were more balanced, particularly in the Blagojevich matter (is he not entitled to a vigorous defense?) perhaps less tired...on the other hand the Senate race in Minnesota is still too close to call, the folks who are overseeing the democratic process there should be counting all decipherable votes, not engaging in political spin for the benefit of network amusement...as for Sarah Palin she is not by any means a stupid woman, however, the American people know she has much to learn about national politics...on the other hand if she decides to run in 2012, whether she prays to the satisfaction of her evangelical counterparts or not, she must prove herself not only to a puritanical American public, but to a prudish American news media who seem to be more interested in private morals and religious beliefs than in a potential candidate's straightforward, down to earth secular positions...

    January 29, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  300. millie d in Denver

    Here's an idea:
    Let's have Gov. Blagojevich and Rev. Haggard wait it out in some backwater "Green Room" together. We'll let them stay there forever and NOT put them on the air!!
    They can share their tales of woe with each other, how no one understands or appreciates them, in spite of all the good they have done. They can plan their future tell-all book deals and decide who will play them in the movies (soon to be released!)
    Please stop promoting these self-serving, "special" idiots.
    Better yet, arrange for them to have permanent co-hosting spots with Rush!
    Gad!

    January 29, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  301. Jackie in Dallas

    Jeff Crocket,

    You are mistaking fear for nausea. The moderates and the left-wing don't fear Sarah, we are just tired of her. 46% of the people voted for MCCAIN. He, at least, had some credibility. All Sarah added to the ticket was nice legs, and a never-ending sound track of "you betchas!" and no substance.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  302. David

    Jack,
    Very ! We have a lot of big problems and these people are just side shows and just take up TV air time for us out here in the real world we just don't care.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  303. Gayle

    As an Illinoisan, I was tired of Blago before he made Headline news! I was tired of Sarah Palin before her teleprompter (read) speech at the Republican Convention. Coleman should be tired himself, he just need to go lay it down somewhere..........YOU LOST COLEMAN!....get over it. Franken, show em' what ya working with!

    January 29, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  304. Roy - Chicago IL

    YAWN.........Blago and Palin are the soon-to-be and the getting-distant past, so I am very tired of 'old news' , especially the media following every time Palin opens her mouth....give us a break.
    Franken and Coleman are still fighting in the ring, so as soon as THAT is over, I will get tired of it very very quickly. We need that resolved...stat. So sleepy.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  305. Gene Williams

    Its all part of history. Let's think of it that way and save our time on earth for something better (anything!)
    San Angelo, Texas

    January 29, 2009 at 5:22 pm |
  306. john j. grimes Watertown, Ma.

    "Blago's" arrogance & pompous attitude deserves nothing less than a good tar & feathering. Palin has had her 15 minutes of fame and should be ignored while the Coleman/Franken dispute is of little importance to me. Hell........we're talking Minnesota!

    January 29, 2009 at 5:22 pm |
  307. CHEZ

    When are they going away...I am sick of them My husband went away after our divorce Can we divorce them?

    January 29, 2009 at 5:22 pm |
  308. Jan from Iowa

    These four kind of makes me miss George W. Did I just say that?

    January 29, 2009 at 5:23 pm |
  309. Betty, San Diego, Ca.

    They are all not ready for prime time players. I have had enough of the needless distractions. Let us get on with the business of correcting the course of the country.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:23 pm |
  310. George Hensley

    100 percent desention normally means 100 percent ignorance on the part of our illustrious Republican Congress. We need people in Washington who CARE not elected children with titles. Lets make it 100 prcent Democrat next time around.

    Geo

    January 29, 2009 at 5:23 pm |
  311. monica

    Jack, I have a lot of respect for Mrs. Palin, but as the election showed she is clearly not "Presidential". She needs to stay in Alaska and ready herself for a coherent conversation about anything other than politics. Coleman should take his defeat like a man. Blago, well what can I say? He is so full himself, very dillusional. Franken, needs to be seated and begin workinng for the people of Minnesota.

    Monica

    Pennsylvania

    January 29, 2009 at 5:23 pm |
  312. Deb in Lancaster, PA

    Franken should be seated. He won.
    Coleman, Blagoyevich and Palin should be duct-taped together and put in a very secure soundproof closet. They lost. We've been listening to a loser for the last eight years...been there, done that.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:23 pm |
  313. Doug in New Mexico

    Does the word extremely ring a bell?

    January 29, 2009 at 5:25 pm |
  314. EJ in Houston

    Hey Jack while you're at it can you add Rush Limbaugh to that list also?? I'm about as tired of hearing about him as all the others you've named as well.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  315. Juan Rivera

    Jack:
    I am so tired of the Coleman and Franken case, we all know that Franken won. Blago should just resign. Palin son't get me started, she should go and dig up a hole in Alaska and not come out until 2012.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  316. Cory Young

    I find rokin Rod to be a bit of fresh air to scene.Do you think there would be this level of attention if the SEC chairman appointment would have come after January 20th?If the answer is no then what does this say for our newly elected President?

    January 29, 2009 at 5:28 pm |
  317. Juan Rivera

    Jack:
    I am so tired of the Coleman and Franken case, we all know that Franken won. Blago should just resign. Palin son’t get me started, she should go and dig up a hole in Alaska and not come out until 2012.

    Juan Rivera
    New Canaan, CT

    January 29, 2009 at 5:28 pm |
  318. John Booth

    If Palin didn't look so good, I'd be very sick of seeing her.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:28 pm |
  319. Jane - WI

    I'm also tired of hearing about that empty headed Al Gore and his manmade global warming hysteria. I'm tired of hearing about how wonderful Barack Obama is despite him having no record of accomplishment as of yet. I'm tired of hearing about Caroline Kennedy as well as the "lion of the Senate" Ted (you know, the one who allowed a woman to drown in a car).

    January 29, 2009 at 5:31 pm |
  320. Wat Watkins (Dallas)

    Jack:

    The GOP had no intention Of working with the President on any thing. They are letting that pill popper on radio guide their action. The GOP is going to do everything they can to derail the President. they were in power for 8 years and ran the country in the ground, and when President Obama present his plan to get this country moving they all of sudden have a plan.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:32 pm |
  321. Dave in Saint Louis

    Jack I am tired of you and your obsession with Palin! How doe she even correlate with the others?

    January 29, 2009 at 5:32 pm |
  322. Adela

    We should put all these people in a boat and send them over Niagara falls. Does that answer it.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:36 pm |
  323. Jackie in Dallas

    Hilde:

    The only thing fishy about the Blagojevich situation is how much media attention he is getting.

    Innocent until proven guilty is for a criminal trial. What the Illinois Senate is doing is voting on an articles of impeachment that was passed by a 117-1 vote. The one vote against was made by a relative of Governor Blagojevich. All a positive vote for impeachment will do is to allow the Illinois lawmakers to remove him from office, and all that they need is reasonable doubt about his conduct in office. It is basically a vote of "no confidence". He will not be tried for a crime until the Federal Court takes up his case, and a Grand Jury is seated. He is not being found guilty or innocent; he is being impeached or acquitted. Rather like Clinton, who faced the entire world, had two articles of impeachment passed (by a very close vote, i.e. less than 20 votes out of 485 for both counts, actually), but was acquitted by the U.S. Senate (45-55, and 50-50, where a 2/3rds vote is required). No criminal charges against him were ever made. The same is obviously NOT true for Blagojevich.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:36 pm |
  324. SUNNIE IN SUNNY CALIF.

    Isn't their 15 minutes over yet?

    January 29, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  325. Carol in Calif.

    Enough already.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  326. Art Garland

    Go Sarah Go!

    January 29, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  327. Randy Throop in Mo.

    Yes I am. And lets add Bernie Madoff, Caroline Kennedy, John Boener,
    Nancy Pelosi. The list goes on & on. Since I'm now one of the unemployed, I can't afford the blood pressure medication it will take to hear any more from or about them.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:38 pm |
  328. Carl d. in Illinois

    Jack,
    I'am very sick of the political Leeches you named. Having said that, i'am also very sick of the likes of Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barney Frank, these fools are in there own little world.
    Carl in Illinois

    January 29, 2009 at 5:41 pm |
  329. Grace, Florida

    I wish they would all just go away...that is all but Franken! He's the Senator and needs to go to work!

    Palin should stop courting the media then accusing them of hurting her. A double-minded woman is unstable in all of her ways!

    January 29, 2009 at 5:42 pm |
  330. Scott in Canada

    I've blogged about how sick I am of Coleman and Blagojevich – I guess you could say I'm perpetuating the endless cycle of "who cares".

    January 29, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  331. Donald in CA

    I can overlook three of them because they are clowns. I'm most sick of the turkey lady because she plans on running for president. The sad part is the far right loves her. But i just change the channel and watch a informercial when she is on the tube.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:44 pm |
  332. j stephens from Possum Grape, AR

    I know the news media outlets are desperately trying to make these politicians relevant because they were elected by the people they represent. Just shows how stupid the American people are, right????

    January 29, 2009 at 5:44 pm |
  333. Terry

    Jack,
    Not tired, but exhausted, worn out, bored and disgusted. The media have to earn their paychecks some way so overwhelming us with Blago, Palin, etc. trivia is an easy way to do this and besides, the media love to get down and dirty with the lowest element of the population; the people who can't read and write who listen to Rush Limbaugh. The rest of us just have to suffer.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:45 pm |
  334. Wm in PA

    Jack,
    Senator Franken won. Norm Coleman lost. The repetition will help Senator Franken keep his name recognition up. Why he might run for higher office one day.
    Gov. Palin now has her political action committee so that is evidence that a little name recognition is worth real money. She is looking toward her future and funding it now.
    So keep the repetition up. We Americans need it. It seems we have the attention span of a gnat and the memory of a gold fish which is 3 seconds.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:46 pm |
  335. larry

    jack, the alaskan news reported that todd palin has ordered the official residence for the governor of alaska will be changed from juneau to anchorage, unbelievable! the thought of palin in national goverment is frightening.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  336. Cynthia

    I am sick to the core and wish that they would just all fade away. Sarah Palin especially. I take anymore of her foolishness and her dumbness. As for the Govenor he should go straight to jail and immediately be made to bunk with the rest of the convicts who did everything in their power to sell their souls to the devil. The country is tired of all these crooks and we are tired of them trying to convince us that they did nothing wrong and that its okay to lie, cheat and steal. I think that they should all just shut up because no one believe anything that comes out of their mouth and stay out of the public view so we can get past the damage that has been done.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:53 pm |
  337. Randy Throop in Mo.

    Wouldn't it be cheaper if congress just passed a bill making it illegal
    to manufacture, distribute, or posess any tobacco products? Lets eliminate the cause instead of treating the symptom.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:54 pm |
  338. Seth, Los Angeles

    It doesn't matter if we're sick of Coleman and Franken. Until it's settled, neither is going to go away.

    As for Palin and Blago, as politicians, I'm done with both of them. As entertainers, they still have their moments, especially Blago.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:54 pm |
  339. Tim from Hot Springs, AR

    Coleman/Franken is a newsworthy story and to some extent, so is Blago. Obviously, some "slightly" conservative news outlets have focused on Blago as its a Democrat getting the boot, but for all news outlets to follow this trainwreck is just too much. I will give Palin some credit, however. She realized that our collective attention span is that of a gnat, so she's trying to stay relevant. However, just a like a washed up rock star that tries to stay in the public eye through some cheesy reality show long after his fame has subsided; she comes off sad and pathetic. She should do herself and everyone else a favor and go home and let her legacy be what it is (I can't believe I just used "legacy" and "Palin" in the same sentence).

    January 29, 2009 at 5:55 pm |
  340. So Tired

    Why on earth is the news still talking about Sarah Palin? Is there anything left to say about her that anyone possibly wants to hear? I can understand news bits about the Illinois governor or the Minnesota election, because their cases are going on right now, but Palin? Last year's news that we were so glad to see gone. When I see a news source talking about her it makes me want to go find some other source for my news!

    January 29, 2009 at 5:55 pm |
  341. ricky667

    I wish an alien space craft would come and take them all away. Oh wait we are alone in the universe, and so no such luck.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:56 pm |
  342. Steve of Hohenwald TN.

    Wait just a minute Jack! Without these little soap opras every now and then, how am i going to get my wife to watch CNN with me.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:57 pm |
  343. Dan AZ.

    Well Illinois just ousted that winning twerp Blagojevich.

    Goodbye and good riddens hopefully we won't have to hear from him again especially when we have far more serious issues at hand like the economy.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:58 pm |
  344. Sam from Arizona

    Well these same topics are getting alot of attention they are still relavent therefore they must still be discussed.

    January 29, 2009 at 5:59 pm |
  345. John

    Coleman and Frankin ?? Compared to Blago and Palin I would think I was in heaven if I never heard their names again.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  346. John

    If there were aliens they would be so far advanced they would also know about these jerks and go the other way . If they happened to crash here they'd sneak away to avoid be asked to take them.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  347. Dan AZ.

    Rod Blagojevich has been a winning little twerp that I think we are all glade to get out of the spotlight ecsecially when we have far larger issues like the economy and a bunch of childish politicans puffing their chest and acting like real idiots rather than proffesionals and getting together and pushing in the same direction.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  348. Missy m

    I don't understand why you are lumping these four politicians together. Blagojvich has been charged with a crime – the other three have done nothing wrong. Palin is doing her own thing – it's the media who won't leave her alone. No, I'm not tired of her. As for the Coleman-Franken affair – it is rather entertaining, but the case deserves its day in court, regardless of how tired some people are of the ordeal.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:05 pm |
  349. me46

    Tired enough that I can't understand why the media is still reporting on then. These are not fascinating people.
    Tom
    Sin City with a 9.1 unemployment rate.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:06 pm |
  350. John from Alabama

    Jack: Yes, I am tired of hearing from Blago and Palin. These two individuals are losers. They are losers because will not shut up an go away quickly. Franken and Coleman have a reason to be in the news. These two men are working hard to be one of the Senators from Minnesota. I personally hope Franken wins, because Congress could use some comic relief. Franken is the first intellectual comic I have heard in along time. Think about it, Jack.

    John from Alabama

    January 29, 2009 at 6:06 pm |
  351. Matt Oltersdorf

    Extremely tired of hearing about Blago and Pain-in-the-@#% Pailin. Now our unemployment numbers just increased by one. Thanks Blago! Can somebody get Pailin to quit?? Please!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:08 pm |
  352. What!?

    I change the channel any time I hear those names.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  353. Faith

    We need to stop looking back, and look towards our future. This means everyone.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  354. Steven K

    I thought that with the end of 2008, I was getting the end of the campaign cycle that seemed to go further and further into Dante's Inferno. I guess I'll just have to go live under a rock for the next few years if I want a break from those windbags.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  355. Don Howard

    It sounds as though you are reading the back of a 2015 Trivial Pursuit card.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  356. Tom Erskine

    Oh, please....I am nauseous from hearing those names....absolutley nauseous. Let them go to Venezuela and let Chavez help them!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  357. Chris Baratta

    No, I'm tired of Blagojevich, Coleman, and Palin. Al Franken is the democratically elected senator of Minnesota, and I would love to hear what he has to say about things.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  358. Robbie

    Who?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  359. Sharon

    Who?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  360. Diane, Wyoming

    I can hardly wait for the day when we all say "Who?"

    January 29, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  361. DENNIS JUNIOR

    I am very tired of them all....

    January 29, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  362. Tiffany W.

    Oh my goodness! Thanks so much, Jack! I'm ridiculously tired of hearing the stories. You're right – "So What"!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  363. Robin from NJ

    If you add Rush Limbaugh to the list, it will complete the most boring and overplayed stories of 2009.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  364. Charlie

    Not tired at all! This is history in the making! Pull your head out of your a** Jack! What's the matter with you?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  365. Janice Romeo

    You forgot Russ Limbaugh.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  366. Anonymous

    If Tom Cruise were to repeatedly jump up and down on Oprah's couch while reciting every single accident he's saved lives at, that's about how tired I am of this.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  367. Matthew

    I am very tired of hearing about these jokers, thanks for reminding us that they are very forgettable. Let's focus more on the solutions than the problems.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  368. Mario

    I am very tired of hearing about all of them except Palin. I really like her and I think she has a very good future ahead of her.
    Mario

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  369. Matt in St. Louis, MO

    Jack,
    I'd say that I couldn't be happier if all 3 fell into a black hole and were never heard from again... Except that if they did, the media would make a 3 ring circus of the fact all 3 fell into the black hole.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  370. Jon from Tempe

    I am not at all tired of it. I am a political junkie. If CNN did not have these stories on, I would explore watching other cable news channels.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  371. April

    I can not express how sick I am of hearing of the same old stories over and over. You can't watch a news channel without seeing the same story three times during an hour.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  372. Jose Lopez

    Im tired of hearing about this people, as much as Im tired of hearing about the second coming of Jesus of Chicago.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  373. Charlie D.

    i'm actually very interested to watch Al Franken become senator and am disappointed in how little it has been covered. Do you think it's a coincidence such a dispute has broken out regarding the election of a comedian?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  374. ron

    Completely and totally fed up with all of them - But Sarah is the worst, hell, she probably can't even spell her name

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  375. Hank

    Jack,

    If you're so tired of hearing about all of it, maybe you should petition your higher ups to stop airing this garbage. Why is this the best you all can do? News happens 24 hours a day, everywhere around the world.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  376. Scott Wyzlic

    Jack,
    Outstanding Comment....enough said!!!

    Scott
    Round Rock Texas

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  377. Tim

    Tired! Tired! Tired!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  378. Carlton

    Add the Obamas to the list too. Who cares about what clothes they are wearing?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  379. Doris Osburn

    really, really, really, really tired of hearing about Sarah

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  380. santhosh

    We need to discuss about people like palin and blagojevich to tell our kids what NOT to become..

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  381. Larry

    Ooo... Can we line them all up and shoot them?

    Oh, I forgot you can't shoot people for being stupid, annoying, or obnoxious!

    Larry.
    Daly City, CA

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  382. Matt Larkin

    Sarah Palin is starting to feel like a rash that won't go away.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  383. ed

    I would rather give my next presidential vote to Bugs, Micky or daffy than Sarah !

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  384. Dave T

    I'm tired of hearing you. Why don't you leave and spare us your down-loooking glib negativity.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  385. Pepper Hanrahan from California

    So sick of it that I've stopped listening and change the radio, tv, or internet headings. It's gone on way to long!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  386. Dan Gage

    Sick and Tired of it. I think Sarah Palin is the worst. Go away!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  387. Sally Green

    Damn tired.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  388. Lane from Nashville

    If I never hear the name Sarah Palin again, I can't say I'd dance with joy... I'd prefer she fade into anonymity in the same manner in which Jack slides into the ocean at the end of "Titanic"... slowly fading from view as her frozen fingers clutch at maintaining her 15 minutes of undeserved infamy.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  389. LarsIowa

    All of these pseudo celebrities only get in the way of real news. I want to hear stories about issues that impact me directly and my ability to provide for my family.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  390. Steve

    Each of these utter morons has had their fifteen minutes of fame. Time to move on and hopefully forget these people ever existed! Oh, please add Joe the Plumber to that list!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  391. Kathy

    Sick and tired.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  392. Sara McQuoid

    Hey Jack..
    I agree with being very tired about hearing about blogojevich, coleman and franken.. yes very tired.
    But when it comes to Sarah Palin I just can't get enough. Thank you Sarah for hours of laughter.. please do more to be in the public eye.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  393. Bernadette Loesch

    Dear Jack, You are the breath of fresh air needed in the media, please keep up the good work. Tired of Coleman, Palin, etc...how many ways can I say; YES! Countless I guess.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  394. Steve, Bloomington IL

    Okay, the vote for G-Rod has passed. I can quit caring about EVERYTHING now. Except for keeping my job, of course.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  395. Paul Tellef

    I agree with you but I still love Sarah.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  396. STACEY

    i love how frank jack is and i do agree with him the media is in love with crooks and idiots aka Rod and Sarah

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  397. Alan

    Jack I'm so tired of hearing about these people its ridiculous. The people would like to hear more about real people and real issues, not about Palins book or Rod's crazy hair. Save Us Jack Pleasssssssse!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  398. Keven

    Very tired. Let's move on..

    Keven
    Tracy, CA

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  399. Marianne

    Hey Jack........... I looove hearing you say WHO CARES, I could care less if I never heard Palin, Blago and Limbaugh names again it would make me vey happy......... WHO CARES

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  400. Craig Quirolo

    I'm still watching your show but I am sick and tired so stop

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  401. Joseph Moreau

    I'm not as tired of hearing about them, Jack, as I am of you...

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  402. Pat

    Jack,
    Tired enough that I hope I won't hear this question again.
    Thanks
    Pat

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  403. lynn newport beach, ca

    Sarah who? I stopped listening to anything about her on election night.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  404. Matt

    I think that Blagojevich, Colemen, and Franken are done with but Sarah Palin is the future of the GOP. It is important for her that she doesn't fall out of the Public View over the next 4 years. Her PAC to me seems like a sign of a Presidential run in 2012.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  405. Wild West

    I am very, very, very tired of hearing anything about Palin.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  406. Claudia Q

    I agree, that Sarah Palin has as much of a chance of being a President as Cheech and Chong do....heheheh What an airhead she is...she should stay up there in Alaska and go party with the moose up there.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  407. J Coffman Portland

    You put cohearant words to my thoughts of %*$^#@! This is why I love you, Jack.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  408. Katie Kronenberg

    What I'm really hoping is now Blagojevich is out, that everybody just ignores him. Let him have his criminal trial, but don't interview him. Nothing he has to say is worth hearing and giving him attention is just giving him the attention that he craves.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  409. James (Elk Grove, CA)

    About as tired as I am of hearing the Democrats stance on the stimulus plan. My vote did not mean that I endorsed every single one of their expensive ideas. Work together people!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  410. Chuck Mitchell

    Sick & Tired, "What's Up Doc" Chuck Mitchell Sun City West,AZ

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  411. Bill

    Bill from Pineville La.
    Who?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  412. White Crow

    It is about time that these media hogs are ignored so that the country can move on. This constant hanging on every word out of Alaska is getting sickening. Franken has a legal case that makes him a national figure but certainly we know more than anybody would land to know about the governor of Illinois. Please let the media grow up and stop trying to clone Limbaugh to generate interest where really there is NONE.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  413. BreAnna

    I'm about as tired of hearing about those four to working 8 hours a day at a job I'd hate to work at!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  414. Blake from Tucson, AZ

    Jack,

    I'm to the point that I change the channel when I see them.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  415. Bobby Elkin

    Thank you so very much, Jack. Thanks for reminding me of those losers when I had just managed, finally, to put them out of my mind.
    Bobby Elkin
    Montreal, Canada

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  416. Robert Marshall

    Jack,
    Sick and tired, anemic.. worn to the bones. But I can happily exercise my American right to simply turn off the television and get some peace and quiet for a while!

    Keep up the great work!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  417. norma palomares

    I would save mega bucks, if this would stop..no more pain pills.PLEASE END Quickly!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  418. Dave (Mansfield, OH)

    Completely tired!! By the way add, Limbaugh, Coulter and all the other nut cases to your list. I'm so tired I've been tempted to give up on 24/7 news shows.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  419. Rita

    You may be cranky Jack, but you're right 🙂

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  420. Jennifer from Arkansas

    I am very tired of it. Although I believe it is important to note the fact that Blagojevich was impeached, it is not as important as where our tax dollars are going. I want to know about the things that effect me and my future, not what dumb stunt Sarah Palin has come up with now to make sure people don't forget about her.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  421. richard ross from new mexico

    these four remind me of spanky and the gang none of them have a real brain for politics and should not be in politics and i am dam tired of hearing about sara palin she can not even spell her own name let alone run for president

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  422. Rob Murphy

    Dear Jack,

    Although I'm exceedingly tired of hearing has beens on the screen, they do serve one benefit. Catharsis. If I've had a bad day? I wait until one of them is on the television, and then I start screaming at the tv.

    Rob Murphy, Amarillo TX

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  423. Jean B Bulls Gap, TN

    I agree 100% ! With all this nations problems who cares about those knuckleheads!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  424. Matt in St. Louis, MO

    Jack,
    I’d say that I couldn’t be happier if all of them fell into a black hole and were never heard from again… Except that if they did, the media would make a 3 ring circus of the fact they all fell into the black hole.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  425. David Manser

    I'm so tired of these people, I don't know if it's worth your time or mine to beach about it!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  426. cdn viewer

    We're all tired of it and we don't have the ability to stop it – but you do 🙂

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  427. Mary

    Jack, you said it–I'm tired of all these people, too! I want to see those of them who still have jobs get back to work and do the work they were elected or hired to do. It also wouldn't hurt a few of them to hit the books–learn about the job they're seeking or about the one they already have.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  428. Mary

    Jack , I'm more sick about hearing about the Obamas than Franken , Coleman, Palin ,and Blagojevich.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  429. Brad

    Jack,
    Regarding Franken, Coleman, Palin and Blago, I think you hit the nail on the head about how disproportionate the media coverage is in relation to their importance. Hopefully the aforementioned will all fade into relative obscurity by this time next year.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  430. Jodi R

    Jack, i am tired of hearing news about all of them but never tire of hearing your quick witted and always worthy remarks.
    Keep up the sharp tongue comments on your politicians.

    Jodi R
    Manitoba Canada

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  431. Juan Oquendo

    AMEN!!!!!! PS I think Bugs Bunny would actually have a much better chance.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  432. Ron

    Dear G-d yes...and just when I thought I was out, you pull me back in. Thanks a lot Jack.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  433. SY, Oviedo, FL

    Take the lead, Jack. Be the first to deep-six the whole bloody crew!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  434. Dave

    Sick and tired of them, and more sick and tired of hearing about them.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  435. Sarah Madry

    We're sick to death of hearing about all these non-entities like Palin, etc. It's tacky TV.
    Sarah

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  436. nikhil

    very tired, some time I feel that to run the channels 24 hours, all the crap which does not have any meaning are shown to us..seriously they should stop 24 hour telecast and bring some news which make sense...

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  437. Benjamin.c

    I am discusted especially by Palin. She has as much intelligence as a post. Just the thought as her as president makes me throw up. I think she showld just go back to the hunt club.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  438. Ca

    Wow, I never thought I would hear someone from the media saying this, but the first time I rememer feeling this exact same way was when the Donald and Ivana divorced. Our airwaves are full of nonsense to fill up 24 hour broadcasts with nothing but a barrage of words.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  439. Toni Anderson

    How tired am I? It makes me wish I were Rumpelstiltskin, so I could sleep for 100 years. Yawn!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  440. Lee

    You hit the nail on the head, Jack!
    Lots of news I'd like to hear about, but have to find it on the internet or watch C-Span to find out for myself.
    I only watch CNN when you are on!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  441. Hawk from Austin

    How tired? So tired that another piece of my soul withered just answering your question about them. Tired.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  442. Marcel Serraillier

    I love it. without them the news would be so boring! It shows the absurdity of our daily life, our politicians, our system and make me laugh.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  443. Madge H. Matthews

    Hi Jack

    I'm 84 -my back is sore
    It seems I'm always ailin'
    But Please, Dear Lord,
    No more, no more,
    I CAN'T TAKE SARAH PALIN!!!!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  444. Doris Osburn

    really, really, really, really tired about hearing about Sarah ......

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  445. Kate - Dallas, TX

    Why can't Sarah Palin just leave us alone? We've seen more of her since they lost the election than we did before the election. She needs to get somewhere and sit down. Instead of writing a book, she needs to read one or two and get her facts together so she might be able to be taken seriously.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  446. Justin from MI

    Almost as sick as I am of George W. Bush!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  447. Vicky, Sacramento

    Here's how much I hate hearing about Sarah Palin. I think she should be impeached and replaced with Rod Blagojevich.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  448. Judy Burroughs, Connecticut

    Sick and tired. Disgusted and more than a little annoyed. I turn off my hearing aids!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  449. Christopher Brown

    Yes! But not nearly as tired of having Lou Dobbs on TV shooting his mouth off....but when he does I vote with my remote....

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  450. Laura Marshall

    Very ....

    Can not STAND Palin

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  451. Marie

    Yes, I am one of the type of teenager that has my TV on CNN 24/7 and every time I look there on the screen i am getting sick of it.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  452. susie

    REALLY tired. Especially Palin. I wonder why she couldn't shop and cloth her family from J. Crew? She's a fake obvioiusly.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  453. James from Ashburn, VA

    Jack, this is why I love hearing your questions. With everything going on now in the country, why do these politicians take all the spotlight? I could care less (especially now) about Blago and Alaska-Bimbo Barbie. I will say that the race in minnesota WAS a story until they FINALLY declared Franken winner; its over now. Lets move on to real issues.

    Keep up the great work Jack!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  454. Sabrina Gramatica-Levi

    Amen to that, Jack!
    I couldn't have said it better! I just hope your message will be heard by the editorial staff of Media through the US...There is more important news out there. Most times, humanity's biggest sins are caused by ingorance, so, please, MEDIA, we need real reporting, We have had enough of all the Drama.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  455. Shan

    I am tired of hearing blog but not about palin. I think she surely can be the next vp or may be the secretary of state. I am sure MR. 10% asif zardari Pres of Pakistan would love to see palin, but I won't be surprisedif he offers a hug offer again. Palin is good she can be the secretary of state of vp but not the president

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  456. Dian Chapman

    Oh Jack...as usual, you hit the nail on the head. THANKS so much for giving the media a well-deserved slap upside the head for this. As a Chicagoan who actually voted for Blago before he went off the deep end, I'm now cringing at the sound of his voice. We in Chicago have had to listen to his spin for years now and it's time to give us a break. How can one state turn out the amazing likes of Obama...and talso he pathetic likes of B-Rod?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  457. B Peterson

    I'm tired of the Palin ticking news ticker. Enough. Who really cares about what occurs in Minnesota? A comedy show for SNL. Maybe Franken can rejoin cast. Being from Illinois, the Blago sitch is a show to the the world of how corrupt our state is and how low we are willing to travel.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  458. Tom

    I am tired of these names, and I am also tired of the Government blaiming the housing market on our economic decline. OIL prices broke this country plain and simple and our Government did nothing about it.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  459. Maureen Mather

    Sick and..., but most especially of Blagojevich and Palin. The Franken/Coleman food fight gets much less coverage.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  460. Thomas L. McCary

    Your comment was truly bipartisan & reached across the aisle. I could not have put it better.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  461. Adam from California

    Honestly Jack, I could care less. Obama is the president now and he is doing everything he can to fix the mess that George W. Bush has brought upon us. That's what I care about. All that these four fools are good for is a laugh or two on the Daily Show and the Colbert Report.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  462. Kenn Alan

    Tired of WHO?! Are they still yapping?

    GardenKenn

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  463. Tyler

    I'm sick of this facist government. The senate trial for blagojevich was the sheep following more imperialism. Remember this is the same congress who couldn't put a end to this war , or impeach George W Bush.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  464. Gary Light

    I have a headache, I can a take no more! If you werent so pleasant to look at I would have changed to the Disney Channel already. Aloha!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  465. Diane A.

    Dear Jack , Im so sick of them I could throw-up right now !!!

    Diane , Cape Breton Island .Canada

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  466. David E

    If Sarah Palin is ever elected President, then all hope is truly lost.....and I'll take my chances with moving to Afghanistan....

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  467. Bill Swanfeld

    Tired,isn't the word I'm totally exhausted listening to all of this nonsence.As far as Palin becoming President in 8 years,please give me a break!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  468. Sharon

    Extremely. And extremely tired of media sounding like National Enquirer muckracking. Just the facts, please – more insight, less incite!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  469. Dan Leahy

    You can't be serious, Jack. Al Franken is one of the most serious, well-informed and sincere people that have ever run for the Senate. Lumping him in with those empty suits and dresses is an outrage. You display your ignorance.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  470. Rebecca

    I don't think I'll ever be tired of hearing about Sarah Palin. Her celebrity status makes her like the train wreck reality shows Americans are so addicted to. I want to know what she's going to do next. Bristol gets a Senate seat? Track declares himself King of Wasilla? Unlike the other three, I light up whenever Sarah makes the news. Entertaining me one backwards step for women at a time.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  471. sage of annapolis

    Jack, you are great! Thank you for pointing out to your colleagues that they themselves loose creditibility when they waste air time on the likes of these clowns. Yes the news should be reported and we needed to know some details about Blagojevich but he has become his own personal comedy tour.

    Sarah Palin is equivalent to an unschooled rookie in terms of National politics and needs to return to college to take at least a political science course.

    As far as Minnesota politics....go figure.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  472. Laura

    sick and tired... please...move on to real news.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  473. franklyn

    I'll rather hear Blago's name than Sarah Palin's. Sarah Palin doesn't even know that Africa is a continent.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  474. Dot, Midlothian TX

    it's wacklamole Jack..wackamole

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  475. Elena

    Jack,
    I'm as sick of all of them as I am of Rush and Rove. Is there an escape button we can hit to just shut them up?

    I'm a news junkie, but they're all turning my news experience into a tragic comedy that's not quite funny anymore.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  476. Stanley

    I'm very tired of Blogo. I'm tired of Coleman. One blogger on the Star Tribune website commented that Norm Coleman lost to a wrestler (Jesse in 98), beat a dead man (Wellstone in 02) and tied with a comedian. Palin needs to go away, raise her family.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  477. Michael Mann

    If Sarah Palin has any idea of running for President in 2012 or any other year, I think that she needs to make it official and dye her hair blond. After seeing her in action, for the first time, as a vice-presidential candidate, I really don't see how she became governor of Alaska.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  478. jan

    SICK & TIRED
    These people need to just go away. Far away.

    Jan
    Boise, Idaho

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  479. Victoria Mitchell

    so tired Jack that I think I'll shut off the TV for the day.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  480. Nelle

    We are inundated with transitory trivia such as these inane soap operas while stories affecting the world such as the Middle East mess are almost totally ignored. PC?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  481. robert

    I am not tired of hearing about them i think in its news, if people are tired they should be tired of the new stations reporting about them, also jack if youe tired of hearing about them dont talk about them yourself

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  482. Adam

    Yes! Add Rush Limbaugh and the Cafferty file, too.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  483. Wendy NC

    Spot on, Jack!! I think all four of them should be rounded up, put on Little Diomede (that island in Alaska where you really can see Russia on a clear day), then erect a nice border fence around them. Provide them each with a microphone, amplified speakers and a little camera and let all of these nacissistic sociopaths bloviate away. Then we can't hear them and they'll satisfy their own egos.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  484. Don

    I agree with you, I have had enough about all of them
    Stick me with a Fork I Am Done
    And there are more too

    January 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  485. MARILYN ROSEN

    Yes, I couldn't agree with you more! Kudos to you for saying on national t.v. what needs to be said about the four "stooges". You are the best!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  486. evalyn verhey

    I agree but what about Rush Limbaugh's latest frenzy being picked up by msnbc, for one. The guy sounds like he's back on drugs.–evalyn

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  487. Mary in Maryland

    Jack, you said it–I’m tired of all these people, too! I want to see those of them who still have jobs get back to work and do the work they were elected or hired to do. It also wouldn’t hurt a few of them to hit the books–learn about the job they’re seeking or about the one they already have.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  488. Dan

    Jack,
    Finally...
    Thank you
    Dan

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  489. Paul Maidan

    I'm not tired of it all, Jack. You guys at CNN provide the best reality television on the planet. I'll bet your ratings are higher than Survivor and American Idol combined. Are you kidding me? Without Palin, Franken and especially Blagojevich – this would be a pretty boring time down there at CNN. Even the best program developers couldn't conceive of cuh ridiculous and dangerous characters like Blago and Palin! I can't wait to get home each day and find out what happens next on the soap opera of American politics.

    Paul Maidan
    Toronto, Canada.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  490. Lynn MacDonald

    Yes, I am incredibly tired of the whole lot of them! Can we please see some informational or perhaps educational news stories? Perhaps if the media really wants to listen to our input, they might even take what we have to say seriously. As citizens, we need that fair, and balanced news; save the drama for the drama!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  491. Liz Patterson

    About as tired as I am of hearing Rush Limbaugh!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  492. Virginia Castillo - Peoria, IL

    You betcha!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  493. Justin Brown

    As far as Palin goes didnt she hurt the Republican party already just stop while you still have a chance And Blago Praise god i never have to see that awfal hair style again..now Conan O Brien can be the only man on tv with tacky hair.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  494. Barbara Bryant

    So tired that I am too weary for words.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  495. Judi

    Tired enough to turn OFF the station running such reports. Seems like the "flavor of the day" is MANURE, with everything else we have to deal with right now, who has time to watch the shoveling! I'd much rather clean my toilets!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  496. Matt in St. Louis, MO

    *sigh* Apparently I'm so tired of them, I can't tell how many of them there are anymore, had to repost my comment to correct my count of dunderheads.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  497. Judi

    Tired can't even begin to describe how I feel about Sarah Palin. How about exhausted, frustrated and plain ol' sick and tired? Why won't this woman go far, far away?? You would think Alaska would be far enough... but apparently not. Her 15 minutes of fame was exhausted months ago.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  498. emmanuel

    seriously jack, i wonder who advices these people, i just change the channel when ever they are mentioned or some thing about them is to be discussed. please what else is new these guys aer stale news.
    emmanuel,nj

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  499. Janet Davidson

    I'm sick of hearing about all those people, plus I'm sick of hearing about the tanking economy over and over again. I'll be glad to hear about the economy when it is fixed, not just about how hard it is to fix it or how long it will take!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  500. Dace Tucson AZ

    Thank you Jack!!! I am so sick of these idiots being forced down our throats by the gossip style hysterical media I could vomit. I write to most of these media outlets almost daily about this to no avail – glad you have a moral compass that still works.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  501. Joe Piccio

    It's just negative news. Don't you want to hear about the Economy improving? When I hear News about Bajaovich I thought it was 1998 all over again. And Sarah Palin. Are you kidding me? Im going to have to watch her career sprint for the Next 4 years. Can someone make a reality show for her. Damm

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  502. Peter R.

    It is utterly amazing to me that a dolt from Illinois who abused his power, a nitwit from Alaska thinks she has the power, and a comedian and a politician from Minnesota are fighting over the power.

    Advice for each:

    Blagojevich – go home, stay home and shut up. Nobody cares.

    Palin – go home, stay home and shut up. Nobody cares.

    Franken and Coleman – make up your minds and shut up. Nobody cares.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  503. Judd in Missouri

    Not tired of Sarah Palin, Jack. How about YOU replacing her?? Then, I'm tired of the four of you guys! But, really Jack, WHO CARES what you think?
    Not me! See ya'

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  504. Darryl in Santa Monica

    I have no opinion on Franken, Coleman or Blago ... but everytime I hear the name Palin coming from my television I thank my lucky stars that I (a) paid too much for my television to kick in the screen and (b) don't have a loaded revolver in the house with which to blow my brains out. Does that answer your question?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  505. Marion Kleber

    How sick am I of Palin and her politco comprades, you ask? One phrase: Please pass the Ipecac!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  506. NG Kamm

    I'm VERY tired of hearing about Coleman, Blagojevich & Palin and most recently – Rush Limbaugh – the pompous, self-important walking/talking ego. They talk about him so much on MSNBC that they drove me back to CNN

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  507. Laurance in Sequim

    As comic relief small doses might be ok. But, it seems like the media has a problem discerning what is and what isn't news worthy. So, they pander to the "Inquiring minds want to know" tripe that should remain in supermarket checkout lines.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  508. Collin S. in Glenwood Springs, CO

    Palin, for sure, she has the wit and charm of a roadkill sandwich, Blago was never really an issue outside of Chicago, and Minnesota is, well Minnesota. What needs to be brought up is the Chicago school economic policies that are being forced upon the American people. Shock and Awe has come home, and America is oblivious.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  509. Whitney T.

    I am beyond sick of hearing about these people! It's a low-down shame that they get as much press as they do and as a college student with the few moments that I get to try to update myself on what's going on in the world, if I didn't know any better I'd think that only idiotic and arrogant politicians and their dirty little schemes was all that was happening...

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  510. M. Levy

    Sick Sick Sick of them all. I live in Ilinois and I can tell you they interrruped my favorite soap opera today for Blago's impeachment. Yea he is out!! As far as the rest of them Coleman take a hint from Blago and Palin please disappear stay in Alaska and take care of your brood.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  511. Kendra Gemmett

    Amen, Mr. Cafferty. I am sick to death of all those subjects, particularly that of Sarah Palin. But don't underestimate the desire of the voting public to put Bugs Bunny in office. They've done it before

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  512. Warren Strand

    So tired that I cannot tell you...

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  513. Lenore

    I am so sick of hearing them, that it gives me cause to vomit and then change my channel to cable. I can't understand why we give these people any air time, it's ridiculous.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  514. Alyn D.

    I take offense to your comment that Minnesotans have no credibility when it comes to elections. I was too young to vote in the election of Jesse Ventura, but I can say that he did make some fine, lasting changes to this State, despite the media frenzy over his background... irrelevant in the scheme of things. While I'm tired of hearing about the bickering between Franken and Coleman, Minnesotans are actually still quite concerned about the outcome of that race, and are looking forward to its swift conclusion.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  515. Jheri Gloster

    Extremely tired!

    Especially Palin – she is the the most sickening. Don't go away mad, just go away Sarah!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  516. Ken- Minneosa

    Congratulations on your press comments. The democrats had Coleman beat hands down and they select Franklyn. They might as well chose Jessi. I am so ashamed to tell people I am from Minneosta and then our present governer is horrible and took all the money from education.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  517. Sam

    this is why we love you jack! No one in their right mind cares about last year's headlines. And quite frankly, i was trying really hard to get Sarah Palin out of my mind, why did you have to bring HER up?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  518. John - NYC

    Soooo bored I can't even think of something interesting to say except, "Yawn."

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  519. Marie Cavins

    You go Jack!! I'm with you!! Especially about "Backwoods Barbie". Is it such a slow news day that we have to keep hearing about these people?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  520. Jean and Ron

    I'm so tired about hearing about these bozos that I've thought about giving up watching tv but can't do without you Jack. Keep up the good work!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  521. Pam

    I'd rather have lunch with my smother in law!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  522. Boris Poletaev

    I am not tired! I love it! Those (and some more) provide my daily food for political comedy and intrigue. It's like watching a cheap soap opera.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  523. jose from virginia

    I think you guys need to stop its not a big deal if you ask me Sarah Palin is so popular now since she was chosen as the vice president candite but she hasnt done anything

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  524. Lou

    Amen, amen I say to you! All that and the 'view'.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  525. Alan S.

    Add this to your list: what does the G.O.P have to regain their credibility? I’ll give you a hint Jack, it’s not being more active on Facebook. How about the media reporting on what Rush Limbaugh has to say? Is there no real news anymore? And as for Sarah Palin, she’s the worst of the worst. Who does care?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  526. Hanan

    Honestly, i am getting very sick and tired about people, who mean nothing to me like Sarah Palin.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  527. carla

    Turning on the TV to see the smirking, smiling faces of these four has caused me to immediately turn off CNN on more than one occassion this week. Blago is nothing but narcissistic scumbag and most people I know just wish Palin would just go away for good.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  528. Leslie

    I am very sick of these people, Jack. If CNN would stop reporting on these idoits we could all get on with our lives.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  529. Tom

    Jack, I am very tired of each one of all of the above. I couldn't have put it better than you. And I would say those are pretty conservative odds on Palin-tology's ability to spell, wouldn't you?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  530. karin

    thank you Jack. I was wondering how is the Iraq war going for instance? Have any of our people died? What is happening with their election? No one talks about the wars anymore or peace for that matter. Go back to the news and not Entertainment Today.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  531. Jim M

    I'm not half as tired of hearing about them as I am of hearing from the "empty suit" named Jack Cafferty. Doesn't Time Warner have a retirement age or a layoff plan in the works?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  532. Ray S

    Jack, I'll never tire of these people as long as you and your handsome colleagues keep putting them on my tv.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  533. Moana

    Well, I am so tired of hearing of Blaggo and Palin that when their name comes up, I CHANGE THE CHANNEL. I would rather watch a rerun of Leave It To Beaver than hear ANYTHING about either of those bozos.

    In truth, much of the news is a stream of garbage these days. There is nothing but the loudmouth, garbage that is spewed from what's his name.........................O'Reilly or Limberger.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  534. Richard Paschall

    Yes, I am tired of hearing about these folks...there must be something more important in world events than these excesses by folks seeking the limelight.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  535. peter cahn

    Yes, I'm tired of hearing of all of them, so much so that I am hard- pressed to put them in order.
    Good comments Cafferty, though I'd like to hear what you say when you're really honked off.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  536. John Johnson

    Why not have a question that doesnt talk about them as well.....

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  537. Neil in Seattle

    Add Limbaugh to the list. All the attention paid to his ludicrous remarks only serves to keep him in the public eye. The best and fastest way to remove the bluster from this bloated wind bag is to ignore him. PLEASE!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  538. Ealdwyne

    I am sick of palin, have been sick of palin since I realized she has more in common with a fence post than a inteligent human being, While she has nice "assets",,I do not feel she'd be good as president, and am really not sure if she's any good as governor either. Al franken, I didnt find funny as a comedian, and I dont care much for him as a politician either. Blago is a joke, he stands before his own state and uses illegal acts as justification for commiting illegal acts. Im not sure which is funnier, that he stated his criminal activity as a example of positive acts towards the state, or that he thought it was valid as a form of evidence of innocence.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  539. JS

    Not when it's from SNL.

    (Anchorage, Alaska – you may not want to say where I came from)

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  540. Potter (Kingsland, GA)

    At last, somebody feels my pain. The are way more important things going on around the world and we are stuck with this circus. Sad. No wonder the rest of the world now consider us to be jokes. The is a big difference in what their news shows and what ours shows. I guess our news media love to be TMZ reporters.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  541. Chad Webb

    I am SO tired of hearing about the Governor, who the hell cares. When you guys talk about him so much, I mute or change the channel, I refuse to waste another second and/or brain cell on this guy. As for Palin, I am honestly amazed you gave her 8-5.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  542. David from Indiana

    I am tired of hearing and seeing those names

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  543. Donna

    Yawn!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  544. Tanya, NJ

    I'm done with these idiots. But not to worry,Jack, more will come in their places.

    Tanya, NJ

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  545. bob slaughter

    Mr.Cafferty, i am so tired of hearing of these 4 people that i do wish a hole would open beneath thier feet and swallow them whole.
    Especially sarah palin, this woman is so clueless it makes you wonder about the alaskans that voted her in as govenor

    bob slaughter,long island new york

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  546. Stacy Dace

    Jack, Everytime I hear these names I run and get a suppository, I'm getting a bad case of Hemmroids. They're making my butt itch.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  547. Deborah S.l

    John:

    They all need to go away, but it's a toss-up between Blago and Palin. They have both been a disgrace. Being from WI, I like Senator Feingold wanting a bill passed, giving Governor's less power as far as picking a a replacement Senator. Frankin and Coleman should just toss a coin and the other slither away in the whole he came out of.

    Debby
    Milwaukee

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  548. JIm Grima

    I wish the four of them would just go away after having had their entirely undeserved 15 minutes of fame

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  549. Susana from Los Angeles

    I've been tired of Sarah Palin shortly after she was recklessly announced as John McCain's running mate. I don't understand if people follow her because she's a moron or because we're morons.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  550. Jamel

    Yes times 4. So why are you wasiting my time? You just gave them 3 more minutes of our lives. Pease don't ask a question about them again.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  551. Tom

    I am sick of Palin, Coleman, Blogojevich, and Franken.... let them die their own deaths, I DON'T CARE.what that idiot Palin does.... we have other issues that require attention not these idiots ( economy, health care, maybe I don't know the two wars going on...)

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  552. Beth from LA

    THANK YOU JACK. I'm sick of the media covering stuff that won't help anyone get a job, keep a job, keep their homes and survive this economy. I'm tired of the reporting in a divisive way. Yesterday's coverage of the Republican whining and cherry picking minor issues in the proposal was just stirring the pot and NOT addressing the problems of WHAT are they going to do to help us Americans?
    I would not yell at the TV so much if the media would just stop the tabloid reporting that is meant to sensationalize instead of help us come together and FIX this economy.
    Thanks for your consistent sanity Jack, first time in a week I haven't yelled at the tv news and instead sighed a loud THANK YOU JACK!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  553. Shawn

    ESPECIALLY SARAH PALIN. She needs to take at least 4 years off or so before getting back into the political arena. Her most recent stint hasn't been particularly useful, and there's the minor matter of her needing to go back to school on national and international issues.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  554. Mark, Huntingtown, MD

    I would be content if I never had to hear the name "Sarah Palin" again. She is nothing but a has-been who never should have been.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  555. Brigid

    Jack, I am just plain tired. Why are little things repeated and studied and ripped apart until the next unimportant thing comes along? I would like to hear what's going on in Israel, our soldiers, etc. I have to listen to BBC and other European news channel to hear news, real news, about America.

    Can we go back to actual news and not sensationalism of things we just don't care about?

    Enough!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  556. Ruth

    I'm as sick of hearing about Palin and all of the above mentioned. As sick as I was hearing former President G.W.Bush speak.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  557. Beverly Blackard

    Making a major issue of such characters is a disgrace to the USA, the media, and the intelligence of the people of the United States who actually could care less about them. The media needs to find more worthwhile issues on which to report.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  558. Linda Ames

    Thank you for your comments on this. I've been saying the same thing for months to all the media outlets and no one has paid attention. The others they could quit talking about folks like Paris, et.al. Who cares? I don't. And if the majority of the public does care about all these pimples on the face of the nation, then the majority needs to find a good service to volunteer for and get a real life. Again, thank you for expressing my thoughts!
    Linda

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  559. Oshutterup

    Well, now that we have the clown Blago out of office – They should of put away his bozo suit, along with his hair, in the closet long time ago. So, now maybe Illinois can finally get back on track. And yes, I live in Illinois...

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  560. Nancy in North Bay, Ontario

    The last thing to give a person with a narcissistic personality disorder is more air time, and that's just what the news media has lavished on these four major head cases.
    (By the way, Jack, if it's between Palin and Bugs Bunny in 2020, my vote's for the wiseguy with the carrot, hands down!)

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  561. pat ruddy

    i love it Jack, Palin and Bugs Bunny, great stuff.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  562. Bell

    I was tired of all of this before the election. I was raised that if you don't have anything worthwhile to say. SHUT UP.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  563. Kathy in Tennessee

    I'm fairly tired of all of them except Blago. Since I don't know the whole story yet, and since he seems to be ever more bizarre, which is 'way more entertaining than just being stupid and ill-informed like Palin, I want to see his criminal trial. Hey, I watched the Sopranos for years, and he and his wife have that mobbed-up fragrance to them.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  564. Jeff Knapp

    It's about time someone said it. "Who Cares?" Sarah Palin did nothing worthy of our attention prior to or during this election, and certainly isn't worthy of any attention now. My mother taught me how to deal with people like these when I was a child; "Ignore them and maybe they'll go away."

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  565. Ann

    TIRED!! But can you add Ted Haggard to your list, please!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  566. Paula, Maryland

    Thank you Jack. You say what I am sitting in front of my TV and screaming. ENOUGH. Get on with the news that IS of importance and we need to hear about.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  567. Mark Gillis

    Cafferty, what the HECK are you doing? We have all had more than our fill of this nonsense, so why are you even adding to the mountain by mentioning them. You are as guilty as all the other people in the media.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  568. David

    Not half as tired as I am of hearing OBAMA.....but, Let's face it, It would take the "Second Coming" to fix the mess left by BUSH!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  569. Frederik

    Sarah Palin is always good for a laugh.
    Cartoonists and talkshow hosts just looooove Sarah.
    I don't know the other names...

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  570. Angela

    Yes! Tired. Why is that people cannot accept defeat and move on to the next phase of their life. Maybe there is nothing else for them to do so they do everything they can to keep themselves in the public eye, thus making themselves look valuable.

    As with our new President, the people voted and he is in office. John McCain is not still trying to get a recount. He knows he lost.

    So. Norm, Rob, Sarah call it a day and go home.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  571. Lisa

    Amen! It is time for the media to focus on relevant topics. It is their job to keep us informed without bias. I sure miss Tim Russert.

    Washington, D.C.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  572. kennethgracy

    answer a question with a questionhas any of these people including
    you and wolfe or even barrack obama ever had to live from paycheck to paycheck or worry about having enough monet to put a tire on a car?? thats hoe tired of ALL of you iam

    kenneth gracy
    north richland hills ,texas

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  573. Denyce

    Oh, how glad I am to hear you comment on how hard up the media is for a story. I think Palin should go and sit down. And you're correct who cares about any of them anymore? Their time in the light has far expired. Only the media keep sensationalizing their tired stories. I change the channel each time there is a report about any of them.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  574. EC

    I'm SO TIRED of hearing about these schucks Jack, I'd rather have a root canal!! Enough already. Let's move on and focus on the REAL issues facing our country and NO MORE media attention on these has-beens.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  575. Mike from Minnesota

    Jack I hear you on all of these complaints. I just wish that Norm would stay with his convictions from earlier in the race and stop flip flopping on which votes should count and do what he asked Al to do and DROP OUT!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  576. Joyce

    Jack – you are the smartest man I have heard in a long time. . . . I think you are dead on with the "blah blah blah" that seem to be so important in the daily news! Enough already, marry me and pay my bills!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  577. evelyn, st louis

    YES!!! I am really tired of Blagojevich, Coleman, Franken and especially, Palin. I have suggested that she get back in school and learn the basics: history, geography, grammar, public speaking, constitution, etc. My 7-year old nephew knows more than she does. She should be thrilled that Alaska wants her.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  578. Rhonda

    I am about as tired of hearing about them as I was with the Bush administration. Good bye to bad rubbish.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  579. Jan Carson

    No More please. I am sick to death of the entire thing. The election
    is over. Let's get on with things. Sarah needs to understand she
    has more to worry about in her own state-- such as the polar bear.
    Jan Carson- Fort Worth, Texas

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  580. veronica

    really wish there was a magic potion to make them all just GO AWAY...especially Palin! although Al Franken can stick around, he seems to have some form of a brain that appears the most worthy and promising of the bunch.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  581. Roger

    LIstening to things about Blagovich, Franken, Coleman are getting old. How much longer do we need to hear it.

    Roger

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  582. Mike

    Just as tired as you are, Jack. Thanks for putting it so well. However, I would like to hear one more story about how Al Franken won, period!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  583. Peter R. hickory, nc

    It's utterly amazing to me that a dolt from Illinois who abused his power, a nitwit from Alaska thinks she has the power, and a comedian and a politician from Minnesota are fighting over the power.

    Advice for each:

    Blagojevich – go home, stay home and shut up. Nobody cares.

    Palin – go home, stay home and shut up. Nobody cares.

    Franken and Coleman – make up your minds and shut up. Nobody cares.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  584. Claudia Haus

    I could care less about Blag. & Palin, but I happen to think Al Franken would be a great senator. He is on top of the issues and was one of the first to call Rush Limbaugh and some others the hypocrites that they are, and show how they hurt the country. I'm very interested in that story. Claudia

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  585. Denny, Midland, Tx

    Jack, I am so tried of Sarah Palin, Minnesota [where Im from] election results, and Blagojevich that I would just as soon have my foot nailed to the floor.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  586. Christy in California

    Hey Jack, have I told you lately that I love you? You are dead on with this one. I couldn't have said it better myself. If I have to see or hear that nut case with the crazy hair or that woman who gets her kicks out of shooting animals one more time, I'm going to scream. I think I'll need to find a padded room because it's likely they won't go away anytime soon.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  587. J. L.

    Not nearly as tired as hearing about Obama. Noticed his name did not make your list.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  588. Linda from Minnesota

    OK...on a scale of 1 through 10...10 meaning I hope to never hear of them ever again...Thank you. V-Rod – 8 Palin – 100...oh, I guess I'm stuck with 10. Coleman/Franken – 5.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  589. Jared Kerr

    thank you for finally pointing out the obvious , now if you could control what the network actually does we could do something about it

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  590. mary from boston

    Jack yousaid it for me . Thanks

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  591. Fred

    Cafferty man u hit the nile on this 1... who cares about Blago, and who cares about Palin... Palin did everything to herself, the comments she made on air come on, you cant serious try to defend someone whom makes the same mistakes over and over again. Anyone whom feels like Palin was treated unfairly doesnt understand what being an adult intels, and that is taking responsiblilty for your own actions... No one can justify some of the comments Palin made.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  592. Ian from Los Angeles

    Jack,
    I am annoyed and I wish I would stop watching and following their stories. Buts it like a fat naked man running down the street... You don't want to look, but apart of you just can't help it.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  593. Gary B

    I'm sickest about hearing about Sarah Palin. Al least the other 3 have something to do with the current world. Ms. Palin was a blip and should go away. I agree, I'd vote for Mickey Mouse for President before I'd vote for the empty skirt!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  594. Julius Paddy from UK

    Anything apart from Palin. That woman was the biggest piece of political hoax I have ever seen in my life. She made Dan Quayle look articulate and made George Bush look like a major scholar.

    Why the press even waste the time following up on her beats me. Probably because you don't get a lot of dumb people in the headlines these days and God knows we could use the laugh with all these financial difficulties.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  595. Tony C. from Oakland, Calif.

    The economy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the rising crime rate are all characters I'd like to hear more about than those political charlatans. It's high time we get our media priorities straight.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  596. Nyika

    As tired as a three-legged mule running in the Kentucky Derby...

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  597. Tanner Severt

    I am sick and tired of hearing every YO YO in the news media bust on Sarah Palin for being stupid. I would love to match up her SAT scores with yours.

    -Tanner Severt

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  598. Cherry B - Ms

    Please, Please!! Stop The Pain!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  599. Mary

    Dear Jack,

    Well, bless your heart. You've lifted a burden from my mind. I was thinking that people actually wanted to hear about these clowns. It comes as a great relief that it's only hype from the media. Thank you, Jack. You've restored my faith in people.

    Mary
    New Jersey

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  600. Marcely from Willingboro, NJ

    I honestly stopped caring about each of them before the election was even over. They're not that interesting. The only thing they're good for at this point is good SNL skits.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  601. Rick

    Tired??? Hell I'm exhausted and I'm from Illinois. Good riddance Rod. Illinois politics will be better not perfect but much better. Maybe Rod can find work in Alaska or counting ballots in Minnesota!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  602. Vivian Harris

    Add Carolyn Kennedy to that list! Who REALLY cares and whose life does it change if we do or don't know why she dropped out. Sheesh!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  603. Bruce

    Just about as tired as I am of hearing from Ted Haggard.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  604. Ty

    well today on his show Rush Limbaugh said Bugs Bunny is going to be the future leader of the Republican party not him.So Jack you need to prepare yourself. Dats all folks!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  605. Stephen F.

    I am as tired of hearing about them as I have been tired of the love fest that you and others at CNN have had with Obama for the last two years. And to think we have four more years of that nonsense.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  606. Regina Deveau

    You are so right, I am tired of hearing about Sarah Palin, etc. Glad I am not the only one.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  607. Matthew

    I can't even begin to say how sick of hearing from these people I am. It's plain to see that Blago is guilty!! He deserves more than just to be removed from office. He deserves to serve time behind bars. Anyone else would have been put in jail already. Just my two cents.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  608. Hank Heintzberger

    I agree with you 100 percent. We need to move on and leave these people in our rear view mirror. Why they keep resurfacing is beyond me. They have nothing to say, and nothing to give. If they are the best representatives of America, no wonder the rest of the world thinks our best days are over.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  609. gene romero

    jack its nothing but a circus crying out for attention

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  610. Jorge

    Bagojevich, Coleman, and Franken are news worthy. Palin on the other hand was funny but the talk about possible being a presidential nominee is pushing it. Shut up and stay in your igloo.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  611. Archie

    Somebody shoot me . . . please just shoot me. Where would Palin get the time to be elected to anything? Her FAMILY needs her. Not the country. It's a shame, but that's just the way it is sometimes.

    Go get 'em Jack.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  612. Evan in New York

    Although you have a point that Caribou Barbie and Blah-Go have attracted the media outlets like gawkers at a carnival freak show (not too far off), I have to take exception to your view of the Coleman/Franken showdown.

    The question of an open Senate seat, especially when the Republicans need all they can get and the Dems are looking to bolster their majority, is completely relevant. Although I agree that Minnesotans have a sick sense of humor at the ballot box, the future of a U.S. Senate seat is legitimately of interest.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  613. Christopher

    Jack,

    Tired!? With all the material this deck of jokers has to offer, the late night talk shows have never been so entertaining. Keep 'em around awhile longer–I'm not done laughing yet.

    Christopher,
    Burke, VA

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  614. Norm Dressler

    About as tired as I am of the cry baby Republicans complain about spending and their Free Market economy after the past 8 years.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  615. marcia in Michigan

    Since the inauguration I have been able to sleep once again.

    I have also discovered the OFF BUTTON... when I hear those names especially Ms. Palin's I use it. Ms. Palin... Bye Bye

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  616. Carrie in St. Louis

    Jack, The best thing the media could do for this country is to ignore two media hounds, Pailen and Blagojovich. We have too many important issues to cover, so let's stop wasting time on petty politicians with huge egos but no brain nor ethics.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  617. spiderweb

    Hi Jack,
    I'm more than tired of the political hash-bashing irresponsible journalism that is sprouted across the news including radio, newspapers, and don't forget the magazines. In my city the local news reports concentrate on how many crimes have been committed and televise any road chase by police until the driver is caught or runs out of gas. It's sad and it's shameful that journalists go to school to end up reporting garbage to the media.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  618. Elaine

    I am just sick and tired of the total lack of respect for human beings no matter what their shortcomings. Its President Obama Not Obama and Not Barack. It is President Bush not Bush. Its
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and not Hillary. From my
    upbringing, I would be addressing you as Mr. Cafferty until you
    said it was ok to call you Jack. And I wouldn't say hey Cafferty.
    And please stop the Palin bashing.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  619. Prentice

    Jack, Palin needs to deal with Alaska and stay out of the eye of the media she was an unkown governor to most americans until her
    V.P. nod and it looks like she is in more places than her home state
    maybe she should be impeached today as like the Illinois gov I don't see her working from her office.

    Prentice

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  620. Carol

    Jack,
    I love it when you nail the craziness of the entire political charade!
    Carol
    Carbondale, IL

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  621. Dana

    I live in Illinois. If you think you have it bad, come to IL and listen to the overkill covrerage. That this buffoon known as Blago could take his circus on the road makes it clear that the media is lost. And yes I'm tired of the media extending Palin's 15 minutes. The Fraken/Coleman thing I could do without. Let me know when it is resolved – that's all I need to hear on that subject – until then shut the "blank" up

    January 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  622. David Brotman

    I'd love to never hear any of those (expletive deleted) four names again however, the only place I hear them is on CNN because that is the only place I get my news. So Mr Cafferty, why can't this begin with your boycott first??

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  623. Bobby

    Jack, your an angry old man, so I hate when I agree with you, but Minnesota has zero creditability; it's a disgrace that this is still going on. Franken is a clown, and Coleman is about as real as his teeth. Blago will go away now, for good, and not a moment too soon. As for Palin, well we disagree, thank god. She's interesting, and not nearly as stupid as you think she is. Is she ready to have nuclear codes and negotiate peace in the middle east? Not at all. But I could see a Richard Nixon like come back for her. First, like Nixon, she has to go away for 8 years. Look for her in 16.

    Bobby,
    Bowling Green, Ohio

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  624. Mike B.

    Tired! I don't mind hearing of the breaking news such as Gov. B being ousted tonight. But i don't think the press needs to let me know every time one of them sneezes.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  625. Missy Jewell

    If the media doesn't have anything else or better to report about than failed election characters, perhaps they should listen to the news. I prefer my news to be succinct, and complete, not ad nauseum.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  626. Dick

    Jack...
    Like Pearl Bailey's song..."I'm sooo tired!" I just wish all the fans, of the Turkey's you have mentioned, would get a life. Yes! I too root for the underdog; but, not pretenders to the throne of self edification. Pat them on the back of the lap and send them off.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  627. Denny from Florida

    Jack,

    I hope Sarah Palin never fades away. She is just to entertaining... Tina fey won quote of the year and won over thousands of new fans just making fun of that dimwit.

    As for the others... There 15 minutes are soon to be over. Especially Blago.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  628. Lee Newlin

    There's a major story to cover - the amazing leadership of Barack Obama. The coverage of the clowns and sideshows is a major diversion at this critical time. Watching Sarah Palin ranks right up there with gynecological and proctology exams.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  629. John

    Jack I don't understand why you feel Palin can't be president. Afterall about 40% of the people voted for another Old White guy over at least 10 other choices, and thats just in they're own party.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  630. Jerry Cummings

    I'm very tired of hearing of all of them – and add Paris Hilton to that
    list!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  631. Ethan From San Diego

    I am tired of hearing those four names why doesn't the media cover real news. We don't need to vote for a person who can see Russia from her house. Good ridden to BLAGOjevich he just a fool and needs to go under a rock and never come out.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  632. Alan S.

    Stop covering Sarah Palin. If I wanted to know who she blames for all of her problems, I'd watch Fox "News."

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  633. John Cardiel

    there are more serious things going on in america right now to care about Sarah Palin's ineffectual attempt at trying to seem presidential. STOP. You have no idea what you're doing, stop trying to seem comparatively sane, your not. Let Minnasota figure out who won and report it then. Politicizing the recounts is just going to make it harder on everyonem especially the people who are working hard to make it work.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  634. Bobby Yarush

    The question should be why does the mainstream media insists on dignifying these people with the almost continuous television news coverage?? The media is the problem... not these people. The media... CNN included seriously have the tendency to run a story into the ground.... these people are just taking advantage of the free news coverage... and the media falls for it hook line and sinker. Cable news really does suck these days.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  635. Kenji

    Politics is fun, Jack, and occasionally important. I'd rather hear about the incompetent goings on in that arena than the silliness of celebrities or the absurdities of televangelists that we were force fed during the Bush era.
    Kenji
    Japan

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  636. Billy Sullivan

    Is the country still involved in two wars? Then why does the media focus on the crooks instead of the countrys hero's! Sickening!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  637. John from U.P. Michigan

    Jack,

    Jesse had good ideas, also had some bad too. No one is right on everything. One thing he was right on was marijuana reform. Since we all agree that no one cares about Coleman -franken and other stuff , why dont you do a story about how marijuana reform was voted number 1 on change.gov and change.org. Just a thought.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  638. Maxine

    Jack,
    I agree with you 100%. CNN and other mainstream news media has been promoting these idiots for too long. It needs to stop and please add Rush Limbaugh to the list of self-advancing, incompetent, narcissistic lunatics.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  639. Roman

    I'm in business for myself. I have not paid one bill this past month. I a client that owes me money, enough that I could at least pay my health care, car insurance and a partial payment on my truck. I'm getting very irritated at these egotistical minded people. You should have added Rush Limbaugh to the mix too. They can all go crawl in a hole and rot, cause not one of them care about our country, they only care about the spotlight that's put on them.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  640. Greg Crist

    Of course I care...Blako is out of a job.. Ms Palin goes to Washington...and I play free poker at the Buckley Eagles in Buckley WA. At least we served over 200 free meals on Christmas Day. Kinda what it's all about.

    Greg

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  641. Linda Burgwin

    The country is going down the toliet. and this is what thenews what to focus on. Each day everyday should be about what can we do to get out of this mess. Republicans isn't time you did put country first instead of personl political gain. The RNC showed your true colors with the vote yesterday on the stimulus plan. Not one single vote. Maybe we should all Just Pray about it and hope that everything will get better.Tax breaks will not work if you do not have a PAY check. Maybe more RNC members need a Pink Slip.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  642. Ron Ouellette

    Jack,
    I'm not tired about hearing the same stories and names over and over
    again I am DISGUSTED and BORED. I have been trying to get a story
    aired about BONUSES, yes BONUSES to the tune of $3.8 Million paid
    out to Government Executives at the VA in FY07 and for many years
    before that and still going on. The VA is always short funded, short
    staffed and they pay their Executives millions in BONUSES as well as
    high salaries and they do NOTHING but make our veterans and their
    families suffer. If the VA pays out BONUSES how many other Gov't.
    Agencies are paying BONUSES while we little people continue to pay
    the price??
    Ron – The Villages, Fl

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  643. Muree Reafs

    Well, these stories are not as bad as the sex affairs of some pathetic preacher – I have blocked his name from my mind as an indication of my distaste. CNN is running a "documentary" on his life and redemption – WHAT!
    I guess business is bad to go to such yellow rag subjects.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  644. Tino Holloway

    I wish they ALL could get "voted" out of office..... but wait.... then they would make ANOTHER new cycle.....

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  645. Adrian Jensen

    yay, say it again a little louder, then let's never hear about it forever more. Thanks Adrian

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  646. Paul Corbiere

    Jack, I am very tired of hearing this.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  647. Derrick A. Atlanta GA

    They are sooo 2008... Now that we are in 2009, isnt there something more "stimulus" to talk about?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  648. Casey Quintin

    Don't we need people like these in politics? They just make it that much more interesting, don't they?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  649. David G. MN

    It would be nice if CNN and you would show some leadership. Pledge to show the way

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  650. Mike

    Jack, I couldn't agree more! I find it hilarious that they're calling it SarahPac. I think you're right...it's because she can't spell it.

    -Mike, Philadelphia

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  651. sheila olson

    how tired am I of hearing about these people?
    well let's put it this way I want news that shows our country moving forward. I don't think that includes these few, let's concentrate on the many.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  652. Liz Patterson

    About as tired as I am of hearing Rush Limbaugh!!

    Liz from Ontario!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  653. Valerie Burroughs

    Sick, sick, sick and tired of all of them. Can you believe CNN Newsroom this morning actually cut away from the important topic of increased suicide among US soldiers to show the governor getting into his car to travel to the impeachment hearing .

    Who Cares??????

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  654. Joy Gilleland

    Especially Sarah Palin. She needs to stay with the other joe 6-packs in Alaska. That's the only place she fits. And maybe we could send her following there too. Would be such a beautiful world here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  655. B Peterson

    The last thing I try to do is see why we should focus so strongly on people who are so dishonest. No one cares about any good news. And, please cancel all of the "Where's Caylee" news. The story is sad enough. No need to keep digging.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  656. Valentin from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

    I always wonder what those people's real goals are. They obviously know they won't achieve the ones they promote on any tv show they can get on. Take Sarah Palin for example. Her own daughter could tell her she has no chance of becoming president, but for some reason she still wants to try. Why? What's the real motive?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  657. Jeanne,Virginia

    OMG, so tired! Especially the Sarah Palin phenomenon. I don't get it or her.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  658. Frank Ferraro

    Jack tell her to go buy a pair of shoes or a new outfit, and charge it to the GOP and give us all a brake!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  659. Kate Stroebel, Wyoming

    You forgot "Joe the Plumber" and his remarkable trip to Israel.
    I don't want ay of these people to go away. They've afforded me hours of entertainment, and I always come away feeling so much better about myself. How can you want to rid us of our chance to enjoy a superiority complex?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  660. Jill

    I'm exhausted. Jack, I'm with you: Who cares?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  661. Jake

    Thank God for Moe,Larry & Curly Joe....

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  662. Linda Brinkley

    The only one I'm sick of hearing about is Sarah Palin, and have been since Sept 2007. I completely blame the media for our never-ending exposure to everything Palin. It's interesting that throughout all the coverage of Sarah Palin, the media kept asking why the public was so interested and intrigued with her, and all I could do was yell at my TV that it was the media who was obsessed with her, not us! I have wanted her to go away, permanently, for months, but you guys refuse to relieve us. How about now?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  663. Linda Jones

    Yeah! Someone who says exactly how he thinks and actually says what ought to be said. Sarah Palin lost; she should just go away. I don't even care if she goes away mad. I won't watch her any more. But I'm sure if she wanted people to interview her again, she could still find those who would. Hope there would be a lot of people like me who wouldn' t watch. I didn't watch the ex-Governor for the same reason. He's a disgrace and should be treated that way, not like some wonderful celebrity. The Minnesota affair is slightly different. So long as the story is about something that is really happening, like the end of the recount or the court case, then it's still news. Glad that neither Coleman, nor Franken are doing the interview circuit. Thank you for all the times you speak out for all of us.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  664. Marty from Colchester CT

    I tired of all of them! Each one has their own special act in a four ring circus. As long as the media keeps the spotlight on them their performances will continue. Turn off the light!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  665. D. Sutton

    Interesting. You spend energy making a case for why each of the four aren't worth discussing. Yet, here we are discussing them. Oh, primarily because you asked us to comment at this blog. Come on Jack. You are a hypocrite. Without these four and others like them, what would you complain about. By the way, who are you? What have you built, governed, managed or run – besides your mouth? Way to go jack!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  666. Refreshing

    You know Jack sometimes it's great to just here it as it is, which is pretty rare these days.
    And Yes I'm not sure any one cares except the media. Lets move on
    and focus on the issues and problems we face ahead.

    NS
    New York, New York

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  667. C H Berry

    Sarah Palin should throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium... they deserve each other.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  668. Jeff Barrie

    Jack, don't sugarcoat it; tell us how you really feel.

    When I hear the the news covering these stories I want to turn to re-runs of Hogans Heroes.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  669. Tracey

    I was so happy to see Blagojevich go. And the fact that everyone voted yes was even better. This guy thought that he was the best thing since slice bread and that nothing could touch him. I'm so happy that he will finally be slowly getting out of the news.

    As for Palin she needs to realize she was used and that she isn't all that and to move on with her life.

    And for the last two, yes I'm sick of them but is it really thier fault thier state doesn't know how to count??

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  670. C. D. Wallace

    I was sick of most of these yahoo's pretty much frrom the get go. However, Franken is the exception. O am happy for once a Democrat took his spine out of the blind trust and stood up for not letting the election get stolen. Ex-Governor Blagojavich can argue with Ex-Governor Ryan over the top bunk. Coleman can join the legions of unemployed he helped create following "samuri President" Bush. Palin, well, she can just take a time out. Please...?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  671. twiereng

    Yes, I'm also unhappy with the news media, especially CNN. It's closer to a sopa opera than a news source. I'm reading the big stories listed on CNN.com for example: Frozen body found in elevator shaft, Puppy abandoned in freezing cold, Couple clones beloved dog for $155,000, andHandcuffed crooks flee into pole. Actually this list is pretty good compared to some days.

    Theron Wierenga,
    Saint Petersburg, FL

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  672. Patty

    I will make a donation to the Special Olympics for every day that I don't hear the "P" word. During the last few weeks I have been watching the Obama transition and scratching my head wondering what it would be like if it were the Palin transition. God help our country!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  673. Tari Torch Sweeney - Shaker Heights, OH

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY tired of all of them! One more story about Palin will almost certainly push over the edge. Do we have enough to think about without having to worry if she can spell "SarahPac"? And, Blagojevich is just plain nuts. Actually difficult to watch him when he is denying any and every thing! And Franken and Coleman – either one in Congress is a loss for mankind. If this is how they act, neither need to be there. It's embarrassing. Al Gore had to go through it – and it was HEARTBREAKING – why would these two be that important? Gore handled himself with style, class, and character. These two are loonies.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  674. David Tolly

    I am extremely tired of listening to the likes of Blogojevich, Palin, Coleman and Frankin. They continue to exploit the press and airwaves to grandize their own self delusions. I wish that the media would ignore them so that they would go away. The longer the media gives them air time, the more emboldened they are in their effort to expand on their 15 minutes of fame.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  675. Sharon

    I'm from Minnesota and I'm sick to death of hearing about those two wanna-be Senators. This election and the Florida fiasco over Bush/Gore are both strong cases for consistent election do-over laws for races which are not won by a clear margin. Now if we could just get Congress to agree on the details of such do-over laws....

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  676. Katherine Salt Lake City UT

    I'm a pretty intelligent person, but compared to Sarah Palin, I'm Albert Einstein! Keep her comin'! My confidence has sky rocketed!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  677. Steve

    Makes me want to turn off CNN. Doesn't it you? Steve in Spokane

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  678. Robert from NC

    I am not tired of hearing about them i think in its news, if people are tired they should be tired of the new stations reporting about them, also jack if youe tired of hearing about them dont talk about them yourself.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  679. Doug Karl

    The media insists on jumping on the latest side show(s). Please stick to the pertinent issues and ask the tough questions, I want to hear the NEWS !!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  680. Al Granizo

    Cafferty for President!!! Good for you Sir. I could not have said any better! Who cares indeed! Our country is in shambles with arrogant nitwits running our lives. And, as you say, they are treated like saviours. Who cares indeed. You're the man, Cafferty!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  681. Wanda

    I am truly tired of the Franken/Coleman battle. There has to be a better way of voting ! A special election would have been much quicker and less expensive to the Minnesota voters. I am disappointed in their entire campaign and would never vote for either again!

    Minnesotans voted in a professional wrestler to prove a point. They were exhausted with the political process and were willing to vote for any change. Including independents of colorful political opinion.

    I wish we could only have honest, intelligent, and meaningful representation !
    Wanda , Baudette Minnesota

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  682. Dahlia

    I am very, very tired of hearing about all those people...especially Palin. I'm also tired of hearing about how bad the stimulus package is going to be from the Republicans! Aren't they the ones who got us into this mess to begin with! I think if they don't like it it must be great for the country.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  683. ellie lingner

    Who?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  684. Sidney Akouala

    People are interested in the economy now . Blago and Sarah can get married who cares ? I know idon't.
    Sidney . DC

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  685. Marina from Illinois

    I am sick and tired of the media feeding into Blagojevich's sense of self importance. The same for Palin. The Minnesotans? Let them figure out who won, once and for all; until then, let us hear no more about them.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  686. Danny

    I hate to say it but I guess not enough to stop watching non stop news programs like my favorite dynamic duo.....Wolf Blitzer and The Cafferty File.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  687. Tara

    Finally, someone that speaks for the rest of us! Unfortunately Jack, CNN has also fell into the media hype as well.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  688. Bobbie

    I am so tired of hearing about the 3 stooges plus 1 that I just may go to sleep and wake up in "No TV land"

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  689. Robin

    This group is the Madoff's of the political scene... bums with NO integrity and a bleeping smile on their face while doing us in Robin

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  690. Nick , Old Lyme, Ct.

    Right on, Jack ! My feeling is that the likes of Palin, Blogo, Coleman, et al ought to take up the more popular All-American sport of boxing, and let all us average Americans get on with the business at hand. Thanks for telling it like it is , Jack!

    Nick, O.L. Ct

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  691. b. nakri

    Could be worse Jack!

    We could be marooned in a deserted island with that boring foursome!!!

    Think about FED UP !!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  692. Fred from WI

    Slightly more sick of these 4 than other politicians, but not by too much. I like your criticism of the media, please, please, please find something worthy to report on. How about the 150+m spent on the inauguration? Does this reasonable to people? Guess so, lets stimulate the economy by spending 200m to put new grass down in Washington. I think they are planting the wrong crop, should be able to smoke the grass so we don't care about the economy anymore.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  693. Rick D Wolter

    The media runs all of this into the ground, It seems they try to beat it to death. Lets move on and leave old news in the archives. Just let it go. Lets Move on

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  694. Dorothy from Michigan

    Jack,

    Thank you so much for thinking like your viewers! Yes, I am tired of all of the coverage on these people! Why should Sarah Palin get 11 million dollars for a book? It has become a circus and frankly, I've had enough!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  695. andy wojcinski

    i stopped caring about frakan and palin and coleman the day after the election.i got tired of hearing about rod ten minutes ago when he was austed.oh yeah but who cares?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  696. Phillip Brand

    I'm actually warming up to Blagojevich. I'm more outraged that those lemming sheeple Senators voted unanimously to impeach him just so they wouldn't look bad in front of their peers, when there is absolutely no evidence of wrong-doing (thanks to Fitzgerald jumping the gun)

    But I have another question for you Jack...

    Isn't it a bit hypocritical of Obama to give wallstreet as much money as they want no questions asked, no strings attached and expect them to spend it responsibly? Isn't that like a mother giving her son $100 to buy clothes and school supplies at the mall, but instead returning home with a big bag of candy and toys?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  697. Tomi Newcombe

    I love up to the minute news coverage and will watch it all day long.
    However, the continous rehashing of the same story with truely no new, relevent information mentally causes me to 'tune out'.
    And we wonder why Americans seem more and more apathetic!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  698. Frank Quattrocchi

    I lost interest in Al Franken when he left Saturday Night Live, as an Illinoian, Blago is an embarrassment that needs to disappear. As for Palin, I disagree with your comment regarding her being an empty dress. On the contrary, filling a dress is the one thing she has going for her.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  699. Susan - Plano, TX

    Jack,

    They are getting less and less entertaining as I may say not to mention TASTELESS. However, there is one advice I would like to give Palin – once you are labeled as STUPID you can never get smarted for as long as you life. Just look at your hero George Bush and McCain...

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  700. Leone Baum

    The attention the media continues to pay to these losers makes me question the collective iqs of the so called journalists. Present company excepted Jack.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  701. Melody

    Soooo tired.... Tired to the 3rd power!!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  702. MH from California

    Why do we give someone like Sarah Palin any time at all. As you said Who Cares? She was not news worthy even when she was running for vice president.
    She is completely clueless and the media should not pay any attention to her, and we can all hope that she just goes away – FOR EVER!
    News on issues on Minn. or Illinois, I get it! But Palin. Please just make her go away.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  703. Linda Brinkley (Raleigh, NC)

    The only one I’m sick of hearing about is Sarah Palin, and have been since Sept 2007. I completely blame the media for our never-ending exposure to everything Palin. It’s interesting that throughout all the coverage of Sarah Palin, the media kept asking why the public was so interested and intrigued with her, and all I could do was yell at my TV that it was the media who was obsessed with her, not us! I have wanted her to go away, permanently, for months, but you guys refuse to relieve us. How about now?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  704. Uma in Liverpool, UK

    The single brain-cell in my head, which is still paying attention to this twaddle, emits only alpha-waves, which are nearly flat. It may lapse into a coma... which would be a great relief to the rest of my brain.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  705. Luke

    I think all of these guys are just a bunch of old news. They do little or nothing for us and our country. I'm glad that Blagojavich was finally impeached being that im from IL. We needed his corrupt a$$ to get out of office for us to do anything productive. He just stole our money and didn't think of us, the people. We finnaly got change in our state and hopefully we get this mess turned around as soon as possible.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  706. Edward

    I had to pour myself a very large vodka after having to sit through the roll call vote essentially telling Blago to get out of town by sunrise.
    Relief came with your insightful jab at your own crowd. You're right, we in New York have more than enough sleazebags to fill our front pages, airwaves and blogs. Enough. Let's vote them all out of any coverage or mention again. Glad I got that off my chest. Time for another vodka – only this one I'll enjoy!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  707. gail rector

    OUCH , That's what I said when you told thison CNN. Good for you – finally someone who tells it like it is. YES I could care less for these issues of Palin and such! THANK YOU – I HOPE TO WATCH YOU MORE OFTEN- WAY TO REPORT !!!!!!!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  708. Mike

    As tired as I am of listenening to Robert Gibbs saying that they are working on a stimuls package for the American people.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  709. Amanda,MT

    HA! i would rather not even bother with this question, because i completly agree. I would rather listen to the what is going on with our foreign policy, what is going on with pakistan? What about Iraq? And what is President Obama going to do about re aligning ourselves with the global community. That is relevant news, and that is going to have the biggest effect on my generation, the high school kids.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  710. Jayne Brining

    I am not only sick of these few persons but I am total sick of the news channels only covering Washington, D. C.. There is no other news going on in the world? Or is Washington, D.C. the center of the universe? Why do you insist on making me read the news as it crawls across the bottom of the screen? I might as well buy and read a newspaper/

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  711. Darren - Kansas

    I am especially sick of hearing about Sarah Palin. She LOST and she didn't help McCain. She has shown herself to be an ignorant phony, and you're right – Bugs Bunny would probably be a more likely president than her. As far as Rod Blagojevich, he's another person who I'd rather hear nothing more about. But I don't feel that the Al Franken-Norm Coleman story has been overdone. I just wish they would get that election decided. It has gone on for too long.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  712. Paula in Whittier

    Ever since the Palin PAC story broke I have been waiting for you to ask this question. If any money is donated wouldn't a better use be to further her education? Whether or not she chooses to run for national office in 2012, without informed opinions she is an embarrassment to all women.

    As for Blago – ENOUGH !|

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  713. barbara

    I am as tired as an out of conditioned distance runner in the middle of a marathon

    barbara

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  714. Robert Marshall, Columbia Maryland

    Jack,
    Sick and tired, anemic.. worn to the bones. But I can happily exercise my American right to simply turn off the television and get some peace and quiet for a while!

    Keep up the great work!
    (Forgot City!)

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  715. Cody from St. Paul

    Im a Saint Paul native and have been following the Franken/Coleman election from the start. You think national news media has played it out, come to Minnesota. Day in and day out the local news has a story about it. They need to declare a winner already and move on.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  716. Douglas Gault

    Jack I love it.

    In as much as some of these Prize winning new people make you would think they could afford go out and make there own news, But then maybe these are the only names they know how to spell.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  717. Nigel L. at University

    I am just as tired as you are Mr. Cafferty. The mere fact that Sarah Palin, a woman who sas she can see Russia from her house, yet cannot name a respectable news media source, is putting together a Political Action Committee and that it has stroked the news media's libido is outrageous. Also, I am sickened by the fact that an egotistical governor who cannot lie to save himself is all over the new like white on rice. Finally, with regard to the situation in Minesota, the governor...a former wrestler....nuff said.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  718. Lee Norins

    Jack, I am totally disgusted and sick of breathless newspeople (CNN included) gasping out the "latest" Palin/Blago/Franken et all garbage in the guise of the overdone phrase "breaking news". Re-runs of Gilligan's Island are more engrossing...

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  719. Ed

    Tired?! I'm beyond tired, weary or fatigued. Exhausted only begins to get at how tired I am!!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  720. Roman Bova

    I am tired of hearing about them and all the other nonsense that has not been resolved. Days and months have passed now and nothing has been done that has made a serious change in the daily lives of the American people. The people in charge just stand around and talk and stall and line their own pockets and nothing gets done.
    At this point, I am all for Capital Punishment.. I think they should punish everyone in the Capital. We'd be better off with Kermit The Frog in control.. at least he's proven year after year how to control the crazy's!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  721. vehoc

    I'm sick of them, too. I want to know more about the Congo, Somalia, Darfur, central Asia. I want to know about the issues affecting rural American Indian reservations and urban barrios. I want to know where all these illegal immigrants are coming from, and what conditions there motivate them to leave. Or return. I know that these issues may be expensive for news organizations to cover, that having an interview with Sarah Palin is cheap and easy. But if we only wanted cheap and easy, we'd all be listening to Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs. What we want, Jack, is reporting. We want journalism. We want Edward R. Murrow and Wolf Blitzer, not Keith Olberman and Michael Moore.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  722. George DiRienzo

    Palin wants to be president, Coleman & Frankin want to be senators... boring! Blagojevich on the other hand wants to be a crazy rogue governor. Why? Because he knows that his political career is over, he's going to prison and his prospects for achieving financial security are dim at best. If he had just resigned, he would already be a footnote in history. Now he is a fascinating part of history and as such in line for a lucrative book and/or movie deal. He has been securing his financial future – and using the press and talk shows as his marketing medium.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  723. mark w

    1st time blogger, i voted democratic as usual, don't always agree, fox news, rush and his cronies sometimes make sense, i like to be informed, you are on the money with this question.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  724. Patrick Owens

    Jack,

    I agree with you on Mrs. Palin and now former governor Blogojevich. Who cares? No one. Frankin and Coleman, however, are another story. The national media has not over saturated the Minnesota senate race, I've only seen snippets. The recount in Minnesota has gone as it should, except for Mr. Coleman's court filing. He needs to concede, as soon as possible. By the way, I don't appreciate you taking at a jab at the credibility of Minnesota voters. Ventura was an unexpected governor, to say the least, but at least he wasn't trying to sell senate seats.

    Good evening,

    Patrick Owens
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  725. Aiinslie Grosser

    Love em all. They rate. Its entertainment. Are you trying to tell me that mainstream news are supposed to be focused on news that matters??? BORING.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  726. Judy

    Jack,
    You are right on. I couldn't be more sick of the enitre group whether you read your list bottom to top or top to bottom. We have trivialzed the news and made mediocrity and incompetence newsworthy and noteworthy. Enough already ! We have so many real issues and problems facing us that these people are not worth the bother

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  727. Regina Sagana

    At least Blago, Coleman, and Franken will be out of the spotlight soon. Unfortunately, I think Palin and the Peanut Gang are trying to stay in the limelight until 2012.

    I wouldn't mind it though. Heck...that just gives Obama and the democrats another term. Let's go Palin!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  728. Gretchen

    I am verrryyyyy tired of all of them; especially Palin and Blago (The Narcissistic twins). I am also tired of people, really believing Palin can the leader of the free world, does any of them have a brain. Oh never mind, they don't.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  729. Rob McAnneny

    Jack, could not agree more. Tired doesn't begin to describe it.

    Sick and tired of being sick and tired about these public officials who range from being simply mediocre to emanating the height of hubris, arrogance and hypocrisy. The media needs to be chastised and criticized for serving as enablers.

    Let's get back to electing people who are smart and possess sound judgment. Where are they hiding?

    Rob Bonita Springs, Florida

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  730. Samuel

    Extremely tired. Maybe we should get more intelligent producers for News Organizations, because they are trying to make us as studpid as the people they are reporting on.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  731. Chris Shepherd,Texas

    Jack i rather hear about bugs bunny than Sarah Palin. Shes Irrelevant! Especially since she talkd all that junk about the president!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  732. Tim Bruton

    I'm about as tired of it as I was listening to President Bush pronounce "nuclear" as "nucular." However, in the midst of so much mediocrity, Americans can be proud that they recognized true talent in our new president, and because we elected him fair and square we are finally seeing some real substance emerging from the White House in the form of words and actions.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  733. douglas worley

    Verry tired of him, infact I'm so tired I think I need a nap, and just forget about him

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  734. Gerry Cooper

    Jack, totally agree. Let's get these non-news stories out of the main stream news media so we can focus on the persons who represent us in our best light to our youth and to the world who sadly have come to see our news as either irrelevant or scandalous.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  735. Jan

    "Empty dresses," empty heads, and the promotion of them as news worthy are driving us inevitably toward "Idiocracy".

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  736. Jeanette Reidel

    I am sick and tired of hearing how great Obama is. Let him prove himself one way or another. The news media beats every story to death. I guess you have to fill up your air time with something no matter how many times you have to repeat the same thing.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  737. ANNE

    I am not just tired, I am disgusted.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  738. Patricia Robinson

    Jack, Finally someone in the news media who's willing to say that we the public are tired of hearing/reading about these public officials. I'm more interested in what's happening with the economy than I am with knowing that Palin wants to run for president in 2012. Didn't want her as VP in 2008, what makes her think we want her in 2012.

    Patricia, California

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  739. Justin

    This group is the Lindsay, Britney and Paris of Washington D.C.
    The only thing left is for Palin to have a cheap wardrobe malfunction.
    Then again, I think that is exactly what McCain's camp is calling that credit charge at Saks Fifth Avenue last year.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  740. william f levinson

    Paint dry,grass grow,etc... Whatn I would like to hear about are the republicans reasons why we need more tax cuts for the wealthy,less for the middle class and poor,while we have a multi-trillion dollar deficit and democracies to build in other parts of the world. People would build their own democracies if they could find one that works as an example.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  741. nancy in manteo, nc

    do ya think we can will be rid of blago at last? if only that were true of palin and coleman. i'm afraid we will have to put up with palin for a long time – too many idiots out there who like her – egads. coleman insists on trying to stay around after telling franken to concede.
    i'm hoping franken will give the dems 59 votes in the senate and we won't hear anymore about the recount.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  742. Pat, SC

    Jack, thank you! I'm glad to see the last of the Illinois governor, I just wish I hadn't had to see him non-stop for the last week. Regarding Sarah Palin, I totally agree with the Irish, who have nicknamed her the Half Baked Alaskan. Is the Minnesota election still going on?

    WHO CARES!!

    Why isn't the media researching the new economic stimilus package? I would love to see a complete breakdown by dollar and I want to see the accounting plan.

    Kudos to President Obama for blasting Wall Street!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  743. Donna

    Don't dismiss Sarah Palin so quickly.

    Any woman in today's day and age that doesn't opt to have an abortion after finding out that the baby has Down Syndrome, can handle anything including running for and winning the presidency of the United States.

    That's a woman who isn't afraid of anything!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  744. Paula Prater

    I was planning to vote for John McCain until the day he announced Sarah Palin as his running mate. She and Blago, as someone said earlier are both "cuckoo". With the country in the shape it is in, how dare they take up our time and the focus of our representatives with their nonsense..

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  745. franklyn

    Honestly, Sarah Palin is the most ignorant Governor i have ever seen and the only "politician" that generated hatred in a once peaceful campaign. Blago, Al franklin and Coleman, i dont care!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  746. Ron in San Antonio

    I'm extremely tired of Sarah Palin. If she were a dessert,
    she would be a half-baked Alaska.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  747. Bobby E from Honolulu

    Lets talk about what's actually important and relevant like my new commander and chief Barak Obama. Sarah Palin is useless. Blagojevich is gone as of 1300 HST. So really.... WHO CARES?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  748. Kevin Boyte

    It offends me that you even used the comparison of Sarah Palin and Bugs Bunny. I have been a long and loyal fan. It is offensive that you take one who has over the years been honest and forthright to the public. Palin is not even in the same standing as Bugs Bunny. She should be so lucky.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  749. Christina

    I would love to hear more from Al Franken: "I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!",even deceased voters!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  750. Ed Fertik

    Jack
    57 million people are offended that you grouped Sarah Palin with those others. As usual, your mean and sexist tendencies have risen to the surface.
    I was thrilled that Governor Palin started a PAC to combat radical liberal jerks like you and I've already contributed to it as have so many others. Palin may not be an intellectual and she does not need to be. She has got things done in every responsible job she has had. Most of your radical idols can't touch her in regard to her accomplishments at age 44. Have a glass of wine, see a pyschotherapist, and try to purge yourself of all your anti Palin venom.

    Ed Fertik

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  751. Marilyn Trujillo

    When Governor Blagojevich (whew!) was doing his big act this morning, I was reminded of the courtroom scene in the show "Chicago" (coincidence?) where the lawyer tapdances his way through "Razzle Dazzle."

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  752. Curtis

    Hey Grumpy.

    Your vocal hate for the Alaska Governor is getting old. Is it partisanship couched as editiorial comment?

    I'm getting tired of your negativity.

    Bugs Bunny

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  753. Carol Kinney

    I would love to see newspeople go back to being journalist - you know, people who reported the subject matter but did not slant it their way. The only time I want to hear Sarah Palin's name again is when someone steps up and helps the natives who live in "her" state who are having to choose between oil for heat or food for their families and the ones who have money for neither. The fact that anyone in the position of Governor is willing to allow this is beyond me, let us move forward and use the media to honestly cover REAL problems not people who are basically problems. I don't want to hear about them, let them slide back into their caves (or where ever).

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  754. Stephen

    WOW Jack!!! I guess you're not holding your tongue any more!!!?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  755. C. D. Wallace

    By the way Jack, you for got to add Rush Limbaugh to this list. Now there is a guy I wish could be impeached and blocked from making noise and static.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  756. Barbara Walsh

    The word "tired" is the understatement of the year to describe my sentiments of the contuing coverage of these "morons of the moment." I wish the media would focus on the people who actually are moving our beloved country in a new, positive direction. Not look to people that uphold the idiocracy that we have been subjected to for the last 8 years. We voted for change and intelligence so let the media cover THAT for a while, not more of the people who continue the dumbing down of America. Let the Palin's of the world go already!!!
    We are better than that!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  757. RHess

    Thank you just for asking the question. Up until this point I wasn't sure the media was even aware of what everyone else in the world was thinking, especially when it comes to Palin. I have this annoying pain in my gut that says if the media keeps talking about her, she'll think she's worthy of being anything beyond a beauty queen.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  758. Will, Alexandria VA

    incredibly tired ... yet, it's the price we pay for expecting the cable news industry to generate perpetual blather to fill the vacuum.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  759. EDK

    Hello
    You might be tired of hearing about Sarah Palin but some of us live in Alaska and think she does a great job for the people here. We are about as tired of hearing about this stupid TARP thing as you are about Sarah Palin. We have a great state here and we all think she has done better for this state than most any of the others who have been in office. We all think someday she could be president of the USA . I really enjoy listening to you and your comments but we are tired of hearing about all the BS and none of the good that really takes place in such a great state as ours.
    thank you
    EDK

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  760. Charles Womack

    Amen, Jack. Not only am I tired of hearing of these items, I'm disappointed at the news media ignoring the many pressing problems in the world and waste its time, and mine, to report on such drivel. Fifty-odd years ago when I was a newsman on a 1,000 watt small town station, I would never run any story over 24 hours in the six daily newscasts I had.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  761. Sammie Flakes IL.

    Cafferty, I see Sarah Palin the same as you do,,an empty dress with nothing to offer. Why is it that republicans don't see what a DIS ASS ter she is ..you betcha.....

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  762. Joan Lewis

    If I never see or hear about or of these people again, I would live a happy, full life. Why anyone wants to hear or see such stupid people speaks to the level of intelligence affecting that portion of our population that revels in hate, scare and negativity. Lighten up people and see the goodness around you instead of all that hate. We need positive. Not doom and gloom. And I include Ms. Palin in that area. I felt she indeed encouraged such negative feelings all through her campaigning. It is sad that people should listen and follow such people.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  763. Randy from Salt Lake City

    Geez, I'm getting a little tired of them, Jack. The press needs to get back to Terry Schivo, Anna Nichol Smith, Benett Ramsey, Caylee, Survivor loosers, Idols past and present, and you know, all the real important stuff.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  764. Jennifer Crane

    Thank you, Jack, for bringing this up! I was horrified to see Blagojevich on several shows (including CNN). And I was just as dismayed every time I saw Sarah Palin on a talk show. These two idiots have made utter fools of the media, and no one seems to want to admit it. The rest of us have to survive in the real world, without lying, without breaking the law, and yes, Sarah Palin, without being a hypocrite or spending hundreds of thousands of other people's dollars for clothing. Please GO AWAY!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  765. Dan

    Well Jack this is one of the best news pieces I've heard in a long time. Its the same in politics as in celebrity culture and I dont think it should be that way politics and the enquirer do not mix it is a serious business right? Keep this style of question on the tip of your tongue lets save the sensatinalism for when we need it!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  766. Ken, Long Beach, CA

    I am so OVER hearing about these people. Sarah Palin had her 15 minutes and frankly, I'm very tired of hearing her blab on incoherently about how great she is. She thinks she is a legend in her own mind. Minnesote needs to just get over it and announce that the final count is done and Franken is Senator now. Millions are out of work, including myself, and the news focus should be on just that. Who's hiring, Who's not, and what companies are defrauding the tax payers for more bailout. How about giving me a bailout? All I need is a measly half a million to zero out all debt, mortage and recover from all my savings and investments I lost during the market crash.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  767. Greg from East Cambridge

    I'm tired of hearing about Sarah Palin, talk about political hacks, she's the leader of the pack! Every single millisecond, the media is talking about her, move on, I'd be more informed about some lame human interest story like the woman who dresses up her poodles as celebrities and parades them around town, and the poodles are far more qualified than Palin, Blago, Coleman and Franklin.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  768. ED

    SNL could use these three as new comedy writers. They all need to fade into the wilderness.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  769. Chris from California

    Jack, you hit the nail on the head. This is exactly what i've been thinking for the past couple of months, It's great that you brought I out in the open. I am so tired of all these lame ducks, I chalenge the media to give me good, viable reasons to care. As it stands I have bigger, more important things to care about, after all still need a job.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  770. Peter Reuben

    These four are the biggest joke in the entire free world and they have driven people to watch "Americas Most Wanted" to just see if we see them on there. Blago & Palin ticket for 2012 , President of the Garbage Can Union. The fact that our media is desparate for news and my thing now is to investigate each other. Next they will taking pictures of each other on the toilet bowl and Jack they news media better worry about layoffs and might have to go to Congress for a bailout wouldnt that be ironic.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  771. BG

    Really tired. About as tired as the endless comments of biased journalists with a position to promote, rather than news to report factually.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  772. Rich

    Jack,

    Tired or political fatigue...either or, we're just plain burned out from the media rehashing the same set of names and woes. Change the menu...time we moved their "cheese."

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  773. David Fletcher

    Not only is too much media coverage being given the four you mention, you can throw in Russ "Blow Hard" Limbaugh.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  774. Neil in Reno

    Jack are you kidding? I can't get enough of Sarah Palin. She is soooooooo funny. I can't wait until the day after the 2010 mid term election when Palin, Huckabee, and Romney get into a free for all trying to "Out Jesus" each other.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  775. John Gleason

    Jack,
    I am 52 years old and have been watching you since I was a kid. You really should learn to speak your mind more and not hold back so much...LOL

    I wish they would all just go away, I wonder what Saturday Night Live would do if Franken is seated??? As far as Palin is concerned, she is probably a great hockey Mom and should judt go with her stregnths.

    keep up the good work and keep us thinking

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  776. Bill in Charleston, WV

    Tired? Right now I am longing for the high water mark of journalism when all we had were stories of Britney Spears shaving her head not to mention other body parts. Oh, for the good old days.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  777. mel

    Really tired...!!! They need to do what they have to do to get rid of people who are not worthy of being in public service... I'm also tired of hearing about who won on the stimulus bill, what i want to hear is "Yes, have have come into an agreement." MOVE ONE AND GET THE ECONOMY GOING THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  778. mildred /Dallas, Tx

    I am so sick of it, and I want cnn to move on, they are yesterdays history. late those dead dogs lay. It is over with. We are ready to move on and have a front row seat on today, tomorrow and the future. I do appreciate cnn and the job they do, even when they have people on I don't agree with. Like your republican contributors. The are acting like step children in the new era, crying about this and that. knowing none of they have read the entire package but look for things they could justify saying to to. If it is the speaker they are unhappy with, I personally would like to see them get over it. Help, go to work and lets make it happen work together! That is what I want to see and hear, That our government is working for the people, not for republican only or democrats only but for the people.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  779. luke

    hahahaha soooo tired of all of them and cant stand waisting my time on these idiots...please stop putting them on tv i pay extra money for my cable bill just for cnn...love you guys but hate the crap of late

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  780. Bill Scheller

    I'm certainly tired of hearing about Palin, a world-class nonentity. As for Blagojevich, there's no doubt he's news - but he's rapidly turning into a cartoon character who's best ignored. But I disagree with regard to Coleman/Franken. The election was a virtual draw - isn't that news? And while Minnesota did give us Jesse Ventura - the unfortunate beneficiary of a three-way race (and we learned in 2000 what a disaster those can be) it also gave us a long history as the anti-Illinois of corruption-free politics.

    - Bill from Waterville, Vermont

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  781. Rodger

    I am never tired of knowing the facts as long as it is important to our political scene. As a former candidate for US Congress for the Green Party, it is ashame the media ignores our party. In Illinois we are a third party, given every right of the two parties, but yet you still ignore us. Get with the program and start covering all parties, not just the two!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  782. James in Taiwan

    Glad to hear Blagojevich is out. Palin should stay in Alaska. Ignore her maybe she will go back to obscurity. Minnesota, who cares?

    And right on Obama! Bankers , no bonuses! In fact reduce their salaries! Put some teeth into those bail outs! Regulation can be a good thing. Better than letting the crooks make their own rules.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  783. Dave Allstaedt

    I'm sorry! Did you ask a question? I fell asleep half way through your coments on Blagojevich, Coleman, Franken and Sarah (Who?)

    January 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  784. jwrAMC

    Beyond those Jack named, I'm truly sick of all the fluff and filler that all news orgs are throwing at us. It isn't just joke politicians that are the problem. How about joke journalism? Nancy Grace is a dimwitted harpie and Valez's doppleganger program is nearly as bad. Then there's Prime News phony indignation machine. That guy should be fetching the coffee. Wolf needs a more credible assignment than playing Monty Hall to the over-produced clip show that is "The Situation Room" which is comical in its lowest-denominator presentation. Where's the Wolf a decade ago- that guys was awesome. I won't even get started on FOX. Certainly there's a HUGE number of stupid people that love junk TV. But what a shame we have to go to overseas sources to get intelligent, investigative reporting.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  785. brooks nantker

    What i care about is how much is Ken Lewis bonus at bank of america after tarp $ and he lays off personal.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  786. Robert

    Jack- you're killing me with your humor. Lol.

    What petrifies most of America about Palin becoming president is that this country elected George W. twice! Could the United States potentially be dumb enough to elect governor Avon Lady? I shutter to think about what could go wrong in the US in the next 4-8 years to make Sarah Palin seem like a viable option.
    Comparatively- she makes bush seem brilliant.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  787. adam

    Concord, NC

    I'm really tired. This group of underperforming media misfits need to step out of the picture, literally. Hey Jack, here's an idea for for a PAC, the Not-So-Fantastic Four.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  788. Ruth

    I think Palin is a sick woman. You should have added Rush Limbaugh to the list!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  789. Madge H. Matthews

    I put Sarah Palin in the same category with a root canal and
    colonoscopy!!!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  790. Ron- Seattle

    Jack,
    You seem as embarrased about this as I am. The fact, that these 4 individuals get such extensive coverage shows the rest of the world how interested we are in scandal, rather than focusing on this opportunity to embrace change. If we're going to make peace with the rest of the world after the last eight years, showing Palin's face constantly isn't going to help anyone trust us. They'll be distracted wondering "could they really be that stupid enough to elect her?"

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  791. emily

    Sarah Palin, at some point, Became the new Paris Hilton: Made famous by someone else and essentially for doing nothing – carries a shallow and empty-headed fanbase (although, at least Hiltons had the excuse of young age) and throws herself in the media for the sake of staying in the spotlight. Now all Palin needs is a publicist that calls up TMZ everytime she goes to lunch or goes shopping.
    The country has moved on and if I liked Ms. Palin at all I would call her up myself and tell her to stop embarassing herself. Doesn't she have anyone around her to tell her how ridiculous she looks??

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  792. Tone las vegas, NV

    I'm tired of hearing about all of them as much as I was tired of hearing obama is a muslim, anything about casey anthony and the new season of american idol. The senate should hold a vote to ban Sarah Palin from the continental states

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  793. Ed from Montana

    Jack,

    Let's put it this way, I really like your segment, but I am only getting to see it a couple times a week because this junk news on Blago, Palin, and the rest of the losers disgusts me so much I end up turning off the TV before I can get to your comments.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  794. Carol of MN

    Sorry you feel that way about the people of Minnesota. Other states have had a lot worse Gov. than Mr. Ventura. You named 2 how about California.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  795. Fran B

    I will never tire of hearing about Sarah Palin. Puting her down only makes you so, so, left-wing (not to mention stupid) . She is here to stay, we love and support her. Get used to it!!!

    Fran
    Indiana

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  796. Brad from Springfield, IL

    Jack, I live here in the epicenter of corruption. I have been flooded with news about Blagojevich day-in and day-out for a month now, and I'm hoping this impeachment will be the end of it. I know we in Illinois have a disfunct government, but Minnesota needs to get on the ball! This is starting to look like the the presidential election of 2000. And as for Sarah Palin, it's remarkable what she did to revive the excitement for politics in this nation. However, the election is over an another one is almost 4 years away... like you said, who cares?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  797. Drew Graybeal

    I get a kick out of the media. It is a mirror of the people that watch it. Think of it as a stool sample of society. If you see it on the news, it's because the news folks figure people want to see it. Thanks to you and your friends at CNN, at least someone is challenging that status quos and maybe, ....just maybe...., that 43 percent that voted for McCain/Palin will be a little more savvy next election cycle and we won't have to dodge that bullet again.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  798. Edie in Portland

    OMG! I can't stand looking at Blagojevich or Palin's faces or hearing their voices. How is this news? It does nothing to educate us, improve our lives, or protect us from anything. It's just another thing to create irritation in our lives. I would be happy just to have Barack and Michelle on all the time–at least they are doing what they can to improve and lift up our lives. They can also speak in complete sentences and their speeches don't involve metaphors of cowboys and words from dead people.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  799. Henry C. Spengler

    I am sick and tired of all of them. I am also sick and tired about what is going on in Washington now. Maybe we should take an example from Illinois and impeach all thej politicians in Washington

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  800. Sy Wiley

    I'm with you Jack. I get tired of seeing weak-brained news types performing the news instead of reporting news. Once it's reported, it's time to move on to the next story instead of their next performance of the same old stuff. The word NEWS is an acronymn for North, East, West and South. These weak-brains think it means North, North, North, etc. and they forget there are other stories in other directions.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  801. NY LyricLover

    I lost interest in all that drama. We have important survival issues in America to focus on. Ancora Imparo.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  802. Sher Scott

    I am far more tired of hearing about Sarah Palin! This woman constantly speaks of how the media made her out to look incompetent. But if it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck – guess what...

    If this imbecile of a so-called politican was ever elected President or anywhere near that office – I am setting my sights on Canada!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  803. Ross in California

    Yes. Enough. Stop.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  804. Bill Puckett from Virginia

    IM SICK TO DEATH OF: Blogojevich, Coleman, Franken, and Palin?
    Yes, and go ahead and toss that quasi homo sexual Christian manipulating loser Haggert on the pile and you've got yourself an orgy of anything but news. Please CNN, HBO and whatever else your parent company owns...report meaningful news to us.
    It's an embarrassment to the media industry not to mention the international profile of America which all these waste cases do not represent.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  805. Juan Barragan

    Sarah Palin is the antithesis of Hilary Clinton. Hilary Clinton is strong, smart, experienced, and a formidable political opponent. Sarah Palin has not one of these traits, and would be wasting everyone's time if she does not spend all her time in the foreseeable future working exclusively for the benefit of Alaska.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  806. Patrick Jordan

    I'm sick of all the hype about these inept morons. I wonder if Palins PAC will be called the 'Hunter / Gatherer' forum for pit bulls and grizzley moms.

    Pat
    North Carolina

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  807. Jim

    I realized it had gone too far when I turned on the radio in my truck and rcognized Blogo's voice in the first three words. I guess it's back to classic rock. Sorry CNN

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  808. brenda

    I am with you Jack,
    Here I am trying to put together enough money for a loaf of bread and the media seems to be more interested in these ridiculous non-news worthy events then reporting what is critical and of important to the American public.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  809. Kim

    Thank you Jack. You took the words out of my mouth. I am so tired of Blagojevich and Palin. If Palin ever becomes the president, we will be in big big trouble. I am a woman but we need smart and well informed female to run not her. Blagojevich needs serious help mentally. Thank you Jack.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  810. Bill Carter in Florida

    I am ashamed of the Republicans and their in your face attitude. They did what they pleased for almost 8 years. They backed Bush almost at every turn. I cannot believe that they could not vote to help middle class Americans in their hour of need. I pray that President Obama's plan really takes off and in the process shows the American people what the GOP is really all about. With any luck, it will be the end of the GOP as we have had it jammed down our throats for the last 8 years. Wouldn't that be a blessing in disguise. They have voted their way and have told the people that are paying for this bail out, to go to you know where.It is so unAmerican. I fear they are traitors.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  811. Olga Wiens

    I ts not often I join the bloggers, but your question about Palin, and others bring a huge sigh of "at last someone asks The Question!" I would be very relieved if I never heard Sarah Palin's name again. I wish the media would just stop bringing up her name, Blago's, Franken and Coleman and, of course, the ever-present Joe the Plumber whose latest adventure is becoming a war correspondent. I shake my head as each time these people make the slightest move in their lives, we have to hear about it.!!! Sarah, Blago, Franken, Coleman, Joe Plumber...please, please, do the right thing and ride off into the sunset and let us rest our ears!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  812. Della Mae Zeitler

    Will it ever end? Too many Hail Marys and even God gets tired.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  813. Bonnie

    how about giving the money to companies that laid off people with the stipulation that they rehire those people and that the money be used to pay their salary and benefits. The more people working, the quicker we would see economic recovery.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  814. Roxie

    How tired? Until this blog I was so exhausted over these people I had to put a mirror under my nose...I know many CNN fans love David but since you contributed your invigorating comments – They're wrong...you're my hero...I think I'm in love....Thank you, Thank you, thank you, now (CNN) walk the walk and stop covering them.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  815. Tom L

    As for the ex-Governor, I will miss him. Like Sarah Palin (another governor) he displays the motives of politicians for what they really are. I think that's one reason other politicians can't stand him. You must admit, it's been a lot of fun watching his antics.

    Hey, this isn't "conflict of interest"; this is just "enhancement of interest"!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  816. george german

    how tired?..................well jack i broke the mute button on the remote. volume is stuck on.
    i cant speak for anyone else.................................but i think it's time to move on.
    to put it crudely............the people mentioned in your qustion are for lack of a better term .........realy lame and not to newsworthy.
    in fact for the past week or so i have felt pretty bad for the situation room and the rest of the media.
    new president aside........................whatever happend to the two wars we are fighting? how about gaza and the ongoing meltdown in the middle east. oil and so on and so on.......................yah it's time to stop using filler and get back to the real meat thats affecting our lives.
    george
    chester,ct.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  817. Kate Stroebel, Wyoming

    I only wish Johnny Carson were still with us and on the air. His imitation of Blagojevich, black wig and all, would have been priiceless...

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  818. John Lusz

    As an Illinois resident, I cringe every time our governor gets air time. With Franken, you already have a person who can tell a joke so keep it in Minnesota because with their weather, they need something to laugh at.
    Sarah, on the other hand is something else. My wife can't wait to hear what stupid thing Sarah has done today. My wife, a life long Democrat, feels that every new thing Sarah does is just another reflection of how pathetic the Republican party has gotten. It's hard to argue with her.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  819. Judith Benicia California

    Our country is in dire condition, by showing the negativity and stupidity of these politicians, it makes me have a lack of faith in my country. How are we supposed to handle an economic crisis with idiots like Sarah Palin running the country!?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  820. Tu Ngo

    I'm almost to numb when it comes to hearing about said persons. Blagojavich needs to stop his unhealthy and twisted belief of innocence. Impeachment serves to not only identify criminal misconduct, but most importantly it serves the people of Illinois. It's a known fact that Illinois politics is as corrupt as anywhere when it comes to corrupt politics. Don't you think you should do the people of Illinois a a service that will inevitably be your last. On the note of Sarah Palin and party, I need the brain space for other issues.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  821. Greta

    I'm writing from Toronto. Thank u, thank u. I totally agree with u. I believe the media assumes that all their viewers wants to hear about these people...they do not. The U.S. should take a look at our system of having an election, counting the ballots, etc within a few weeks instead of months. Keep up the good work.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  822. Denny, Midland, Tx

    Jack, Bugg doesn't sound that bad...The ony thing left that will driive us crazy is a Palin doll that wink and says"youbetcha"!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  823. Gary in Houston

    Palin disgusts me, she needs a brain transplant. As another said 'If I never heard the name Palin again it would be to soon'
    The others are less annoying

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  824. real, b.c., can.

    blago's now gone, not to be heard from anymore...i hope. now it's time to get to the real news. palin is a "bimbo"...no offence to the elephant, or was that "dumbo"??

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  825. James GRAVES

    My sentiments exactly. The media must be hard up for news to be expending all that time on such trash.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  826. Chanel From Jacksonville

    Empty dress I love it, I'm about as tired as I am of hearing Rush (Limbo)give his ideas on how to fix our economy. That's VERY!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  827. Pat from Wakefield, NH

    Jack, Shouldn't you have added Chief of the Ditto heads to your list? At this point, your selections and my addition should all take a very long walk off a short pier! Palin can do the dog paddle to Russia for all I care!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  828. marc

    the beat goes on. elected officials sent to Wash. to conduct the peoples work remain out of touch, unable to work together, will not
    compromise and are agregiously arrogant (Democrats led by Pelosi
    and Franks) and Republicans as a searching group. The country
    continues to decline and they (Representatives and Senators) will not address crucial issues with sincerity and creativity...impeach them if they continue this infantile work style! Not one suggestion from
    Congress about freezing wages in government...at least Pres. Obama
    froze salaries in certain Executive positions.

    The post office guy is forced to cut back service...but not his salary
    or bonus...wall street execs get bonuses and people making things
    and paying taxes are laid off. Government is disrespectful and greedy
    as well as sections of the private sector. We need a national
    referendum to get the house cleaned once and for all.

    Maybe we need a new form of democracy?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  829. Edie

    You make me laugh. I am so over hearing about these people.
    l can even pronounce Blagojevich. l'd vote for Bugs Bunny over Sarah Palin

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  830. vernon albright

    Citizens' Symposiums are the answers!

    Go to my website: http://www.primaryvoices.com. to learn how you
    can participate to safeguard democracy!

    Lucas

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  831. Jorge

    If Jim Mora was a political analyst, he'd say something like this, "Nominee?!, Are you kidding me?! I don't care who you run with. Don't talk about being president! Nominee? Nominee?"

    January 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  832. SE CAINES

    I glad the Blago chronicles are over. Why did he not just make his speech today , make his political indictment of Illinois lawmakers and then resign reciting the final words of Invictus I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul. . Such hubris

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  833. John

    I think Americans and the rest of the world would like to hear about news that has some significance to our lives. This is not Franken, Coleman, Palin nor Blogojevich. None of these lesser lights will have an impact on what is important in our lives. Who cares about them!Nor is it whining abour not being able to film the second swearing of the President. Thank god we have gotten past this issue this week!Whatever happened to reporting truly significant issues.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  834. Anthony Ionno

    Sarah Palin needs to realize that she was selected as John McCain's running mate merely as a gimmick, and should stop taking herself so seriously. Now we have a political monster on our hands.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  835. John allen newman

    Jack. I could not agree with you more. The media has an unfortunate proclivity to satisfy its addiction to the dramatic and controversial. It is partly systemic. After all the journalistic reward structure is predicated upon "the good get", the "dramatic revelation" and God forbid, don't even mention when a story the reporter finds qualifies for "breaking news." Because so much is ratings driven, the real stories out there that truly effect peoples lives often falls into the trash can of journalistic irrelevance. How sad. As irritating as you can sometime come across, perhaps that's what we need at this time in history, someone who will care enough to aggravate and irritate the news system to remind them that it is not just about a great story, but what makes a real difference in peoples lives.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  836. Dennis Duty, Louisville Mississippi

    Jack
    I am as tired of hearing about these people as I am hearing the republicans fuss about the stimlus package, Sara Palin needs to stay in Alaska, Coleman and Fraken needs to just get in a ring and let the best man win, and the rebublicans need to come up with a different plan or package if they don,t like Obamas. and here is why NOT ONE PERSON ! NOT ONE has come up with a DIFFERENT SOULTION

    The republicans refused to work with Pres. Obama and America has sees, If this plan works then the republicans party will be a endangered spesis much like some of the animals in Alaska

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  837. john barringer

    I totally agree that the media gets mired down on people like palin and blagojevich. Maybe it's easier to ramble on and on about them than to do their jobs and go out and cover real news stories. There is never a boring day in the news if reporters look for the real stories.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  838. John Shouse

    About Blagojevich, I compare him to a serial killer and where there is one there are more. He needs to be erradicated from American society.
    John Shouse SSN 519-48-2716

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  839. korveh, RI

    Jack, did you say tired? I am sick of these political jokes whose megalomania will not allow them to leave us alone.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  840. Kevin

    Jack,

    I agree with you 99%. Why you ask not 100%? It is because you gave Palin equal chance as Bugs Bunny of being the next President when indeed her chances are even lower for those chances deserve the old saying "when HELL freezes over"!

    She is so disqualified and overhyped! It is said that taxes and death are the only gaurantees in life however Sarah Palin at the top of the replublican ticket in 4 years presents another gaurantee and that is a LOSS.

    Welcome to an 8 year vacation!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  841. Marvin Livingston

    Very!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  842. Mike DePersia

    Blago? – Wanabe
    Coleman? – Moralist
    Franken? – Idealist
    Palin? – Good God! Really?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  843. Roy A Patchett

    Why do you care that Palin has a following. I think she scares you, little Jack. If a republican treated a dem. politician the way the left treats Palin you would be screaming bloody murder . Grow up jack and open your eyes at the real problems. If you need a hint it's goverment spending. Now go back to your worship of Obama. You nut job

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  844. Maria Endler

    The only news I would actually want to hear is that Palin was grabbed by a Polar bear, Tossed into the ocean and dragged to parts unknown by a Beluga whale!
    MeE
    Kaneohe, HI

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  845. Louise Chambers

    Thank you for asking, Jack. They are not news and you are giving them free publicity. Why not profile the scardey-cat companies who are firing people before they need to so they can make money form whom?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  846. kristin

    All three of them need to just go away. Palin needs to go back to her alaskian hunting life and leave the rest of normal people alone. As for the Gov of Ill, I am so sick and tired of seeing him in the papers and on the TV and everywhere I go I see this story being covered. Noone wants to hear his sad sop story. Who cares if he did somthing wrong... he can join the whole mess of wall street....

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  847. Bob miami, florida

    Yes, Jack, I'm sick of hearing about these people and their stories. I think Coleman is making an ass of himself by trying to hang on forever.

    Meanwhile, Palin is apparently smarter than she acts, making big bucks on books, interviews, etc. There's something pathetic about that too.

    I found a solution to the media blitz. I watch Hogan's Heros episodes during the news shows. Don't tell Wolf.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  848. Mary

    You should be talking about your boy the empty suit shes go more power than you you sexesit dikhead.I cant wait tell your sitting there like the old drunk you are when Oboma folds fuk off.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  849. David Touye

    Jack,

    I'm so tired of hearing about this 3 ring circus that I just block it out. Just a quick thought on the Stimulus package... Why doesn't the government stop charging us taxes on our wages for 2 years?? By doing this it would stimulate the economy and the next 2 years the government would have to do some budget tightening. It makes a lot more sense then the slap in the face stimulus check I'll recieve.

    Dave
    Calif.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  850. D'ANNE

    I am sick and tired of seeing and hearing palin blab on tv. Can someone please tell her the election is over. She has more to say now than when she was mccain's running mate. She should be spending more time with her kids and grand kids instead of trying to appeal to people with folly.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  851. Steve, Los Angeles

    Jack, I'm mega-tired! It's time we all turn our attention to the problems at hand, like producing jobs for out of work Americans. The people are too easily distracted, we need to focus on what's really important and could have lasting effects for yaers to come, the economy.

    Steve
    Los Angeles

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  852. demingcowles

    Let's see: Obama, Biden, Clinton, Daschle. Or Blagojevich, Palin, Colemen, Frankel. Pretty easy choice. It's about time we focus on the positive, what is necessary so that we can all get out of our current economic mire. What is it with Sarah Palin anyway? Call me when she comes up with a productive idea or an intelligent comment.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  853. Anonymous One

    At frist Palin ran for a particular party for a particular seat. Currently she's running for one seat for a party, which is Bridge to No Where. I vote for Cafferty, bringing back to the media solutions and not delusion to the public. Reforming news in 2009.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  854. Gale Rosen

    As for Norm Coleman do us all a favor and move to Illinois. I hear there is an opening for a governor.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  855. Andrew

    Hearing about Sarah Palin is like that bad joke your friend always tells. Amusing at first, sad and pathetic, and it gets old fast,.....really fast.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  856. Ronnie

    Yes, yes, yes, and......yes!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  857. Jon (Austin, TX)

    Tired of: E) All of the above
    At least today the Illinois senate put Blagojevich out of office and hopefully out of our media. As for Palin, I would like to see her make an appearance on 'Are you smarter than a 5th grader?'. The sad thing is there are so many Americans that really believe she is the future of this country. I live in Texas and believe me, there are plenty of those people here. The only other Palin news I would be amused to watch would be a political debate between Palin and Hillary Clinton.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  858. Dan J

    The only one I'm tired of Jack is you and your old alcoholic smoke face pushing your opinions on us. I suppose if it was up to you all the media would talk about is how much it wants to blow Obama like you do. Go on another bender you drunk. Put this one on TV I dare ya, ya coward.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  859. Catwoman Texas

    We can all use a little soap opera now and then. Let's face it, CNN has been more exciting than the E channel for the past year. I love it! When I found something more important than the Young and the Restless and the Bold and the Beautiful, I turned to that. I gather CNN will do the same in due time!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  860. Laura Tellado, 22 years old

    As a first-time voter in the presidential election, I have been constantly keeping a watchful eye on the news, and, yes, inevitably, I have had it with these clowns.

    Blagojevich, especially, is a shame to so many good Liberals. Somebody yank the soapbox from under his feet!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  861. Marvin Livingston

    Very!

    Torrance, Calif.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  862. Herschel

    Jack

    I wish you would smile and be more happy. I usually have a great day until I see your part of CNN. I think I am getting more tired of you than what is reported on the news. Have a good day.

    Herschel

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  863. h.d.

    i'm more tired of seeing sec.clinton, i like to know ,what in the hell was she doing at the obama news conference signing into law the discrimination act, shouldn't she be somewhere out of this country, it seems she wants to follow obama ,just to stay notice in the news.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  864. Janine

    Thank you Mr. Cafferty. I am very tired of hearing about Rod Blagojevich and Sarah Palin and totally annoyed that many in the media keep playing their songs. Sarah Palin was extremely unqualified, which was clearly demonstrated by her own actions and words, and now that the campaign is over, please let live out the rest of her days in Alaska looking out her porch at Russia rearing its head. This is a case where the media helped to make a person who otherwise would have been unremarkable.

    As for Rod Blagojevich, his appearances on just about every network and cable news program were pitiful displays of electronic sensationalism only meant to attract viewers. Any show who had him lost sight of their soul and their journalistic mission for those moments. And, Blagojevich was laughing all the way to the huge side-show he had mustered up.

    I don't think there is any loss to the public interest to let these two characters get off the stage.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  865. Paula, Maryland

    Thank you Jack. You say what I am sitting in front of my TV and screaming. ENOUGH. Get on with the news that IS of importance and we need to hear about

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  866. Florent

    Jack,

    CNN has been milking the Blagojevich and other tabloid politics stories just like every other media outlet. You rightly can tell us how miserable his performance was on various talk shows; truth is, CNN opened his door for him too on Larry King. As an enabler, CNN is ill-positioned to even criticize Blagojevich despite his unjustifiable behavior.

    The question is not whether we are tired of hearing about him or others but why we have to subjected to those stories in the first place!

    F.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  867. Val

    I'm addicted to CNN, but these names make me want to switch the channel. And that's pretty serious.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  868. Marcella

    Yes I'm sick of all these people and I'm especially sick of the
    media that crams these people down our throats. ESPECIALLY
    Campbell Brown and her raging hormones!! What a turn coat!!
    Report the Real new PLEASE!
    Marcella , South Carolina

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  869. luke

    oh ya i think bugs bunny has a better chance!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  870. Teresa

    I really don't know how much longer I can watch stations that air anything about these people. NO MORE interviews with Sarah Palin please. I do not care what she is doing as long as she does it in Alaska. I would like to add one more person to the list, JOE THE PLUMBER, OMG I can't hardly stand it.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  871. Glenda

    Very tired. California

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  872. Eric

    Im 21 years old, got laid off last month and still cant find a job. About time someone stood up and asked the simple question, who cares about Blago and Palin. Great for palin to start her dreams of being president, not. The fact of the matter is, we could in 6 months be in the biggest economic crisis this nation has ever seen. But thank god 80% of the news coverage is about DICK and JANE trying to stand out as our nation goes down the crapper. Id rather someone get to the bottom of how this nation is getting back on track. Not the Political leaders with an IQ of 100 or less. Thanks!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  873. Lana Foster

    You expressed my feelings exactly. I don't care how anyone dresses in politics, and I've seen enough of Sarah Palin in particular to last through several lifetimes. Not only am I sick of the constant coverage of trivialities in times when so many things are going terribly wrong, I'm also really disgusted with the news media for giving such heavy emphasis to fluff. I'm alarmed at this trend at CNN too, which I see as becoming more and more like a pseudo-serious version of Politico-Entertainment Tonight. I expect more and better of CNN. I hope your wake-up call to your industry results in more substantive focus on substantive issues.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  874. David Dial

    It makes me sick but what makes me even sicker is the extent to which the news media is abusing its responsibility to the democratic process. I am sick of the sensationalism. I'm sick of even the most insignificant of events being labeled epic in an attempt to stir up controversy. I realize that you guys need readers and listeners and viewers to survive in a competitive environment but even a first year journalism student knows that the job of the media is to report the news, not manufacture it.

    David...Canton, Ohio

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  875. tim sweeney

    Half the people alive today don't know that TV news used to be a one-hour evening news program. Period. Ted Turner created the concept of 24-hour news, which means the creature needs to be fed. The hours and minutes must be filled,which gives every "expert" with an opinion on anything and everything a chance for air time. The receptors (journalists/content managers) take it all in and spit it back out. And every over-sized ego with boob tube ambitions of any kind can find a home. The more outrageous,the better.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  876. daniel mulieri

    the talk about them is annoying. Didn't we have enough with all of the caos ill. Finally he's out Blegojevich get over it!! Palin's just creating a show to keep her 15 minutes of fame .

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  877. Darline

    Thank you! I am very tired of hearing about these people. I change the channel at the mention of their names as well as the name of that other guy. You know...the one on the radio who is said to have some 20 million followers and hopes President Obama loses without regard to how such a lost would affect all Americans, or the world. Where is the sanity in all of this?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  878. gladys spriggs

    I am very, very, very sick of hearing about that whole bunch! Particularly Sarah Palin! gladys

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  879. margaret

    Jack

    Tired is not the word. I am weary.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  880. Dick, Iowa

    I'm almost as tired of them as I am of the Republicans
    telling America that MORE tax cuts is the way to
    stimulate the economy.
    Is there no one with a memory good enough to
    realize that Bush gave huge ones to the "Big
    Money Boys" year ago. If that was the solution,
    America's economy would be flying high by now.
    Are the Republicans that stupid, or do they hope
    the people of this country are?????

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  881. Allen from Massachusetts

    Jack, make them go away! I cannot listen to Blago or Palin for another second. Does the media really think we care about these losers?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  882. Karen Corcoran

    Jack –

    With all of the depressing news lately, I find myself laughing hysterically when a story pops up about Blagovich, Palin, and the other two clowns. So I can't really say I'm tired of hearing about them since I enjoy watching all of them making complete fools of themselves. And I am not the type of person to laugh at other people or their lack of social graces, but they all far exceed ridiculous. None of them should be in public office.

    Karen from Virginia

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  883. christine cape coral, florida

    about as tired as hearing your ego-inflated voice.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  884. Janet Anderson-Hinojosa

    Yeah Jack, I'm with you and am sick to death hearing about all of them! Especially Sara Palin! The election's been over for months- why the heck is anyone still interested in this woman? The only one I might miss just a little is Rob. Only because his rhetoric was so entertaining between the poetry and the cowboy stories, you almost couldn't wait to hear what he would come out with next. He was definitely good for a laugh!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  885. Mari - Windy Indy

    Regarding the Palin-Blago-Franken subject and the rest of the basket of fools.......AMEN, Jack! The only people who aren't tired of it are DEAF. I think we should send that empty-dress across the waves to assist her friend Putin....although in this blustery winter weather she may not still be able to see his house and get lost, so we'd better buy her a ticket. You and I can split that cost – ONE WAY.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  886. Roger

    I have found over time that most if not all elected officials egocentric. Perhaps you must feel that way to get to where you want to go.....the public dole.

    Roger
    California

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  887. Fish god Las Vegas,Nv.

    I care so littie that my TV has been shut off for the last 2 wks. Turned it on this morning to CNN my answer to you is there is still to much news about these idiots I'm turning it off again.Stupidity still has sway on the media.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  888. brian phillips

    Jack I would crawl through 10 miles of pig crap & broken glass to have some one tell me these names were a figment of my imagination. I am so sick of them. Know what I mean?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  889. kevin, east chicago, IN.

    Blago and Sarah are so tired to the American Public that we change the channel when they come up! Please Cable networks find something else that will make all of us feel sick as well as laugh! Give me a break with a person that has not even a remote chance becoming President and someone that lost his Gov"s seat the moment US Attorney Fritzgerald revealed those phone taps! C-mon Cafferty, help us out.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  890. Alex

    It's amazing how much we focus on these people. An extra in a blockbuster movie got more screen time than Palin did during her campaign, and probably contributed to the overall project about the same. We wouldn't give the crazy guy on the corner any airtime, so why do we give so much to the former governor? It's time to let these "stories" die with what little dignity they had to begin with.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  891. Gene

    Jack, with all day coverage the media needs "fillers" and the names you mentioned appear to relish thier fame . . . even when its done in a biting way. Can we put a limit on the number of times a station is free to mention a name in any given time period. For example, if one is under criminal indictment, one each decade.

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  892. Nate from Minneapolis

    Coleman is the worst of the bunch. In November, he called for Franken to be the bigger man and concede. Now that it's come out that Franken probably won, he's pushing a petty lawsuit that local news has equated the likelihood of victory to pulling a rabbit out of a hat. Coleman is a slime ball and has to go. He lost the gubernatorial race to Jesse Ventura. He only won his senate seat because of Senator Wellstone's untimely election-season death. He's now lost THIS election and he's just wasting money, time, and denying the people of Minnesota half their senatorial representation while being a hypocrite all at the same time. He needs to eat his words, be the bigger man, and walk away from this race so that he can lose to the next entertainer who bests him in an election.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  893. Ron NIcholson

    Jack, you are right, the media just can't let go of some of these yahoo pretenders who run for public office. As a Canadian snowbird in Florida, and a regular viewer, I cannot believe the sorry state of US politics. God fiorbid if Sarah Palin even made it to Vice President., she has no clue what id happening in the world and I would be willing to bet that as a tourist from another country I had visited more US. states than her prior to her so called campaign. The scary part there is a whole group of right wing neo cons who will support her, hopefully not enough. Unless things improve in the US political system, it will be a long time before America is in control, they have to begin at home

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  894. Star in Maryland

    Is there absolutely no news in the world that the media must play Blah, Blah, Blah, Blagojevich and all the others non-stop? I am so tired that I make Rip Van Winkle look alert zzzzzzzzzzzz……….

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  895. Linda from Washington DC

    Sick enough to weep uncontrollably if I didn't have the where-with-all to tune them out by tuning the main stream media off.
    However, I must confess that I am beginning to find Palin very entertaining and she does amuse me in small doses. She is quite hilarious if you watch her with the controls on "mute".

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  896. Diane Zimberoff

    Honestly, if I NEVER heard the names of Sarah Palin, Blago-Whatever-his-name-is or Al (Dog-gone-it-I'm good) Frankin, that would be too soon! One more that you left out is Rush Limbo. Your competing network, MSNBC has had way TOO much to say about that Jack-a–!
    Instead of wasting air-time on all these "losers" I prefer the Good News like Anderson did on HEROS. It could be called Neighbor-to-Neighbor and show inspirational stories of how people are helping each other during these hard times.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  897. Johannathan

    Eight months ago no one outside of Alaska ever heard of Sarah
    Palin.What does Americans think of an novice politician that has
    the exprtise of an otter.People here can swayed by anything that
    the media or the Republicans think of .To speak this woman's
    name in the same catagory of Mrs.Clinton is an disgrace to the
    American people.TIRED OF HER IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT
    OF UNLIMITED PROPORTIONS.BUT BY THE WAY WE JUSTGOT
    RID OF AN ANOTHER BRAIN SURGEON FROM THE REPUBLICAN
    PARTY.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  898. Cheryl, Cocoa Fl

    That's why I bought my DVR. Tape it, watch it, and skip everything you're sick of!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  899. Kat

    Actually it gives me a little chuckle during my day to watch Sarah Palin or the now impeached governor plead their cases on why we should care. I don't, but it still makes me laugh while I look for a job. It seems like a lot of drama queen b.s. in a time when people are going through real drama in their real lives like trying to pay their monthly bills.

    Kat
    Montreal

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  900. Marianne/Shreveport LA

    Jack – I can't agree with you more. It amazes me that the newstations I consider to have "intelligent" reporting actually reports on these folks. I don't watch Entertainment Tonight, or any other of its type. I certainly don't want to see serious reporting looking more and more like entertainment stations.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  901. Don Slaughter

    "Tired" is but one of the descriptive adjectives that apply to my feeling about this subject. "Disgusted", Disappointed" are a few more. These are all typical of the media crime committed when congress (blackmailed by lobbyists) raped us on the Medicare prescription drug legislation. Remember? The news heads saturated the airways for weeks with the Abu Grebe scandal which took place almost a year before the media blitz. Not one word was reported about how medicare could not shop for better prices on precription drugs and would not be forced to pay ten times more for them that other agencies such as the Veteran's Administration.
    Par for the course there CNN .... EXCEPT for Lou Dobbs who 'sometimes' gets it right.
    Don in San Diego

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  902. Sybil from Marietta

    Fatiguee comme c'est pas possible! But you, Jack and CNN just keep the story on air... So are you going to stop reporting on it even if we all say we are tired?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  903. Joshua

    Jack, we all secretly love to hate these people. For those of us who pay more attention to what's going on in the world than to Gray's Anatomy, these are our TV characters, and we love watching all the crazy messes they get themselves into.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  904. Jim Lichtman

    While the media is pointing its laser-like attention on the unethical activities in Washington, Wall Street, etc., perhaps it's time to do a little in-depth analysis of their own ethical standards.

    While Blagojevich is treated like a rock-star by The View, Good Morning America and Larry King, Rush Limbaugh, America's self-annointed demagogue, is given Op-Ed space in the Wall Street Journal for his stimulus "stunt," and interviewed like a financial genie on CNBC.

    My question to you, Jack is this: When did the media turn into another episode of that tabloid show TMZ... and when will it return to something resembling normacy?

    Jim
    Santa Barbara, CA

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  905. Amed

    Jack,

    Please keep on showing us these entertainments. If you guys are tired to broadcast anything about Sarah Palin and Blagojevich, please do not disconnect them from the cnn politics viewer. Just let DL Haughly keep them on his show. This way at least they will remain on cnn political scenes...

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  906. Scott D.

    Its a sad day in America when a corrupt politician, two cry babies, and a woman who has NO business in politics are taking time away from the REAL concerns of our nation. Who cares about these weak politicians who have the respectibility of Wyle E. Coyote and Yosemite Sam, but all stink like PePe LePew!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  907. Mike

    Rod Blogojevich is history, he has shown his arrogance comes from his ignorance. Maybe he can get a job repairing the infrastructure.

    Norm Coleman or Al Franken, how many times do they have to count the ballots? Franken won by a slim margin, but he won, it is over, move on, quit holding up the business of the country over partisan interest.

    Sarah Palin should buy spot lights, put one in her office, and one at home, so she can receive the spot light attention she is addicted to. Or, perhaps enter a beauty contest again, losing maybe it will deflate her ego back to reality so she can continue to wave at, and watch Russia!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  908. Albert G. Davis.Jr

    Thanks for saying it for us. Our time for on air news is too valuable,they are not news worthy.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  909. Julie Feldman

    I can't tell yoiu how tired I am of the "featless foursome"!! I must admit, though, that we did get some amazing comic mileage out of a couple of them...I'm particularly fond of Tina Fey's Palin. The really scary and unfortunate thing about it is that this is REAL American politics and not a sitcom. And another thing....someone should do something to shut up that ego maniac, drug addicted bag of hot air, Linbaugh the Schoolyard Bully. O.K., I'm through for the moment.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  910. Red, Brooklyn, NY

    Jack, are they looking for brain donors or live test dummies for the auto industry? If they are, I've got a few, that is 4, volunteers lined up!
    The answer to your question is yes! That's if you didn't get the idea of who those 4 volunteers are...

    Thanks Jack...

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  911. Andy

    Actually, I enjoy a little humor in the news every so often. Idiots like Blogo are good for a laugh while comedians like Al Franken have lost their appeal long ago. Coleman is doing just what the Dems did in Florida 'count EVERY vote, twice if necessary'. Again good comedy. And the best for last; Listening to you shoving your bias into your show is the funniest of all. True its your show and I can switch away any time I like – in fact I will!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  912. Devin

    Having grown up most of my life in Minnesota I have to agree that our creditability in elections and politics is worth little to none. Franken and Colemen is all I hear all day. Just make up your minds and someone concede and give me a state that can find it way out of a paper bag. Perhaps Blagojevich can run for governor in Alaska once Sarah Palin decides to head up her political action committee.

    Devin Minnepolis

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  913. James R. Wade

    Jack,

    You should of added Ted Haggard to your list. I am tried of all of them.

    J

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  914. Counts

    Thank you Mr. Cafferty regarding your comments about Sarah Palin; yes, yes, yes, I'm tired of hearing about her.
    Now that Gov. Blagojevich has been removed from office, hopefully this story is will soon fall by the wayside. I am, however, still interested in the results of the Minnessota Senate election; because it will effect the votes in the Senate. I think Coleman should do what he asked Franken to do immediately after the election (concede).

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  915. Jared Hoke

    I like you, Jack, but you just stepped in it.
    News media create their own firestorms, a fact underlying the time-tested wisdom of never picking a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel. Better to let those like Palin have enough rope to hang themselves with. It worked with General MacArthur and with Joe McCarthy; it'll work again. As for Minnesota (my state), yes, we hired Jesse Ventura, and you know what? He (mostly) did a very good job. Illinois should be so lucky. We'll get this senatorial selection straightened out. In the meantime, our politics remain cleaner than most. America should be so lucky.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  916. Randy Zelin

    If you are comparing A Sarah Palin To Buugs Bunny and keep trying to disgrace her. You are making a fool of your self / No wonder your ratings are so bad!!!!!!!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  917. Joan in Canada

    I totally agree with your comments Jack on Palin and the three other stooges.

    In all my almost 70 years I have never heard or seen such a load of uneducated idiots vying for a position in the political arena.

    The best thing that has happened in the States is the Presidency being won by Obama. With him in office there is still a chance that the States could end up actually looking good to the rest of the world once more.

    The media should begin to spend more time on important news. Palin and stooges are not worth spending air time on.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  918. Kelly H. Nashville, TN

    Words cannot describe how tired I am of hearing about these people. They all have their own stories, but they have been talked to death. They are a flash in the pan for the most part, and I for one, have heard enough.

    Let's talk about more important stuff...like how we can get this country back in shape economically.

    Kelly H.
    Nashville, TN

    January 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  919. Carol

    Wow, I never thought I would hear someone from the media saying this, but the first time I rememer feeling this exact same way was when the Donald and Ivana divorced. Our airwaves are full of nonsense to fill up 24 hour broadcasts with nothing but a barrage of words.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  920. Patty

    Thank you for saying what I have been feeling for so long. If I would have said it myself, those around me would have said "who cares?" The news repeats information over and over as if there is no other news to report. My T.V. is shut off when I say to myself "who cares."

    January 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  921. Jeff

    Well Jack, Blago is history, Coleman and Franken can't seem to dish out in their differences with the election results, however, they should really dish it out at Wrestlemaina and finally, Sara Palin can't seem to get her party of five into a media circus without a PAC and for better or worse can we have a media circus somewhere else instead of these clowns?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  922. travis w majzner

    Mr. Cafferty,

    I usually agree with your opinions and this time is no exception. These issues are tired at best. However, here in the Great State of Minnesota, we are very dedicated to decency and legitimacy. Sorry we didn't choose one of your cardboard cut-out politicians in one of our elections but how dare you insult our electoral credibiltiy because of that or because we are following the process neccessary to make sure the right man gets the job. Who are you to mock an entire state? Maybe there is something to this New York Elitist argument!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  923. Brandi from Chicago

    Haha! I love you Jack Cafferty. I'd high five you if I could. Keep fighting the good fight.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  924. Kevin Kimmel

    These four remind me of those cans dragging, making all that noise, on the back of a car with "Just Married" on it. Well, we all know what happens to the cans when the Honeymoon is over; discarded never to be seen again. By the way Jack, if you don't stop talking about them, I'll stop watching you too! By the way, I am a Republican, I like Sarah and I kind like you too.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  925. Allen in Hartwell GA

    Jack, Al Franken is my buddy and I wish him all the best as senator from Minnesota. As for those others, I've just heard the last of Blog-of-hair or whatever from Ill., and hopefully the others will fade back into the shadows.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  926. Mike Nwajei

    Tired? Bored-tired would be a better word! I wish someone would put them (Sarah & Rod) in a straight jacket, tape their mouths and store them somewhere the sun doesnt shine – for a 1000 years please!!!

    Mike Nwajei
    Port Harcourt
    Nigeria

    January 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  927. Robert Martin

    This news is the kind that makes you think, "outrageous!" I guess there is really no end to the extend of incredulity when it comes to political figures and corporate compensation to the inneffective and even disastrous CEO's. The bonuses for the wall street bankers that failed in every way and now are in line for our tax dollars really take the cake!

    Bush and Cheney should have spent their last days calling these jokers and telling them that the public wants their money back or we will come looking for it!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  928. Richard, Brooklyn NY

    Seriously....

    Franken = New Jerry Sienfeld

    Colemen = New Kramer

    Blogojevich = New George Castanza

    Palin = New Elaine

    NBC HAS A NEW HIT WITH THESE FOUR.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  929. ALLAN HORN - ST. PETERSBURG, FL

    Dear Jack...

    Frankly, I'm more sick of Boehner, Pelosi and Reid than I am Franken and foe.

    As a voter, I voted for Obama because I wanted HIS plans enacted, NOT Boehner's, NOT Pelosi's, and NOT Reid's.

    Maybe these idiots should take another look at the crowds that showed up in D.C. for the inauguration before they start feeling all powerful. Those crowds were for OBAMA, not for them.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  930. Ann Marie Hegy

    Actually, I'm more tired of listening to your negative comments. I'm hoping you will go to a very high cliff accompanied by Keith Olbermann and Bill O'Reilly and all jump off together.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  931. Angela Silva

    As a woman I am embarrassed that Sarah Palin came that close to becoming our vice-president. She doesn't even read newspapers, or speak in full sentences, sounds like George W. in a skirt, except a little nicer looking. Every time she winked during the debate I wanted to vomit and personally I feel she set women back a good ten years. Luckily Mrs.Obama has true class, intelligence, beauty, and having her in the white house cancels Palin out completely. I can guarantee the Obama daughters won't be knocked up at 17. The thought of Palin running against Obama, makes me crack up. I truly hope she does, because we could definitely use 8 years of Democratic rule and not ever go back to the cowboy/hockey mom morons that shouldn't be even raising children much less running our country...

    January 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  932. Geri Christensen

    Jack, as long as the media continues to "publish" pablum for the masses, i.e., soap operas created by media-manipulating, mediocre wannabes, we will never resolve the crises suffocating this country.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  933. nate from clementon NJ

    jack it has become somewhat of a bore as well as obnoxious constantly being reminded of this gang of four.at least we are now free from the cartoonish antics of governor Blagojavich but i think sarah palin may be with us for a while.the GOP needs her (lol). I think bugs bunnyh may have a greater chance at being president.it is sad that our political process had to be exposed to such nonsense. say it aint so joe!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  934. Michael Lamb

    Mike, From Alaska , The Last Frontier . No matter what you think , Gov. Palin has more ethics , Not sure if i spelled it right , But I know She has more of it . And for your opinion , Everyone has one . Even Gov. Sara Palin .

    M Lamb Fairbanks, Heart of the Interior.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  935. Allen Corson

    Who????

    January 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  936. Tim Stewart

    It's time to swear Franken in as Minnesota's junior senator and give Norm Coleman a pacifier. Illinois has removed Blogojevich from office and the the talking heads need to realize it's time to move on. As for Sarah Palin, she's so close to Russia I think we need to give her a sailboat and point her in that direction.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  937. Chuck-North Dakota

    i'm so sick of these & many others the news agencies in this country have put on a pedastal that i'm about to take all news stations off my viewing list. just once i'd like to see the news about "real" people & the hardships they've been put through because of these "low-lifes" it's time the news agencies started working with the majority of the people & not the sickening few!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  938. Richard

    Jack...do you promise that Sarah Palin has as much chance as running for pres. as Bugs Bunny????? After all voters in Chicago elected that cartoon character twice !!! Hopefully we really have heard the last of her.

    Richard
    Charlotte NC

    January 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  939. Bell

    unrelated topic-The Republican senators must represent states that have good roads, good schools, good bridges, good health care and no job loss. There state dosen' t need the stimulus package.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  940. James Raftery

    The only thing I know about Sarah Palin is that her new son-in-law's mother is highly invested in crystalmeth lab's. What a country.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  941. lyle lenkart

    i live in springfield. il...i think i can speek for most, if not all...we are disgusted with the x-gov...and in answer to your question...all of it...

    as the govener was impeached...it started snowing...i say, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.....

    lyle lenkart
    springfield. il

    January 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  942. max

    Someday, you'll be thankful for Sarah Palin. Frankly, the one I'm tired of hearing is - you, Mr. Caffert,y, the "comic relief"" of CNN! Bugs Bunny would certainly make a better reporter than you!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  943. Caleb

    Jack,

    Apparently, you have a bone to pick with Minnesota as well. Who cares about our election process? Well, you're still talking about it. Perhaps, you should take your own advice and move on. But, what do I know? I'm just one of millions of Minnesotans that "have no credibility". Get real.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  944. Carol Schmid

    I'm not only sick of Palin, Francken, etc., I am sick to death of all politicians! Every election they talk about bipartiship...bull on that!
    "I'm a Republican, so I won't vote for anything a Democrat wants" & vice versa. It's time we got some real patriots in office. Also some honest people as CEO's of large companies. Why
    in the world does ANYONE need billions of $'s to live on? This country is going into free fall thanks to greedy, greedy people. I'm 76 years old and losing hope of seeing an honest government of the people, for the people. Why we didn't vote everyone out of office & start over, I'll never know!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  945. Noreen Shibata

    Jack,
    Exactly, who cares! I think Sarah Palin should start reading some books on American and World History and maybe learn something.

    Noreen
    Hawaii

    January 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  946. tammy george suffolk, va

    ALL of the media coverage of these people is sounding a lot like Charlie Brown's teacher....whaa, whaa, whaa, whaa, whaa.... And Bugs can count on my vote!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  947. Elizabeth, Chicago

    Bye Bye Blago! As for Palin...I don't know what scares me more, the fact that she's a product of the American education system, that an entire political party allowed her to come within 3,000 miles of D.C., or that 46% of voters approved of her "setting the agenda in the Senate." Please CNN, stop feeding her hunger for fame!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  948. BALA

    It is disgusting.Media have many many important matters to discuss.

    Chennai.INDIA

    January 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  949. Karen Moman

    Runny mouth Rob got the "bob."
    Palin keeps failin'
    Where is Graig when Franken needs a spankin'
    Coleman needs to eat to look like a wholeman
    Yes, my ears are tired of these clowns

    January 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  950. Phillip Brand

    Almost as sick as I am of seeing Robert Gibbs every morning when I wake up.

    I'm actually starting to warm up to the little pink pig.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  951. Angela

    How much do you get paid to think up these questions? I'll do it for less and never mention these names or several others again. Can we talk about real issues?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  952. Malcolm Canada

    Extremely tired of hearing, seeing and listening to CNN's reporting on Palin. She was an embarassment to the United States – never mind the fact that she could have been a heart beat from the Presidency. Governor Rod Blagojevich is history now and so should coverage of him. The Franken/Coleman saga shows the farce that elections can become.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  953. Kaz Caan

    Jack,
    Off course – we are very tired of it. Can some please press the "Go Away" button – You know, like staples Easy button. Please!

    Caan,
    Columbus, OH

    January 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  954. Walter

    I agree with your comments. Move on to something we care about. I would actually prefer Bugs bonnie to Sarah Palin.
    On another note I am very concerned re the CEO's and their deputies grabbing huge bonuses. What are they saying. Perhaps they believe the mess we are in (world wide) is much bigger than all of us, so they are grabbing what theycan and will get the hell out because they will probably be fired anyway.

    Walter
    Oakville Ontario Canada

    January 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  955. Miriam Kebrom

    I am pretty sick and tired these old bags.They need to stop living the past and get on with the cold hard thuth that they're old news that no body wants to hear about . They must be pretty pathetic to get some attention. We should let the devil just handle the rest of the pathetic lifives!!!!!!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  956. Marianne

    Jack – I couldn't agree with you more! "serious" news stations are sounding more and more like Entertainment Tonight – programs such as that I refuse to watch. There's much more going on in our country and the world than these fools!

    Shreveport LA

    January 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  957. mike ashton

    The only way we are going to get rid of these clowns in politics is to not cover them at all.Let the tabloids like Fox News do what they all do best....COVER NON NEWS WORTHY HAS BEENS, who just won't go away!!! I love a good human train wreck myself,thank youSarah Palin.But her 15 minutes were up the day John McCain lost!!!
    Didn't she get the memo?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  958. LJW from Tulsa, Oklahoma

    One would think they would realize their 15 minutes of fame is in the past. Yet the media continues to bring them up ...as if we need a reminder. It's like the winter of 2007 ice storm. We lived through it ,cleaned up the mess... but we are still paying for a flux of nature.Did we not learn anything?

    January 29, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  959. Randy Young

    In my youth I spent many an afternoon watching local Chicago television and loving the most famous clown in the world. The Bozo Show drew millions and we all waited years for show tickets. If, in my mind, I added the orange hair, big shoes and red rubber nose I saw little difference in yesterday's TV appearances. I can't help but believe we have tarnished the memory of a great clown! .

    January 29, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  960. Stephen Inskeep

    I do not care to here about Sarah Palin's PAC, her dreams at best
    are four years away. I live in Texas not Minnisota so the Colman
    Franklin debacle is of no interest. It is amazing in this age of
    technology we can not counjt ballots, the problem is human
    intervention. Blagojehvich did himself in much like Wall Street
    gurus, obsessed iwth greed. We need to focus on what is right with this country and not wallow in what is wrong. If you want to feel bad about things just watch the news, generally negative.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  961. Darryl of Baltimore

    Send Palin and the rest of their crew sailin' and bring on Bugs Bunny cause he's Funny

    January 29, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  962. giak

    The stimulus package is goig to put the nail in the coffin on the dollar. Done, look for a tottal colapse. I'm very angry a what jack said about minesotta voters, about their credebility beign gone because they voted for Jesse Ventura. This is downright brainwashing, anyone standing for the people like Dr. Ron Paul, make them look crazy!!!! The people need to decide, not you CNN. I will get my news from somewhwre else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  963. KLB in Columbus, Ohio

    I'm getting very tired of them. Just outst Blagojevich, hand Coleman a clue, put Franken in Congress, and bury Palin in an igloo already.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  964. Donna

    I wish Blago, Palin and Limbaugh would go away. I'm sick of hearing about all of them!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  965. Craig

    I’ll never get tired of hearing about them if it means you are going to slag them off it makes me laugh. I wish you still debated with “the best political team on television” I miss your opinions and how you just tell it like it is.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  966. Jane from Iowa

    This is what makes politics interesting, to me. It's like the dirt and gossip some people love to read about the celeberitys in National Enquirer. But here lately, this political stuff is getting really juicy. I soak it up like a sponge.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  967. jebirch

    It amazes me to hear you go on so. Can it be that with Obama in office you guys are worried about keeping your jobs unless you kiss some behind? Why is it that there has been a significant increase in black reporters called upon to deal with the issues addressed on CNN? I can't understand why you don't have a "Hallelulah Chorus" in the background each time Obama addresses the nation.

    January 29, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  968. Allen Corson

    Who????

    Allen Corson
    Grand Forks B.C
    Canada

    January 29, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  969. Bernie in Nashville

    Thank you Jack! I am soooo tired of hearing about Sarah Palin! Keeping her in the news is an eery reminder of how ignorance, fear and divisiveness was being perpetuated by Palin and the GOP party!

    People who want to hear that kind of outdated thinking can tune in to FOX news!

    Keep up the good work Jack!

    January 29, 2009 at 6:23 pm |