Way Too Early | November 02, 2012
>>> top of the show the death toll from hurricane sandy stands at 94, one of the deadliest category 1 storm of a generation. more lives has been lost to hurricane sandy than any other category 1 hurricane since 1972 when hurricane agnes took 122 lives. the final death toll from hurricane sandy probably won't be known for weeks.
>>> as we've been talking about all morning, hurricane sandy has caused a computing nightmare for millions of new yorkers. how bad are things? steven colbert was forced to take public transportation .
>> mayor bloomberg 's letting only cars with three or more passengers cross the bridges and tunnels into manhattan. of course, normally it's just me and my driver hector. so this morning i had to -- sorry. i'm sorry. i'm sorry. it's hard to get out. this morning -- instead of going in hector's audi a8l with heated leather seats, i had to take the bus. yes. a public bus with the public in it. i couldn't find the seat warmers. i kept pulling on that string to call the stewardess, but nobody came. they never even pulled out the drink cart. come on, bloomberg! i know this is a once in a lifetime storm, but it's been two days. what's the hold up? how hard is it to drain seawater from 20 miles of subway tunnels? throw a few shamwows down there. we have the technology. please. god, please. don't make me call that bus with those people again. they wear denim. everywhere.
>> oh, the horrors of public transportation . early voting , as you know, has been a critical component of the obama re-election strategy. last night vice president joe biden stopped by "the late show " with david letterman with his top ten reasons to cast a ballot before election day .
>> vice president biden, take it away. number ten.
>> i'm not saying each early voter gets a free cheeseburger, but i'm not saying they don't either.
>> yeah, see. not saying they do. not saying they don't. number six.
>> if you vote early, you don't have to pay taxes. i'm sorry. i'm being told that's not accurate.
>> that's not accurate. number five.
>> single and looking to mingle? find that special someone on early voting line.
>> yeah, that's right. number four.
>> of course, there's the open bar .
>> that's right. the open bar . number three.
>> not exercising your right to vote is malarky. it's literally malarky.
>> okay. whatever you say. number two.
>> early voters will receive a $5 million donation from donald trump .
>> wow. wow. now we're talking. and the number one good thing about voting early, ladies and gentlemen .
>> honestly, don't you want this election over with already?
>> yes, we do.
>> four more days.
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