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Getting giddy on election night: Diane Sawyer

Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos on ABC News. CREDIT: AP

Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos on ABC News. CREDIT: AP

Pundits and top-drawer journalists were out in force pontificating last night for election night 2012. Karl Rove was losing his mind on Fox News. On CNN, John King was working his magic fingers on the magic board, down to the county. The MSNBC crew was partying it up.

But the one personality getting the most buzz this morning: Diane Sawyer.

A few times, a seemingly giddy Sawyer slurred her words and mispronounced others, with a few oddly placed pauses to make people think something was amiss. Someone quickly created a “drunk Diane Sawyer” on Twitter, where comments about her behavior proliferated. Singer Josh Groban noted on Twitter, “I’ll have what Diane Sawyer is having.”

Perhaps she was just tired.

“OK,” she said at one point at about 10 p.m.. “I wanna — can we have our music, because this is another big one here? Minnesota, we’re ready to project Minnesota, rrright now. … Well, tonight we know that President Barack has won Minnesota.”

And here’s Karl Rove questioning Fox News calling Ohio:

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sana

November 7th, 2012
11:57 am

You people have no life

November 7th, 2012
12:12 pm

Victor Hill is reelected and Obama wins after crushing our kids with 8 trillion in additional debt. As The Regular Guys said….this proves that reality is optional for 40% of the population. How true. It will come home to roost though and the Occupiers who are raiding the treasury will soon (like their fearless leader aka Santa Claus) will be unable to to blame anyone other than themselves. Diane might have the right idea.

mystery poster

November 7th, 2012
12:24 pm

@You people
I feel sorry for you, it must be tough going through life so angry and pessimistic.

Whatever

November 7th, 2012
12:24 pm

Whatever it was – she will probably blame Bush.

George Robinson

November 7th, 2012
12:28 pm

Well look on the bright side you won GEORGIA and i wonder how in the hell is this state a Republican state with all of the poor ass black and white people in it.CASE CLOSED

Hambone

November 7th, 2012
12:37 pm

Saturday Night Live is going to have fun with this one.

See no evil

November 7th, 2012
12:44 pm

@George Robinson – It’s a republican state because of all the ignorant rednecks that still permeate the entire state and other states too. You are right though sbout one thing, why would poor people support a party that cares nothing about them? Republicans are constantly reminded by talking heads such as Limbaugh that poor equates to lazy and uneducated. I don’t get why they would support that?

yellowdog

November 7th, 2012
12:46 pm

guess what? se is a great journaist and entitled to be ever such a bit tipsy……..up all night etc. get over it; i agree with person who said most of you angry and pessimistic havr it tough. sunshine; i america; livce with it

ExWKLS Employee

November 7th, 2012
12:49 pm

@youpeoplehavenolife,

Seriously, friend, if you are quoting The Regular Guys for insightful political analysis, you may want to take a look in a mirror before accusing others of “having no life.” I used to work with the Guys, and I can tell you that it’s an act specifically desgned to make money off of gullible, arch-conservative souls such as yourself.

Now I’m headng to the the store to get you a box of Kleenex.

Blossom

November 7th, 2012
12:53 pm

I hope all those swing states that voted for Obama get what they ask for because it is not going to be pretty. God help us get thru these next 4 years of per Hell.

SpellChecker

November 7th, 2012
12:56 pm

@Durrrrr,

It’s spell check, not speel check….

Yara Williams

November 7th, 2012
1:02 pm

To all the inappropriate comments…ignorance is curable!

Tired of fighting

November 7th, 2012
1:07 pm

I sat in a restaurant full of Georgian’s last night watching the returns and it seems the majority wanted Romney to win, and sadly for 1 reason only. They could not stand the thought of putting the “black” man back in the white house! It had nothing to do with politics. It was disgusting to listen to the talk and realize there are so many registered voters who are clueless about what they are voting for.
Before anyone goes off on me, I support/appluade anyone who goes to the polls and makes an informed decision, whichever way they vote.

know your facts

November 7th, 2012
1:08 pm

@ you people-dont get me wrong I voted Republican straight across but under Bush the debt double and increased as a percentage every year. Under Democratics (Clinton and Obama) the debt raise as a percentage has decreased. Need to know your facts before you speak. It is better to keep your mouth shut and look like an idiot than to open it and prove everyone that you are.

History Buff

November 7th, 2012
1:08 pm

@You People. Hey, how about doing a little research before you spout off. Bush raised the debt ceiling $4,899T during his time in office and Barack $4,936T. However, Bush DID NOT put the war in Iraq and Afganistan on the books. Barack did for transparency. Most of Barack’s debt has come from cleaning up Iraq and Afganistan as well as the bailouts. Where were your complaints about the debt then. When Jimmy Carter left there was only 1 trillion dollars in debt. Ronnie Reagan ran it up as did George Herbert. Clinton balance the budget and did not increase the debt when he handed it over to Dubya. Again, where was your outrage especially when we found out there were no WMD’s in Iraq?

Susan

November 7th, 2012
1:09 pm

This was the most important election of our lifetime!! I am a working middle class American and I am wondering how in the heck did we elect him for another term!! I am worried about the next 4 years and if we will still be a nation or will we be so in debt to a foreign nation that we are no longer the United States of America. Not all red necks are uneducated, I know alot of rednecks, they work, pay taxes, and help support our government. In the past, people supported democrats, but anymore the party isn’t as important as the person and what they stand for. We all need to be praying for all of our leaders. God Bless America!!

CHET

November 7th, 2012
1:11 pm

It’s Like Christmas didn’t come this year for some of you idiots, huh?! NOW you know what Nov. 2004 felt like!!! DEAL WITH IT!!!!!

gg

November 7th, 2012
1:12 pm

lol.. “per” hell? Speel check?

james

November 7th, 2012
1:15 pm

Well I hope the Obama folks are happy…
The rest of us just need to take care of our
families and friends… Charity starts at home
and the government will take care of the rest
now more then ever.. RIP USA… It was a good
run…

Diane Terrell

November 7th, 2012
1:17 pm

Why do people make mountains out of a molehills? Get a life!

Hilliard McDermmit

November 7th, 2012
1:17 pm

Just so you all don’t forget. OBAMA is HALF black! Obama was raised by upper-class WHITE people in Hawai’i. BLACK unemployment is UP under Obama and BLACK income is DOWN. However, 97% of black folks voted for this failure of a president. He hasn’t done and won’t do squat for gays and marijuana users will still be prosecuted by the FEDS.

@see no evil – Don’t you realize that Obama and the Dems perpetuate and enable the poor mindset by giving them chump change, lowering the work requirement to receive welfare and giving away free cell phones!?

Sheila

November 7th, 2012
1:19 pm

We will all survive. There is no need for name calling. I understand everyone is not happy with the outcome. Let’s not forget we are all Americans and we are all in this together. For those that are not happy with our electoral process, you do have some choices still get up brush your teeth comb your hair, wash your face and get on with the business of living and be thankful for the life you do have. The American People have spoken.

Mamouian

November 7th, 2012
1:25 pm

Gotta just love the smug Democrats, having just elected the status quo. But, I suppose I’d be giddy too, especially if I was one of you waiting on a government check for my next booze and pot run. So, be happy with your dysfunctional government and cheer on the spending and taxing about to come your way.

What Hand outs?

November 7th, 2012
1:28 pm

What handouts? Republicans act like Obama is going to give away free TV house to house. If anyone has gotten a handout its the Banks and the special interest groups.

Kevin

November 7th, 2012
1:29 pm

I feel sorry for the mess Obama has inherited from the previous administration.

Good job!!

November 7th, 2012
1:29 pm

Can you smelllllllll what Barack is cookin? Here comes $600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts set to be implemented in 2013. Why go against our leader when he gives away so much and spends our country into a deeper recession. We are likely to hit our debt limit by the end of this year but have no fear because Obama is here. He will increase our debt limit like he did last August (raised it by $2.4 trillion and he has almost blew through all of that borrowing authority in only 15 months).

Bwahahahah...

November 7th, 2012
1:30 pm

Why are you guys so angry?

Patty

November 7th, 2012
1:35 pm

Personally, I’m surprised at how something as important as the presidential election has become a pissing contest. Respect for other’s opinions and a measure of dignity use to be the badges of the US electoral process. Now it’s just name-calling with little to no facts.

Joe

November 7th, 2012
1:36 pm

History Buff, on Fox News they said thats not true. Any time race, and religion are introduced into politics it is a scare tactic, because that is the easiest way to affect the masses. Some how we manage to keep falling for it.

ramblingbuzz

November 7th, 2012
1:41 pm

Good job……….Yep just totally ignore the fact that the debt ceiling has been raised numerous times under the W, Clinton, HWB, Reagan and previous administrations. But it was never an issue until the Tea Partiers got to DC and started acting like raising the debt ceiling was the end of the world.

snoopy

November 7th, 2012
1:43 pm

I’m truly sad for my country today.

Sheila

November 7th, 2012
1:44 pm

Mamouian, Why is that you think all democrat are waiting for a check to purchase booze and drugs?

ramblingbuzz

November 7th, 2012
1:47 pm

Only in the bigoted South could re-electing a (minority) president generate so much hatred. Didn’t any of you read the exit poll results that 60% of the people who voted thought GWB was just as responsible as Obama for the national debt? One thing’s for sure, the country survived 8 years of Reagan and Bush. I’m sure we’ll make it through 4 more years of Obama. If you don’t think so, try your luck in Costa Rica, Canada, Mexico or some other country.

Dum-Bass

November 7th, 2012
1:48 pm

Hambone said, “Saturday Night Live is going to have fun with this one”. It would be hilarious for them to do a spoof of it showing her and Barbara Walters(Baa Baa Waa Waa) having a conversation. Maybe with a “translator” in between them.

Mao Tse Tung

November 7th, 2012
1:48 pm

They need to go ahead and make the switch to David Muir, while they still have a little credibility left.

Light

November 7th, 2012
1:51 pm

“Wow” is all I can come up with for the negativity here. I pray for you to have peace in your heart and mind to know that we are all in this together and that we are all connected, and everyone is going to be okay. The right decision was made last night.

ColumbDawg

November 7th, 2012
1:52 pm

Pill Popper!

Jeff

November 7th, 2012
1:53 pm

Ramblingbuzz, you and people like you are an enemy of the constitution and to the US, Obama has used executive order over 900 times on issues that should have gone through Congress.
I am sure your like every other Obama voter and your only concern is what do you get, Who now has to pay you? This nation is divided and near a civil war and people like you started it.

Jeff

November 7th, 2012
1:53 pm

Ramblingbuzz, you and people like you are an enemy of the constitution and to the US, Obama has used executive order over 900 times on issues that should have gone through Congress.
I am sure your like every other Obama voter and your only concern is what do you get, Who now has to pay you? This nation is divided and near a civil war and people like you started it.

Gentleman Jim

November 7th, 2012
1:54 pm

The Regular Guys are still around? Did they complain when George Bush started two wars and lowered taxes at the same time?

Big Bird

November 7th, 2012
1:57 pm

Who’s out of work now. HaHaHaHaHaHa

William

November 7th, 2012
1:58 pm

Maybe people are tired of Republicans hateful, spiteful and mean attitudes

Zane Smith's Teeth

November 7th, 2012
1:58 pm

Lots of rednecks lost their job and received unemployment (some of these posters). Why didn’t you turn down that Government handout??? How many old people that voted for Romney receive social security or Medicare? Think you paid for those benefits with your crap job for 30 years?? Guess what, what you put into that was used up in the first three years of you collecting! These are our biggest “handouts” people and everyone is too eager to get theirs while they continue to act like it’s Georgia in 1962 instead of 2012.

EastATLDawg

November 7th, 2012
2:00 pm

If Obama was truly interested in working with both sides he should start by calling Bush and asking him for advice on how he created a record 52 straight months of job growth instead of constantly blaming him!
You are what your record says you are! Own it and try to do something different in your second term. The debt, ObamaCare and the fiscal cliff is going to lead to massive inflation and interest rates that rival the pre Reagan years!

William

November 7th, 2012
2:01 pm

No Jeff. It’s people like you, Fox News and your talk radio gurus who spread the hate that has divided this country

Ryan

November 7th, 2012
2:06 pm

Is there something wrong with being a Democratic redneck? Just wondering.

ramblingbuzz

November 7th, 2012
2:07 pm

Jeff…..Only in your hate filled mind is this nation near a civil war. The rest of us accept the election results if even we don’t like them, just like we did in 2000 when the Supreme Court voted GW Bush the President. Even though he did not win the popular vote and his brother was controlling the election results in Florida. Bu hey, don’t let historical fact get in the way of your mind fantansies.

Who Cares

November 7th, 2012
2:11 pm

For all you ignorant ass racist wanna be slave owners, news flash you are the minority! You don’t like the new developed and diverse US then take your racist asses out of the country and good riddens!!

SocialWorkerNDunwoody

November 7th, 2012
2:26 pm

WOW!! It is soooooooooo easy to hide behind a computer and type this trash. But I am willing to bet none of the racist idiots that are posting stuff are man or woman enough to say it out in public, to their non-white coworkers, the worker @ Subway or anyplace else for that reason. Grow some balls and STAND BEHIND WHAT U SAY!!! I will and dare anyone to approach me. And for the record, I am a White, Gay, male who happens to be an Independent. And I voted for the President because I felt his plan made more sense than Romney. so there

The Truth

November 7th, 2012
2:31 pm

After last night we give up! We’re now for Bigger government, more rule$/regulation$, more food stamp$, more people on the dole, less coal, more wind mills. , third world status is coming.
And blame everything on Pres. Bush.