The Ed Show | October 19, 2011
SCHULTZ: In my Playbook tonight, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is back down in the single digits in the presidential polls. But she still has at least one very enthusiastic fan.
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: Wayne Newton . Tell me, listen, it looks like you are on a date.
WAYNE NEWTON, SINGER: I will support this beautiful lady as long as she wants to go.
VAN SUSTEREN: What do you --
BACHMANN: That's pretty good, don't you think, Greta ?
VAN SUSTEREN: That is pretty hot.
SCHULTZ: Just how hot was it? Bachmann spent the entire interview snuggled under Wayne Newton 's armpit. And then Mr. Las Vegas headed for first base.
VAN SUSTEREN: Thank you to both. And good luck to both of you.
WAYNE: Thank you very much . And thank you for allowing me.
BACHMANN: Thank you. Thank you.
SCHULTZ: Yowza. Now in slow motion replay, can we go to the videotape. Yes, we can. Michele Bachmann seemed to flinch a little there, before she got her ready for TV smile right back on. But the congresswoman is no stranger to awkward public displays of public affection. She has experience here. After the 2007 State of the Union Address , Bachmann kept a death grip on George W. Bush 's shoulder until he let her plant a wet one on him. Yes. Joining me now is comedian Lizz Winstead , co-creator of " The Daily Show ."
LIZZ WINSTEAD, COMEDIAN: My god. That was like the worst eHarmony commercial ever.
SCHULTZ: What do you make the of this love fest between Wayne Newton and Michele Bachmann ?.
WINSTEAD: You know, when you have to go home to Marcus at night, maybe it was a nice little change up. But I -- looking at Wayne Newton , it is -- first of all, I don't know what happened to -- he's a little surgeried out, which is kind of creepy. If you look at him, he kind of looks like actually somebody just took -- you know when you take the wax and you seal an envelope? They just kind of waxed his face out. But the little lady, I love this little lady. This little lady, I love this lady.
SCHULTZ: Here's a clip of Bachmann gushing over Newton last night.
VAN SUSTEREN: Going up and down the strip, getting other celebrities, congresswoman?
BACHMANN: Hey, why not? We will take support everywhere we can. It doesn't get better. This is a picture of America right here. This is like John Wayne , Wayne Newton . So I'm just thrilled.
SCHULTZ: John Wayne ? OK. Is Wayne Newton as good as it gets now for Michele Bachmann in this race.
WINSTEAD: You know what? It doesn't get better than Wayne Newton . John Wayne Newton Gingrich.
SCHULTZ: I hear that you have your own kind of run in with Wayne Newton .
WINSTEAD: I went to see Wayne Newton because, of course, I'm a big fan, in Vegas . And I was the youngest person there by about 40 years. And he does a thing where he does Danke Schoen for about 20 minutes and goes into the audience and sings and kisses all the women, whether they like it or not . And he does that whole thing where he's like " Danke Schoen ," and then the people -- the band plays and he kisses women. He literally stared at my boobs for a minute, to the point where it was uncomfortable and he is like " Danke " -- I'm like Danke Schoen , dude, eyes up, eyes up. For one minute, my date is like he is really focusing on your rack. And I am like, yes, he really is. But now I see he has moved on to more powerful, sexy ladies like Michele Bachmann .
SCHULTZ: Lizz Winstead , always a pleasure. Good to have you with us.
WINSTEAD: Thanks, Ed.
SCHULTZ: Tea Party Congressman Allen West sounds off on Martin Luther King Jr. and the 99 Percent Movement . That's next. Stay with us.
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