The Ed Show | January 03, 2011
>>> let's get rapid-fire response from our panel on these story tonight. an explosive new report from msnbc's jonathan alter reveals former president bill clinton is complaining about being disrespected by the obama administration. how big of a problem is this? president obama returns to washington tomorrow, and he's expected to make a decision soon on replacing chief economic adviser larry summers . some rumored candidates are way too close to wall street .
>>> and, finally, the navy is launching an investigation into an inappropriate videos made by a captain on a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. the video's contains homophobic remarks and lewd sexual behavior. nationally syndicated radio talk show host for america's morning news. here we go. jonathan alter is reporting in his book, "the promise" on the paperback edition, that there's a real tough rub going to, joe, between president obama and former president clinton and it's all over jobs because he sent a plan over there and it was never responded to for a number of weeks, and he felt really dissed about it, what do you know?
>> well, i don't understand bill clinton . he had his turn as president of the united states . i know the likes of valerie jared and others, i'm certain that they are going to look at the plan, but i honestly think that bill clinton should just simply cool out. it's really strange to hear him say how he's dissed by this president. he was sent to haiti. he had a great news conference that we all saw that was extremely important in the final lame-duck session so i just don't know where bill kplnt is. i think that he enjoyless the spotlight just a little bit too much and he's got to get used to not being president.
>> amy , does the president of the united states , president obama , need patch this up with the public, with the democrat, what do you think?
>> well, it might be helpful to patch it with bill clinton since bill clinton wants to go public with his complaints about president obama . i think bill clinton would do well to remember how much of a thorn in his side jimmy carpenter was, when jimmy carter was freelancing diplomacy while president clinton was president and did not appreciate it. i have to agree with joe. i think that bubba loves the spotlight. in fact he sends like glenn close "i will not be ignored. "like where is the boiling bunny.
>> i like bill clinton , i think that any advice that we can give is good for anybody.
>> but that's the point.
>> let's remember, ed, he's making his complaints public to undermine the current setting president. should get a lot more credit for as he does.
>> but, amy , george bush they don't evbegin to george bush in the republican advice. he's about as --
>> i love it.
>> who is dick cheney -- where is the dick cheney on the camera?
>> the reality is, ed, it's advice.
>> you either take it or leave it.
>> amy , who is the next best adviser for president obama on the economy in your opinion.
>> in my opinion i would like to see him put in a businessman. built a corporation with his own hands from the ground up. potentially a small business owner who turned it into a major, mega cormration. blanche lincoln the democrat from arkansas who was defeated this last december.
>> they are wall streeter.
>> she complained that in your cabinet there is not a single business
>> does he have to get away from wall streeter?
>> yes, yes, i'm telling you he should go from middle america where you're from and from where i'm from and this is where you find main street . not wall street . you know this guy, he selected, made $800,000 in 2008 . he's part of the freagin problem and i would say go to middle america , go to main street president obama . go to main street .
>> how about a community banker?
>> that would be good.
>> yes, exactly.
>> pick the best community banker or a team of community bankers, that would be the best way to go. all right the " uss enterprise ," i believe that it is. holy smokes . making these videos. amy holmes , do the republicans support the troops this one.
>> they support the troops, they do not support the leader who would make a video like this. this is his job to -- i think that it is unbecoming of an officer. i don't see him to be able to keep his job much longer. thoroughly disgusting. set aside bringing up the don't ask, don't tell issue, whatever your position is on this issue, you should be a person of dignity, leadership and respect and what he did was disgusting.
>> and yes, it should. and somewhere in the -- in the archives of history, you'll find officers that did the same thing when they brought women in, when they brought african-americans in.
>> this is totally unacceptable.
>> joe madison --
>> he should be dismissed.