What's the frequency on CBS?

By Geraldine Sealey
Published November 3, 2004 6:17AM (UTC)
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The Dan Rather we know and love to watch is at it again. In 2000, he made a wacky Election Night even more bizarre with comments like: "This race is tight like a too-small bathing suit on a too-long ride home from the beach." And: "Frankly we don't know whether to wind the watch or to bark at the moon."

Now it's 2004 and Dan is still barking.


So far, he warmed up by making some random comment about a "hydro-dam-dynamo." Then said: "We may need Billy Crystal to analyze this before it's over." And when Illinois was called for John Kerry, Dan referenced one of Kerry's campaign songs, saying, "play me a verse of Johnny B. Goode in Illinois tonight."

Later, he said about the tightening results: "You don't want to read the tea leaves before the cup is done, or you're going to get burned."

Dan, we're glad to see that whole Memo-gate thing hasn't changed you.

Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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