15th September 2010
Thought you might like to see/read a few of the interviews Tony Blair has been doing while in the states receiving his LIBERTY MEDAL. [Excuse the shouting. Just rubbing it in. Especially for the proximate brain-dead.]
He spoke with Charlie Rose, Katie Couric, Sean Hannity, to name but three. This, on the sofa with the pretty-much left-wing US ladies of ‘The View’ seemed as good a place to start as any.
Tony Blair, on Tuesday 14th, after receiving his Liberty Medal, was a guest on ABC’s ‘The View’ – (hosted by Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd)
Former British P.M. Tony Blair On ”The View ” ( part 1 ) 8:30
I’m not (sexually) inadequate
At around 1:45 he is asked, as a follow-on to a question about having a successful wife who earned more than him – “Do you think it’s only insecure men or men who are sexually inadequate who worry?” After a short pause he responds to the hilarity of all, “Yes, I do, which is why I was never worried about it at all.” Before he came on the set the women were discussing oils and sex, which it seems disturbed Mr Blair somewhat. He joked about looking for the door.
From The Daily Mail:
Before he appeared, Walters said: ‘He is sitting out there, and he said he feels a diplomatic illness coming on.’
He was also asked if he ever had a problem with his barrister wife Cherie making more money than he did when he was PM – following on from an earlier segment.
He said: ‘No, I didn’t actually.
‘I was interested in that conversation.
‘I think it depends on what your relationship is, really.’
‘If a woman goes through university or gets a job and she has got a career why shouldn’t she do as well if not better than a man?’
Host Joy Behar asked him: ‘Don’t you think it’s only insecure men or men who are sexually inadequate who worry?’
He said: ‘Yes I do, which is why I was never worried about it all.
‘My wife calls this programme, “Don’t take the call, OK?”‘
Ever self-deprecating, the winner won them all over, even entering to a standing ovation.
Former British P.M. Tony Blair On ” The View ” ( part 2 ) 5:28
Military Option on Iran
Heavier going here as he is questioned on Iraq, Iran and the Middle East. He says, “Unfortunately this extremism that is based on a perversion of Islam, but is there, is a global phenomenon. And if you don’t stand up to it and fight it … if Iran acquires nuclear weapons capability that will destabilise the whole of the Middle East region … I hope that we can solve this peacefully, but if not, I don’t think you can take the military option off the table, I’m afraid.”
Sometimes it hurts
At 4 minutes in he is asked, “There are people that are very, very angry with you. Does it hurt?” He responds, “Yes, sometimes it does, but in the end if you want to come in and take these positions of political leadership you’ve got to be prepared to wear that criticism.”
Interesting that every audience member received gratis a copy of his memoir. WOW! Try that here in Britain and he’d be accused by the brainwashed of buying the brainwashable. Watch full episode here.
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