His fans were waiting, and we had somewhere to be.
So we fired a few questions, Gatling-gun style, at Fox News pundit Dick Morris during the VIP reception before his appearance at the Buckhead Club last week.
His talk benefited the American Seniors Association, which bills itself as the “conservative alternative to the AARP.”
First, his take on President Barack Obama’s proposed budget: “It’s like the medieval doctor who thought bleeding a patient would cure him. When you spend money to create jobs, you’re costing jobs.”
Was the election of Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown a referendum on the Obama administration? “It was a referendum on health care,” Morris said.
Did Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood speak too soon telling Toyota drivers to park it until their brakes could be checked? (LaHood quickly issued another statement, insisting he “misspoke.”)
Morris didn’t have much to say about cars but seized upon the chance to create some new talking points. “It’s like spending in Washington. They’ve got their foot stuck on the gas pedal and they can’t even find the brakes.”
A pause, and then, “That was a pretty good line, don’t you think?”
The crowd included Dr. Alex and Joanne Gross, TV personality Kimberley Kennedy, Doug Billian of Billian Publications and Patti Peach, a former fundraiser for Gov.Sonny Perdue.
He also serves as the ASA’s media coordinator.
- Jennifer Brett, firstname.lastname@example.org