What's the frequency on CBS?


Geraldine Sealey
November 3, 2004 6:17AM (UTC)

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.

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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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