MITT ROMNEY TALKS ABOUT HIS RECENT PLANE FLIGHT ALTERCATION, RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012 AND SARAH PALIN, ON CBS’S “LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN,” TUESDAY, MARCH 2
Also on the Broadcast, U.S. Men’s Olympic Figure Skating Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek Presents the “Top Ten Thoughts That Went Through Evan Lysacek’s Mind During His Gold Medal Ice Skating Routine”
Former Massachusetts Governor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney talks about his recent altercation on a plane flight, whether he’ll run for president in 2012 and shares his thoughts on Sarah Palin, on the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Tuesday, March 2.
Letterman questioned Romney about an alleged altercation he got into with a passenger on a flight back from the Winter Olympics in Vancouver where, according to Letterman, “a guy beat you up on the plane. Do I have this right?” Romney replied, “Not exactly right…Well, there’s not a lot to add. The fellow in the seat in front of my wife put his seat back during the takeoff procedure and, as we’ve all heard 10,000 times, ‘Please put your tray table and the seat back in the upright and locked position.’ And so I tapped him on the shoulder and I reminded him of that direction, and he became somewhat agitated, and they removed him from the airplane and he didn’t like that, by the way, and gave me a good swat and he broke my hair,” a comment which had Letterman and the audience laughing. Letterman later held up a photo of the passenger in question, Sky Blu from the band LMFAO, and Romney joked, “His name is Sky Blue…mine is Dull Gray.” Romney added, “By the way, we’re friendly – he calls me his homeboy now, and I’ll take him as a tax deduction on my income taxes.”
Letterman asked Romney if he would run for president in 2010, and Romney replied, “No plans for that at this point – I’ll keep the door open.” Letterman said, “He’s running, of course he’s running…I can tell by the cologne.” The host then asked, “Now what about that Sarah Palin – she’s not ready to be president, is she?” “She’s terrific,” said Romney, “She really is, she’s terrific. She’s got energy, passion – by the way, you know, be careful what you say about her, by the way.” Letterman laughed, “I’ve had my – yes.” Romney added, “She has a rifle, you know.”
Also on the broadcast, U.S. Men’s Olympic figure skating gold medalist Evan Lysacek presented the “Top Ten Thoughts That Went Through Evan Lysacek’s Mind During His Gold Medal Ice Skating Routine.” Among the items Lysacek presented are number 5: “After the Olympics, I’m gonna sit on my ass and play Guitar Hero”; number 4: “I wish someone could find a way to combine ice skating with sweeping”; and number 3: “Wheeeeee!!!!!”
Romney’s entire interview and Lysacek’s full Top Ten List can be seen on the LATE SHOW tonight, Tuesday, March 2 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
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