Hardball | December 03, 2012
>>> back to "hardball." now to the "sideshow." at the kennedy center honors last night comedian ray romano paid tribute to david letterman but slipped in a bow to president obama .
>> you want to win the world series . do you quit, you're down one game to nothing. no, you keep going. you keep going. do you quit when you're down 1 - 0 in debates? no. no. you keep going.
>> that's true. this year's honorees included dustin hoffman , led zeppelin and more. and the president spoke to them at a white house reception and pointed out a hiccup in his own speech writing process.
>> we've got buddy guy sitting next to dustin hoffman . we've got dave letterman alongside one of the greatest ballerinas of all time, i don't think dave dances. i worked with the speech writers, there's no smooth transition from ballet to led zeppelin . of course, these guys also redefined the rock and roll lifestyle. we do not have video of this, but there was some hotel rooms trashed and mayhem all around. so it's fitting that we're doing this in a room with windows that are about three inches thick.
>> anyway, here is meryl streep by the way also in town for the event taking a picture of herself. here she is and secretary hillary clinton . bill clinton along others says said if there's a movie made by hillary clinton meryl streep should get the part.
>>> next, secretary who? at a u.n. event to benefit people with disantibiotics, john mccain took on the rumors of who will be the next secretary of state after an introduction from john kerry .
>> senator mccain .
>> thank you very much, mr. secretary.
>> kerry stepped up again after mccain but refused to bite on that one.
>> thank you very much, mr. president. this is what happens when you get two losers up here, folks.
>> that was a good line. kerry has been careful to stay clear of the public speculation about whom the president will actually pick to replace hillary clinton .
>>> also, ads governor jan brewer , she's a heavyweight, in a comment about global warming . she doesn't think it's man made, but her own explanation for climate change is rather lacking. here is what she told a local reporter.
>> everybody has an opinion on it, you know, and i probably don't believe it's manmade. i believe that, you know, weather and certain elements are controlled maybe by different things.
>> another pathetic comment by an enemy of science.
>>> up next, it sure looks like hillary clinton is running for president. we have the latest signs next.
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