December 3rd, 2008
03:14 PM ET

Does Gov. Rendell owe Gov. Napolitano an apology?

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/12/03/art.napolitano.ap.jpg caption="Rendell mused that Napolitano would be perfect as the head of the Department of Homeland Security because she has 'no life.'"]

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Ed Rendell is the governor of Pennsylvania. He's been in politics long enough that he should know you don't say stuff around an open microphone that can come back to bite you in your situation.

And if you're a male chauvinist you should be extra careful.

Yesterday Rendell was commenting on the nomination of Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano to be the head of the Department of Homeland Security. There was an open microphone nearby and we were treated to Rendell's musings that Napolitano would be perfect for the job because she has "no life." She has "no family." She can work 20 hours a day protecting the homeland.

These are the mutterings of a moron. CNN's Campbell Brown wrote a commentary in which she asked if Michael Chertoff, the current head of Homeland Security or Tom Ridge, the first head of Homeland Security were hampered in the performance of their duties by the fact that both men are married and have children.

At the same time we move forward and elect an African-American president we have the governor of Pennsylvania dragging his sexist knuckles along the ground insulting a fellow governor.

Governor Rendell did issue a clarification today during a press conference on budget reductions. Rendell said what he meant to say was that Janet Napolitano is a person who works 24-7 just like him.

Here’s my question to you: Does Ed Rendell owe Janet Napolitano an apology for saying she has “no life?”

Interested to know which ones made it on air?


Filed under: Janet Napolitano • Transition 2008
December 3rd, 2008
03:11 PM ET

Chambliss Win: What does it mean for Palin?


Chambliss (right) said that Palin had a huge impact on his win. (PHOTO CREDIT: AP PHOTO)

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

So much for that filibuster-proof majority for the Democrats in the Senate. Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss won yesterday's run-off in Georgia. The best the Democrats can do now is 59 seats. The Minnesota race is still undecided. It was a much needed win for beleaguered Republicans coming off the beating they took on Election Day.

But perhaps the bigger story is Sarah Palin. The hockey mom-turned-Alaska governor-turned vice presidential candidate-turned national joke flew down to Georgia on Monday and campaigned for Chambliss to huge crowds at several events.

Chambliss said Palin had a huge impact on his win, "She came in on the last day, did a fly-around and, man, she was dynamite."

Palin's former runningmate John McCain also campaigned for Chambliss, as did former Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Rudy Giuliani.

But it was Palin who may have given Chambliss the push he needed to win.

Here’s my question to you: What does Saxby Chambliss’s win in Georgia mean for Sarah Palin who went there to campaign for him?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?


Filed under: Sarah Palin • Saxby Chambliss
December 3rd, 2008
03:03 PM ET

Auto Industry: What's the right answer?

 Click the play button to see what Jack and our viewers had to say.

Click the play button to see what Jack and our viewers had to say.

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Auto sales have hit new lows. Since November of last year, GM is down 41%, Ford is down 31%. It's not just the American automakers who are suffering. Toyota sales are down 34% and Honda is down 32%.

This news comes as the Big 3 make another plea to Congress tomorrow for a $34 billion dollar bailout.

Ford, which is asking for $9 billion, seems to be "getting it." Yesterday, the company said it would sell five of their corporate jets and cut its CEO's salary to $1.

Watch: Cafferty: Answer for Big 3?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says auto industry bankruptcy is not an option, and if the cash doesn't come from a new loan, the industry will get money from the $700 billion dollars already approved to rescue banks. I must have missed the part where they put Nancy Pelosi in charge of all this.

A CNN/Opinion Research Poll out today finds a majority of Americans, 61%, oppose a bailout of the auto industry and 70% say it's just not fair to taxpayers. They also don't think it will help the economy.

Here’s my question to you: When it comes to the auto industry, what's the right answer?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?


Filed under: Auto Industry