17 Burst results for "Al Smith"
"al smith" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Is a game that has shattered the record books the only thing that matters now is which team is going to Pittsburgh the plate they go to Kenneth Davis running right the twenty in heart see that's the one thing here's look more like the Bailey was correct the first time it was up Al Smith made attack people because the ball there it's a problem well obviously I was surprised Howard that he didn't have both hands over the ball I mean he just had who's carrying the ball regularly but they're gonna they're gonna run another play here maybe maybe just a quarterback sneak put you right at this point if you get a if you're gonna run the ball that way your mind will take they got about two thirty eighteen right now it's about a thirty five yard field goal certainly within Christie's lake and with the wind was back is clearly in front of that instead of Davis who handles it to about the fifteen in the yard is trying to dislodge the Baltic in on third down here comes V. Presti this is the right thing to do because if you have a mishandled snap you you just fall on you taking on fourth down all right well they put the ball they put it on about the fourteen yard line so would it be about a thirty one yard field goal by Steve Christie in Frank Reich the whole keep in mind right is the quarterback this will be a little longer it's about a thirty two yard field goal at the time now to be taken I think yours is gonna try ice crispy we are limited to two seconds into the overtime session this is if it's successful most outstanding comeback point differential wise it playoff history it would be from a thirty two point deficit in the first minute and a half of the third nevertheless after Bobby McDowell intercepted a password protection see that was a big the defense scores a touchdown that put you down thirty two you see nothing but home helmets around here and they never gave up just an absolutely remarkable turnaround as we said everybody had a hand in coaching for the adjustments on defense give me a levy a wall chorus ready for that we talked about the special teams and all the onside kick by Steve Christie got its start in and of your suffering right to the office of linemen and Kenneth Davis and then lord saying it is well so here we go the game is right now on the leg of Steve Christie first of all Haiti.
"al smith" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"And deal with you Warren sharp is going to join us locally Ron this hour talk a little bit about Super Bowl fifty four and certainly that's gonna be the focus the conversation today David yeah as the game is later on tonight kicks off at six thirty can hear all the action right here on WFAN as we kick off the program talking about human interests storylines we focused in on the coaches right they don't get to the quarterbacks another layer to this story we look at Patrick my homes does it differently that really any other quarterback we've seen in the National Football League is really taken the mantle from our Rogers I'll be in this you know physical freakin Marvel at the quarterback spot ability to make the throw a different arm angles got absolute brazuka forearm the a you know as capability elusiveness of his legs as well we've seen that on display here in the NFL playoffs in the a FC and and Patrick malls today can cement himself with a victory if he's able to beat this forty dollar defense which is gonna be the best defense that he's faced here in quite some time they always able stepping so once again as a guy that's been just outrageously successful here since taking over a store I mean did to see the way that he's played the game and taken over from when Alex Smith left to go to the to the Washington Redskins which is think about that Al Smith the Washington metro yeah but you know the thing that Patrick my homes does that obviously you know it's in his DNA and it's in this family but he almost plays the quarterback position like a shortstop but have you ever noticed like when he's running and when he's look and down field he can throw off any platform any arm angle whether it's over the top side arm you know swing in any type of way but either puts it hide were only as receiver can get it puts it low for world these receiver can get it and the way that he's able to manipulate coverages is something that is truly masterful okay you guys want to play zone I'm an escape from by of my time get outside the pocket a little bit I'm gonna wait for that window in that don't open up in my my receivers who do a lot of crossing route's break that window because you can't keep up with their speed I'm not the I'll dial it up that way okay you guys want to put a man on the back end I'm gonna go to my one on one receiver that I think is a strength in it if not once again I'll buy my way out by some time and if you don't have anybody's fine I mean I'm gonna use my legs to get the first down as well so the way that he's just been able to interject not only that type of technique fundamental and arm strength that we haven't seen in a long time it's the belief that his teammates have been them their downing games adversities against them when you have a patch of the homes that can play that way but also prepares that when you bring to each and every day you know that you have a chance to win a you know you have it and and he is absolutely deadly I mean you mentioned the belief that his teammates have been him the belief that he has in himself to to make some of the throws that he makes there are ranges nuts I mean they're they're outrageous should we talk about accuracy and having to be accurate as an NFL quarterback in and he got a Hammersley but he never seems to put the ball into bed sponsor was his opportunity to make the play of the football even though these throws around rages and ridiculous it seems like he's put on whatever the hell you want the bottom and the only where the receiver can get it they're not in harm's way you don't see and and a lot of time the only time that you've seen it is when they're going like why stick when they have Kelsey going ten to twelve yards to the stick and stop and coming back can sometimes if there's a claim or thrown thing because his arm so strong that's the only time you really see tip thrown that ball come all other than that they're both feeling exactly the points of work needs to be bad pylon back to the sidelines he knows exactly were wants to put the football and when you have the arm strength to do it and the confidence to do it that's what allows him to get away with it and Andy Reid to believe in him because he says I know he's not going to do something that's going to be risky and with the football and then you get to the other quarterback interop low where the storyline with them is been yelling and Jimmy Jeez go a lot of talent he does that my home Stalag but he certainly has got a lot of skill and ability and we've seen that on display not here in the playoffs though because they minimize the quarterback because of how successful you know they have been here running the football they've been outrageously successful run in the football and as as caution and is that why you why do anything else of we're gonna get seventy yards a clip run at it why do we need to go out there and throw it and they haven't they didn't they dominate the point of attack against Minnesota and they knocked around an embarrassed the Green Bay Packers but for gore Rapallo here I'm sure today he's looking at this game as a case where I think he's a forgotten about player here this week I know he was their answer the questions all week long but people talk about the Niners defense they talked about the running game they talked about the offense of line corrupt Los kind of a guy like amazingly enough for a quarterback a quarterback driven league is a forgotten about player today in Super Bowl fifty four and I'm not going to name drop here but you know what I had the same exact conversation with who Dan Marino really we were sinners we're like he's like isn't it funny that you know for Kansas city first name that anybody brings up with Patrick my homes and it goes when it comes to the forty Niners I go everybody but he goes exactly they'll bring up Nick Bosa Richard Sherman they'll bring up the running backs all before they bring up the quarterback they never as always the fourth or fifth name which is which is crazy but you know in this game he's going to have to make a two or three pressure throws downfield to open up and we can up this defense of the Kansas City Chiefs and the thing that's forgotten about him is he can put up points he can stretch the field we'll go back and look at the game to begin to see halt look at the game against New Orleans Saints when they've needed to put the ball into his hands he's delivered but when you are running the football as efficiently and where will get down into the accident at cels loads of each just minutes later in the show he can get the job done because of the way the culture in answer to the schemes and he just throws form yeah and that's the other thing is when you look at Karabagh all I'm sure he's looking as he's a two time Super Bowl champ David but he's a two time Super Bowl champ is a back up today back up today gets an opportunity they always stop that Vince Lombardi trophy as a starting quarterback for the San Francisco forty Niners potentially which would be huge for him because it's the same thing everybody's talking about well it was just being there is a back up it's not the experience can he win the big game we'll.
"al smith" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"Yeah and it's a great i love the way it staged and shot by leslie link a glider. It's just a great episode of looks great. They acting great. It's it's <hes> well written. I love shy and i love how they're in this tense moment. We can hear faintly but we can hear that they're starting to be introduced and so they've got sort of final moments that hash out this debate thing yeah. It seems like they're just going to sit there in that tension and just wait to go out but then santos breaks silence finally next time you decide me. Maybe you have to do so yeah. There's a lot of rack focusing back and forth and you're kind of wondering is either of these guy is going to engage the other yeah. There's a little bit of <hes> spaghetti western feeling to it <hes> even though they are actually looking at each other years who's gonna who's it going to be. They get a moment where they both get to say what they really want. No negative ads attach and our speech is out there. If we can have a real debate on the issues just you and me these are the things they really want and they don't have bruno. They don't have lou or josh or sheila or anybody kind of getting in the way and they come to this agreement but i also really loved that this moment of detente doesn't mean that they're buddies now at aw at all and i was i was taking a little bit back when vinick senate senate turns in kind of says like well. You just signed your death mart a hell of a way to end you campaign go. I'm just getting started with a great line in kind of unexpected for they've just kind of come to an agreement with a gentlemen's agreement soccer. You're done yeah. It's all just getting started like it's so great it's to avoid feeling of of being pat of being too cheesy. Oh right common ground achieved. It's like no right still still out for blood. It avoids sentimental maudlin ending on the best way possible and also like the stillness of the moment and the fact that we've got just the two candidates candidates after forty five minutes of these candidates and their staffs discussing everything that happens at every step along the way finally. It's just the two guys and that's where you can get something done. Yeah i mean and this with saying for the sixth time great episode great episode all right that does it for another. I think i think i'm gonna say it also great episode of the west wing week. I know you love it when i say that great episode great work both of us out of boy if you were here i'd give you cookie. Thanks if i if i were there i would remind you that we still have many episodes to go and watch out for hubris. That's right. You'd give me a cookie but i'd have to go outside. Turn around three times spit the cookie out cook yeah very nice. Thanks so much to zach macneice.
"al smith" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"I. I was a little bit critical of my own performance there. I think my second ball trajectory was slightly off. You know i think i would completely by that. Because as we've discussed you are a lover ever of cheap thrills like me right and a great example of a cheap thrill would be to try and see how far you could lean back in a chair without tipping over yes while throwing during a ball at just the right angle to keep your position intact. You know it's not enough just to stay in balanced in the chair. You also have to add this other element and catch and and how far can you push it. The idea of the thrill is to get close to to follow of course without right right yeah i. I think that would have been a better approach to the scene where i to shoot it today the in my lifetime regret there's always the reboot that's right. Which should we announced now or wait for later so i wanted to go back to the lou philosophy and contractor now they're saying lou right and and i'm saying brew no nice bruno says to vinik that there is a way for him to accept the endorsement of the pro-choice lobbying group and therefore cement his win in in like you know this is the line that you're talking about fifty three states couple of desert islands and no need for negative ads. There's something nice about this the moment for bruno. I feel like it's unwritten but i can't help but think about this moment of bruno's in his career. It feels different. This kind of discussion shen feels different from how bruno talked about the bartlett campaign when we first met him there. He felt a little bit more like lou. You know <hes> where where he was like. I'm the person who is here to help you win. You wanna do things like this. You want to be lofty. I wanna help you win. He says that we still win but we went jordy. Wouldn't you rather outflank on the left. You're right. That's a shift for him. Yeah in the back story that i've created in my mind is that bruno is looking at this as the maybe the last campaign that he's ever going to work on like he's looking at the end of his career and he wants to sort of get away from. He knows he's picked winner. Basically like either strategy means that vinick wins and so he wants to go out with one where he really got to espouse the high minded ideals that he usually has to undercut cut yeah. I think you're absolutely right. I'm planning to do a similar thing when i sense that i'm on my final acting job. I'm going to try really go for it. Yeah and i like that even if it's entirely just in my head i i like that coloration of his character. I mean it's not entirely my head because he is saying that. I think you're absolutely absolutely onto something but vinnie decides against it you know he he says he is going to go to the al smith dinner essentially to try and veer away from his pro choice positions position by emphasizing his caveats. There's just a great sort of chess series of chess moves that they all kind of know in their head he goes to the al smith dinner and and he knows he's going to do it by trying to emphasize the caveat by saying he's against the so-called partial birth abortion but that means that santos is gonna hit him with negative ads about democracy and that means they're going to hit back with their negative ads and ultimately win because they write better added. The battle is joined in a negative fashion. Yeah and that's sort of what it feels like. The setup is when we finally get to the dinner. We have this great final scene between the two of them in the kitchen. Epic ultimate seem to this episode. Yeah i love that we don't actually get the episode ends right before the actual dinner begins oh for sure. I like that way of titling the episode. You know that like it's what's beyond the door but we never actually go past the door..
"al smith" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"The nuance in the subtlety is kind of fascinating many yeah it really is. It takes this from just sort of a campaign episode of the week kind of set up into a really thoughtful place. I also like the idea that each calls there a whatever aide-de-camp says turn on m._s._n._b._c. If there's actually could happen so quickly that they could catch the rest of the thirty second currently airing got it so this ad is bad for everyone because it becomes the external catalyst in a potential negative ad war between the two sides and i love how they talk about this in the episode. It has this feeling of almost like cold war mutually assured nuclear hubs. I was just about to say cuban missile crisis yeah there is this feeling of super high stakes which of course it is presidential campaign and the feeling that the situation is fraught. It's so sensitive that a you know any little move even not instigated by one side or the other could set off this domino effect worked into an explosion yeah and they've lived so far in this kind of uneasy calm where neither side is going negative. Even though the r._n._c. is coming up with negative ads against santos and the campaign have tried to come up with some of their own as well josh measuring people for chicken suit. I got another one in may but neither candidate actually wants to go negative even though they know that this can be an effective tool they both have good west wing. E idealistic cords that i really want to just keep things clean keep things about the issues but then this committee for the integrity of human life comes in and throws a wrench into the works and then in immediately sets off sort of <hes>. How do we react to avoid this and who's going to denounce. This spot convinced himself even denounce it or is that a loss for him yeah that uneasy calm has been punctured and so it's like will what are the choices here the only option to try and get back to some measure of relative calm is for them to denounce it immediately lately and vehemently so they can say look we weren't behind it and go back to things as usual but in the absence of that it feels like they're implicitly endorsing being the ad and therefore we're off to the races in negative ads <hes> and people are split on it and you know like the r._n._c. chairman shows up and he says he is not not gonna denounce it. That's d norris as steve hotter. The fabulous dean norris whom we all know from breaking bad and many many many other things including bradford's birds post west wing series the good guys and also including jimmy. Smith's pre west wing series n._y._p._d. Blue we've had two guest stars that we you know we know from other shows dean. Norris and peter mackenzie recently showed up as george rohr the lobbyist for the christian right <hes> and in these nice to other shows we you know we talked about kevin hart of dixie and we're talking about de n._y._p._d. Blue in both cases they played priests. Oh god you're good good. I don't know how you doing on n._y._p._d. Blue dinars plata father jerry downey so it's you know i guess people get typecast for being the look on one side or the other of the abortion debate apparently apparently and what's what's interesting. Is that like in the episode. Both candidates are kind of pitted against their own party's here's how they put it in the meeting between vinegar and hotter. You realize how many states my pro choice position puts on the table. You realize how how we can grow this party if we're willing to reach out i guess i'd like to see at night the party that we have now. I'm not announcing that dan thank you want to either arnie and then on the other side of it later on we have after much consternation. We have leo and santos talking talking. They're talking about this pro choice lobbying group endorsing one of the candidates or the other and they're going to meet with them and says tell them you're taking the stage at the dinner right next vinnicombe defending a woman's right to choose be ready for me to be the only.
"al smith" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"A reality tv star as our president the we need to be laser focused on solving the real challenges of today. I love that he sort of calls out rehearsed attack lines as he's delivering. That's very meta will then <hes> never met an attack on the timing again is great. You know we're talking about this. Debate episode while debates are happening all around us and it goes to show i mean there are people who are being talked about out even if they're not being talked about in the most flattering of ways they're being talked about right now who weren't being talked about before the debates started indeed and so you can see z. y. Santos does need it and why doesn't want it because he can just run out the clock. Essentially yes exactly that nine. Point lead is ample. Here's one issue that i have based on the mechanics of the west wing that we already know that we've already established in our podcast and i think really any sophisticated television. Television viewer knows as well. I mean there's there's a certain element of like what we know. We're episodes six. We're in the middle of the season and she'll keep saying things like the next the president of the united states. Would you please stop saying that which to me. It feels like they're revealing too much because you know that if in the west wing if somebody celebrates their success too early it doesn't work for them. <hes> hubris yeah and sheila doesn't go outside. She doesn't turn around three times or spit or anything. That's a fair point didn't didn't occur to me as it happened so you're saying you think santos is going to win. I feel like they're setting up in a three act structure where each act takes several episodes to play <unk> out where we're getting this idea like yeah okay santos's the underdog but we already know that this feels a little bit like reinforcing it a little bit too much. <hes> i mean we've seen it in many west wing episodes where they celebrate something in the cold open only to have the rest of the episode be about them trying to solve the problems that come up immediately afterwards right even bruno bruno says santos pulled out of north dakota and west virginia. There was not a single state. We're not competing in all fifty. Get used to it seventy nassim later later. He's feeling even better and posits that they will win. Fifty three states that's right then the power of suggestion vinick then says something about somebody being fifty three feet away from him. I was hoping fifty-three would then be named. Check or number checked throughout the episode. That's good. I like that. It feels realistic. Yes yes. I thought so too yeah. It's a nice detail. If you're wondering who al smith is luckily in the cold open. We get a call it a telegram. Ah ooh i went with with bram split nation but sure will not doing the split nation himself. Oh no oh you're right. He poses the question telegram. Yeah he asks who's al smith anyway and and this is where it just gets silly but you know you just gotta get the business of t._v. Done or branches wiser dennis such a big deal like all right. Come over here and sit on my lap bremen. I'll teach you a little bit about politics. I love. I love that scene that line. It really feels like everybody's like well. We're just doing in this thing that we need to do that..
"al smith" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"On the set aside. They're continuing their debate about debates. Basically santos wants to engage in a debate with vinik because he needs to prove himself still and that's really the best platform for him to get facetime with the american people yes and at the same time he wants to avoid the optics of seeming desperate yeah. That's what i love about this episode the push and pull between trying to get what you want and not trying to look bad for seeming to want the thing that you want right. It's kind of like dating yeah. Definitely is that's. Maybe maybe that's why you like this episode. It's kind of like the bachelor. Maybe i still haven't seen it but i imagine there's some parallels around being coy and being direct yeah. That must be it. I didn't connect the tune in my mind. I think you're right. It comes down to my my journey to the bachelor bachelor in paradise starting soon i think by the time this airs bachelor in paradise will have convened and <hes> just very heavy exciting times for any television watcher of discriminating taste they they could just do another version. That's the bachelor or the bachelorette on the campaign trail and it might mirror something like this and might draw no viewers or am might draw a lot and you end up with donald trump as president also possible. I just realized where i reality show metaphor right leading which was to twenty sixteen. Yeah there you go ah think andrew yang in the second of the second debates to be was a where he made the scored points with obviously was a pre scripted comment wait now. I have to look it up. Entry yang phillips exeter academy really i didn't so andrew yanks quote was we're up here with makeup. Bonner faces and our rehearse attack lines playing rules in this reality t._v. Show it's.
"al smith" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"Six from season seven the al smith dinner it was directed by leslie linka glider or leslie linda into gladder as autocorrect would say and it was written by ally addy or eli attic as autocorrect would have me say this is going to be a thing for the rest of it's going to be a thing or think we'll see in this up so both candidates are gearing up for the al smith dinner a real thing that happens in new york as we'll discuss later and the entire episode and indeed the dinner is framed around their respective positions on abortion abortion. There's a negative attack ad that comes out from an independent committee funded by big republican donors and escalates everything between what has has been so far a mostly civil campaign between santos and vinick also. We'll take toby's job has are. I really liked this episode. I like this episode two. I really liked the season six primary campaigning episodes and i really like the season seven campaign episode to yeah as do i think eli does is a very good job in the writing of sort of building a credible escalation in campaigning in this episode and the back and forth yeah the back and forth is what i really liked. Move talked a little bit about it already that we're getting into some of the stuff we didn't get to have with the bartlett campaign the real the real nitty gritty of what you have to do and this episode is all about about the nitty gritty of really like a almost like a minute by minute reaction from one side to the other about what they're doing and then meanwhile they're these external actions that cause both sides is to have to react as well. Yes this is similar to what what is the other episode we recently discussed where it was a back and forth and immediate reactions where i felt like it may be at times strained credibility ability. It was the one where santos was going to do his reserve duty training. That's right that and the broken bed exactly somehow this. This one felt although i enjoyed that other episode is well. This felt entirely plausible to me. Yeah i think also it felt both nigger grittier because i think the parsing of their stances on abortion requires like a kind of subtlety here yeah. That's really interesting. It's a similar kind of thing with the invocation of the military service where where the democratic candidate gets try and court national security you know even though he's coming from the left on so many things because his military record here it's a similar we're kind of dynamic where you have these two candidates who are trying to express something original about themselves only instead of national security and the and border patrol it's about abortion and interesting also to see how the candidates positioning of their actual views effects their ability due to open up their appeal a little bit to the quote unquote other side but also affects of course <hes> the support they might receive from their base. Yeah and there's just some element of math involved. Okay we can pick up these many points by going to people who are outside of our normal base but then do lose an equal number on the other side or or or do get to hold onto the you know. There's i'm sure somewhere a lot of excel spreadsheets being crushed. Yes exactly it felt that way to me and one of the interesting tensions of this episode episode is sort of the juxtaposition of that kind of political calculus with very very important issues so you know the political stakes versus is the ethical steaks and the nebraska stakes and the stakes the omaha steaks or correct man. I need autocorrect we need. We need an auto fact. Check correct man. That would slow us down mono. It's auto that happened for us not to be confused with.
"al smith" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"Yeah and it's a great i love the way it staged and shot by leslie link a glider. It's just a great episode of looks great. They acting great. It's it's <hes> well written. I love shy and i love how they're in this tense moment. We can hear faintly but we can hear that they're starting to be introduced and so they've got sort of final moments that hash out this debate thing yeah. It seems like they're just going to sit there in that tension and just wait to go out but then santos breaks silence finally next time you decide me. Maybe you have to do so yeah. There's a lot of rack focusing back and forth and you're kind of wondering is either. These guy is going to engage the other yeah. There's a little bit of <hes> spaghetti western feeling to it <hes> even though they are actually looking at each other years who's gonna who's it going to be. They get a moment where they both get to say what they really want. No negative ads attach and our speech is out there. If we can have a real debate on the issues just you and me these are the things they really want and they don't have bruno. They don't have lou or josh or sheila or anybody kind of getting in the way and they come to this agreement but i also really loved that this moment of detente doesn't mean that they're buddies now at aw at all and i was i was taking a little bit back when vinick senate senate turns in kind of says like well. You just signed your death mart a hell of a way to end you campaign go. I'm just getting started with a great line in kind of unexpected for they've just kind of come to an agreement with a gentlemen's agreement right all right soccer. You're done yeah. It's all just getting started like it's so great it's to avoid feeling of of being pat of being too cheesy. Oh right common ground achieved. It's like no right still still out for blood. It avoids sentimental maudlin ending on the best way possible and also like the stillness of the moment and the fact that we've got just the two candidates candidates after forty five minutes of these candidates and their staffs discussing everything that happens at every step along the way finally. It's just the two guys and that's where you can get something done. Yeah i mean and this with saying for the sixth time great episode great episode all right that does it for another. I think i think i'm gonna say it also great episode of the west wing week. I know you love it when i say that great episode great work both of us out of boy if you were here i'd give you cookie. Thanks if i if i were there i would remind you that we still have many episodes to go and watch out for hubris. That's right. You'd give me a cookie but i'd have to go outside. Turn around three times spit the cookie out cook yeah very nice. Thanks so much to zach macneice.
"al smith" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"I. I was a little bit critical of my own performance there. I think my second ball trajectory was slightly off. You know i think i would completely by that. Because as we've discussed you are a lover ever of cheap thrills like me right and a great example of a cheap thrill would be to try and see how far you could lean back in a chair without tipping over yes while throwing during a ball at just the right angle to keep your position intact. You know it's not enough just to stay in balanced in the chair. You also have to add this other element and catch and and how far can you push it. The idea of the thrill is to get close to to follow of course without right right yeah i. I think that would have been a better approach to the scene where i to shoot it today the in my lifetime regret there's always the reboot that's right. Which should we announced now or wait for later so i wanted to go back to the lou philosophy and contractor now they're saying lou right and and i'm saying brew no nice bruno says to vinik that there is a way for him to accept the endorsement of the pro-choice lobbying group and therefore cement his win in in like you know this is the line that you're talking about fifty three states couple of desert islands and no need for negative ads. There's something nice about this the moment for bruno. I feel like it's unwritten but i can't help but think about this moment of bruno's in his career. It feels different. This kind of discussion shen feels different from how bruno talked about the bartlett campaign when we first met him there. He felt a little bit more like lou. You know <hes> where where he was like. I'm the person who is here to help you win. You wanna do things like this. You want to be lofty. I wanna help you win. He says that we still win but we went jordy. Wouldn't you rather outflank on the left. You're right. That's a shift for him. Yeah in the back story that i've created in my mind is that bruno is looking at this as the maybe the last campaign that he's ever going to work on like he's looking at the end of his career and he wants to sort of get away from. He knows he's picked winner. Basically like either strategy means that vinick wins and so he wants to go out with one where he really got to espouse the high minded ideals that he usually has to undercut cut yeah. I think you're absolutely right. I'm planning to do a similar thing when i sense that i'm on my final acting job. I'm going to try really go for it. Yeah and i like that even if it's entirely just in my head i i like that coloration of his character. I mean it's not entirely my head because he is saying that. I think you're absolutely absolutely onto something but vinnie decides against it you know he he says he is going to go to the al smith dinner essentially to try and veer away from his pro choice positions positions by emphasizing his caveats. There's just a great sort of chess series of chess moves that they all kind of know in their head he goes to the al smith dinner and and he knows he's going to do it by trying to emphasize the caveat by saying he's against the so-called partial birth abortion but that means that santos is gonna hit him with negative ads about democracy and that means they're going to hit back with their negative ads and ultimately win because they write better added. The battle is joined in a negative fashion. Yeah and that's sort of what it feels like. The setup is when we finally get to the dinner. We have this great final scene between the two of them in the kitchen. Epic ultimate seems this episode yeah. I love that we don't actually get the episode ends right before the actual dinner begins oh for sure. I like that way of titling the episode. You know that like it's what's beyond the door but we never actually go past the door..
"al smith" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"Answer on the energy bill. Not your fault daily. He's been dickering around right and then just the air. All the air goes out of the walk out yeah. I i wrote will wants a cookie okay from c._j. After the press strategy works yeah not getting it. I also laughter. I left. I left it bluntly. She put it to him but you're going to have a shred of credibility in the briefing. Your ignorance appearance is your credibility. That's why i thought like maybe years later when he's out of the white house and he writes a book she can blurb it by saying his ignorance is his credibility c._j. C._j. does not want to give him a cookie because she's like this plan. You just did it according to plan. He should be bringing her a cookie right. That strategy reminded me of an an earlier west wing episode. I was thinking about an exchange that josh and donna have where he says <hes> getting political reporters to write about issues is like trying to get the kids to eat their vegetables. Do you remember that yes and he's trying to get her to go along with. It and we're not going to concede the shower. It helps if there's nothing else on their plate. <hes> and that's basically the strategy here again. That's right but then i zoomed out to the with the actual context of that quote was and coincidentally it was about them trying to get away from an issue story about how they messed a thing with the four eighty six birth control legislation. <hes> so's initiative mission coincidence that that quote that came up was also about. Are you forty-six. No i am against eighty six. Did josh lyman's reference prince. Two chiller theatre resonate with any level. He says one point two lewd that there's a they're talking about an ad. Did you talk to joey lucas. She's got another version of our flip-flop spot without the monster chiller theatre music not only. Did i not get that. It didn't even hit me in the brain hard enough for me to think. Let me go look that up sure well. That's because you're a young and i'm old chiller theatre. Maybe started in the sixties but when i was a kid in the seventies it was <hes>. I don't even remember what the actual substance was. I guess it was do these these intros too old scary movies or maybe it was an anthology series. I can't remember what stuck with me and i suspect stuck with millions of other young. Try staters was was the intro graphic and music and sound it was like a six fingered human hand emerging from a swamp trump of blood and there's a dead tree in the background and the letters chiller come out and then the hand kind of eats each letter..
"al smith" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Actually when the president found out that I was Indian American. He asked me if I was from the same tribe as Elizabeth. And then she gets serious for a moment. And it's it's important. We've had some last tonight poking fun at ourselves and at our political rivals, but I really do want to share something. I believe is important. I say it a lot when I speak to high school students and college students and are toxic political environment. I've heard some people in both parties described their opponents as enemies or evil. In america. Our political opponents are not evil in south Sudan, where rape is routinely used as a weapon of war that is evil in Syria. Where the dictator uses chemical weapons to murder innocent children that is evil in North Korea where American student Otto warmbier was tortured to death. Was evil. In the last two years I've seen for evil. We have some serious political differences here at home. But our opponents are not evil. They're just our opponents. We are blessed with a political system that allows us to resolve our differences peacefully in the end, we must recognize that we are all Americans, and we are stronger and healthier when we are United. It's beautifully said. Thank you, Haley, speaking last night at the Al Smith dinner, we'll come back to that. Meanwhile, a quick word from relief factor relief factor is a natural dietary supplement, you're not talking about any chemicals or any drugs of any kind and no side effects either. It's something you've.
"al smith" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Hey, gang. We'll come back to in the arena. My name is and Harrington. We're back in the studio, and we're grateful to have with this show concert. Joe, how are you? I'm grateful to be here. Even though I almost froze on the way here for the first time. We actually have seasonal weather than I love it. Do you really well because it was eight months, let's see how your eleven at the end of December middle jazz, a different store, brisk breathe. The humidity was driving me crazy weather in the city is pretty good. But the weather in Albany can be a perilous, and we're very grateful to have with the story. Alway he's the author of Franken Al FDR Al Smith, and the unlikely alliance that created the modern Democratic Party. Thanks for joining us, Terry Galway. It's my pleasure Terry, tell us a little bit about your book, Franken, Al. Well, sure, it's real it's a story of two very unlikely. People Al Smith who was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He was the grandson of Irish Catholic immigrants dropped out of grade schools dropped out of Saint James school in on the Lower East Side right before he was supposed to graduate from eighth grade and sort of. Made himself into one of the great, but sadly forgotten political figures of the early twentieth century, not just in New York, but in the United States, so he was the first Catholic to win a major party presidential nomination. He ran for president in one thousand nine hundred twenty eight it was defeated. However that year. To succeed him as governor of New York. He chose and the voters also chose a guy named Franklin Roosevelt with whom he had become very friendly. Roosevelt. Of course, did not grow up on the Lower East Side of. And he grew up up the river ninety miles north in Hyde Park. He was from an old money. Patrician Protestant background had gone to Harvard as an undergrad went to Columbia law school. So these are two very different people nine years apart Smith was born nine years earlier than FDR. But in New York in the nineteen twenties, they sort of came together, and in at least in my tally created a space, and indeed a political party that was much more open to the outsiders in American society as they were defined in the s and by that, I basically. You mean Catholics and Jews the sons and daughters of immigrants from the. Mid to late nineteenth century. So now is the story about how these two very unlikely people came together in New York at a time when New York really was the political powerhouse of the United States, and and created a political atmosphere that was very different from that of the nineteenth century it Terry. I know you said that Al Smith was largely forgotten. But I gotta tell you my favorite political event. And I got to go to it for the first time in two thousand sixteen is the Al Smith dinner being held this past week was held this past week on a Thursday evening. That's right. So they still do Haley was the was the speak. Yeah. But I mean when when Trump and Clinton were there in two thousand sixteen or Romney and Obama, I mean, the jokes are great, you know, and it really the gentleman who hosted in you, you would know his name. We we interviewed him on be Al Smith used to be out Smith. Right. But I think it's his grandson now announcement the fourth. Yeah. He's one of the funniest guys. I have ever heard at least he has this dinner named after him that gets national TV coverage. So I always found that interesting that at least his legacy at least name can be carried on through that dinner. He is very important. In fact, cardinal Dolan about three weeks ago had an event at the sheen center in New York to celebrate something that I thought I was the only one who knew that this is the hundredth anniversary of Smith's first election as governor. And he was the first Catholic to be elected, governor of New York. So cardinal Dolan who is himself a historian. I had an event to commemorate that that event and the the sort of the seamless event was, you know, the man behind the dinner Al Smith one hundred years later, and it was it was actually quite nice to see the sheen center in Greenwich Village. Tact was people who do remember who else? Myth was Terry. You speak about this unlikely alliance and then the falling out, and then they kind of patching up the relationship. I'm curious what role? Do you think? Eleanor Roosevelt played in the relationship between these two men, very important. You can't really tell the story as I learned Eleanor Roosevelt without telling story about Smith because Eleanor came of age politically throughout Smith his candidacy now, of course, part of the story that so many familiar with is that DR contracted polio. In nineteen twenty one and sort of needed Eleanor to be his his legs literally at his eyes and ears while he recovered so Eleanor gets involved in politics in nineteen twenty two. Of outfits budding who was running for governor. And then you know, she saw she kind of liked it. And then in one thousand nine hundred ninety four she plunges full-time into campaigning for our Smith. Against her cousin teddy Roosevelt junior which was extraordinary, and I'm lucky enough that I've been able to visit the FDR library in Hyde Park, which I would recommend all of your listeners to Bizet. It's just a wonderful place. Whether you like Franklin Roosevelt or not, it's a wonderful American place. Lots of letters their needless to say, and what I found is that Eleanor was was very kind to Al Smith even after Smith started to criticize her husband. She was I think her mannerism her relationship with Smith was impeccable. And I think it spoke well of her character that she could continue to be friendly to Al Smith even with Al Smith was saying some very unkind things about her husband in the nineteen thirties. I got a forward you this New Yorker piece on Al Smith. It was written in two thousand one the title is really telling it says unhappy warrior about Smith, and it says, quote, Al Smith was number that is the review of Robert slayton's biography of of Al sniff. It came out in two thousand one it was the first biography of Smith that had been written probably in thirty years. Okay. In the in the sub headline is Smith was wet ethnic and Catholic and middle. America hated him. What do you think that was? Well for all those reasons. Did not did not think of itself as mill America was pressing. Let's face it. I mean, the the the city's both on the east coast and west coast were filled with newcomers and by newcomers people knew what they meant they meant Catholics and Jews who had come over beginning with the Irish famine was really the first mass migration of people who weren't Protestant and then continues throughout the nineteenth century. So you have all these people from southern Italy in from the west of Ireland is from the settlers of eastern Europe. And they looked and acted and sounded weird to people in middle America. And they associated those immigrants with may things diseases, for example, but also with liquor so in one thousand nine hundred twenty s in the United States was undergoing this. Interesting experiment called prohibition Al Smith had nothing, but contempt prohibition. He saw the hypocrisy of. He thought it was ridiculous that you could legislate morality that you could legislate people's behavior in such a way. So he was sort of an unrepentant wet, and that's that was the common language back. Then if you were in favor of prohibition, you were dry if you liked your liquor some of us, do you were wet and the way. That was an important cultural issue in the nineteen twenties. Sarah, tell us a little bit. If you're a reader who's reading this book, who's a politician who might be reading this book and saying what are the lessons that they've learned from this relationship between Franken now that they can glean from this book. Well, these days. I would like every politician in America to read this book because what it tells you is that two people from very diverse and diversion backgrounds can put aside their differences and come together and say, what do we have in common, and how can what how can our beliefs help the most amount of people. And frankly, if every politician in America read that we'd be off we'd be better off as a country, and I'd be better off. Franken Al FDR Al Smith, and the unlikely alliance that created the modern Democratic Party Terry Galway, who's been on the editorial board of the New York Times and New York observer, a city editor we're grateful for your time to be with us this morning here on in the arena. Thank you. We'll be right back..
"al smith" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Invisible empire of the of the white drama of trying to keep the blacks down trying to keep the the carpetbaggers the the the yankees who came south in the vernacular of the time keep them down and it was refounded in nineteen fifteen at stone mountain georgia by a basically kind of a public relations guy who had grown up with this these stories of the clan and wanted to recreate a fraternal order that would be a kind of perverse knighthood to protect quintessentially white supremacy and so they were back with the robes and the cross burnings in one thousand nine hundred twenty five in nineteen twenty six there were probably fifty or sixty thousand klansmen in full regalia marching down pennsylvania avenue indiana oregon colorado texas state's not just in the south but all over the country there was a clan presence in forty eight states in the nineteen twenty four democratic national convention there were something like three hundred and forty seven avowed klansman as delegates ferocious fight over a plank that was going to denounce the clan and denounce the forces of exclusion and it tied up the democratic convention for day after day after day later historians called the klanbake in one thousand nine hundred eighty four that was in madison and garden to write for national garden and they and guess who they did not want to be the democratic nominee for president an irish catholic named al smith and they were determined to stop that and it was in many ways a protestant white male stand against the forces of madeira nettie against the fact there were waves of immigration there were a changing changing culture changing demography of in the big cities the clan itself was not just based in small towns that's that's an easy out there were a number of very very prominent people who were members of the clan there were governors our senators there were congressman and it was as as dark time in the open as so many people fear we are today and those who elected officials who were parts who belong to the clan was that out of political expediency or because they were committed to its principles i think both i think there were a lot of examples of tell me if this sounds familiar there were a lot of examples particularly democratic party of office holders who didn't have much sympathy with the underlying principles of white supremacy but their politicians and they wanted.
"al smith" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Yeah i just i think i think it was absolutely not i don't know i've never heard of her and the voice was very annoying and you know i thought gee i never want to watch this again and i loved that but you know i wait for it every year unlike why can't miss this and if i do i try and get it online because i think it's their uncle and boy did it fall flat with audience to that is that's an audience that goes there they half in the bag at that point of the night they're going to laugh at anything some could come out and recite the alphabet and they're gonna laugh but yeah they were brave to go and you gotta give them credit for that you might also argue they were somewhat naive or maybe you say they was stupid i mean i would tell this now i think they know what it's all about well i think a lot of politics look when i remember when they did the the the the dinner the catholic charities dinner that they do the al smith dinner at the end of every presidential election donald trump was there hillary clinton was there they both have some pretty good lines and selfdeprecation is the best form of humor and this woman was the only person in the room she wasn't going to self deprecate was herself so cerebral humor at all she she just she just didn't have it you got to appreciate knowing your perspective on it i'll tell you this if i were sarah huckabee took a little jab at a president obama let me read you the joke here here's a funny joke okay this is in two thousand sixteen will more said yeah just got to know for the president saying if you want another drink you should order now because the bar will be closing down of course he said the same thing about guantanamo save at least another eight years so clever okay you know so anyway i just read some of these others what are we get his a good one this was from joel mchale i'm well here's one from let's see conan conan o'brien god i remember yeah if any of you alive tweety this event please use the hashtag incapable of living in the moment.
"al smith" Discussed on Money Radio 1200AM
"And respect our bodies by targeting treatments that will treat us kindly he has been called america's healer by none other than dan mcnary and dan mcneill said uh must have been wild angels wild ainum angels watching over you and me wild angels wild angels baby what else could it be by marketing and mcbride and he talks about showman who brought them together eighty two year old journalist al smith and al was on his deathbed you've helped him through supplements vitamins and diet changes and al did very very well and it is you had a trend for lie live with uh that uh john mayor mcveigh and of course he became your publisher and did a lot of work with you and it's unusual how things come together synchronicity now you are a boardcertified family medicine position and also of america board of holistic medicine certified used and integrative approach that leads to ailing longevity of wellness and your best selling book god's house calls was finding god through your patience shows how important it is to incorporate spirituality into your practice this is something i really admire about she dr roach incorporates spirituality into your practice and when you talked about that you had cancer patients you will give them a hug at an you would pray with them this is the sort of dr i want you really care about your patients and you care about treating them kindly that's a major difference between you and so many of the positions today who are corporate than working for companies you can't do that if you're working for a corporation kenya to it not much more difficult to do that i pusher and even just tells us today i got an email from uh my staff members saying we have four cancer patients that that need to be seen there's no place to squeeze them and uh to your schedule so i told her eldest uh on my day off franck call for them come man i'll see them wanted the time and get them on track with that and and that's an area of uh emphasised for me right now and i'm writing a new book called bledel strategies in cancer and outweighs zach all be out argued about that paul young was i spoke in san diego with the american academy integrative medicine and it was my intention to have it done then but i've uh debated about having a.
"al smith" Discussed on KKAT
"Later eugene scott will join us in washington post on all the politics later on the other thing we'll talk about later on is these two former presidents george w bush and barack obama yesterday making separate speeches in which they both seemed seemed to call out the current president and the politics of the day but they did mention him by name well at that but before we go to guns with sports i said to tony this morning your comedian what do you think of paul ryan they had the al smith dinner here in new york last night and yeltsin not a presidential years he's one of the candidates they're like we had last year this is the charity dinner new york where you get the the funny speeches or the attempts of humor the speaker of the house was there last night the ain ups schmuck schumer didn't show up or uh his whatever name is jill a brand or whether they weren't there's fluky no and but paul ryan was the kind of the the main speaker and actually took some shots at the president and he was gone through these top10 facts and we don't have all of them but a few here you be the judge well you to gunson paul ryan i'm on it for now second it's in line of succession since the van and has resigned at a very cool hurry close beck number nine every morning i wake up in my office in i scroll twitter to see which tweets that i'll have to pretend that i did not see later on beck number ten every afternoon former speaker john vane or calls me up not to give advice just to laugh bad light at the end soon i don't know that he's got to the gotten comedy clubs this weekend are not a paul ryan it could be a gutter he had some good material greater went on for a long time but but yes.