Luckily regular Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer
was vacationing because the mild-mannered Schieffer might not have been able to keep this wild bunch of elected representatives under control. Substitute host Harry Smith
handled the debate well though, as Representatives Michele Bachmann
, Anthony Wiener
, Debbie Wasserman Schultz
and Mike Kelly
unleashed a fury of verbal blows on one another.
Discussion of the nation’s debt ceiling was a frequent topic on the Sunday shows, to which Kelly called raising it “absolutely irresponsible” and Bachmann declared “at this point I am not in favor of raising the debt ceiling.” During the lively debate, each participant fired off a few humorous shots, here are some of the best one-liners from each:
Watch video at Michele Bachmann | Anthony Wiener | Face The Nation | Debate | Mediaite.