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May 23rd, 2008
09:43 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 5/23/08

Friday night! Sometimes Friday's are slow but today it seemed like the bulletins came one after another.

We'll begin with Sen. Hillary Clinton and the comments she made today that ignited a firestorm of controversy. She was talking about why she is staying in the race and in answering she referenced the assassination of Bobby Kennedy.

Also, the latest on what some are calling Sen. McCain's pastor problem. Yesterday McCain said he no longer accepted controversial pastor John Hagee's endorsement and today Hagee had a couple of things to say about that.

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  1. Maureen T

    Shake your booty everyone! Great show tonight Andy and Erica! Have a great Memorial Day weekend! Get some rest! See you next week.

    May 23, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  2. Ron

    what Hillary said was referencing to time–that some campaigns in the past have lasted through June, mentioning her husband's then mentioning Kennedy's. And since she's had Ted Kennedy on her mind recently because of his diagnosis, she mentioned RFK's assassination, but not that it had ANYTHING TO DO WITH OBAMA!! People who don't like her will of course see it that way. People who want her out of this race. But even if you doubt her, what would she gain by saying this? Candy's right. Hillary still has my full support.

    May 23, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  3. deborah,OH

    Night Anderson & Erica & all. Have a great weekend! Really good conversation.

    May 23, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  4. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Good Friday evening, Have a great Memorial weekend. The Shot proves that we all have too much time on our hands...night all

    May 23, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  5. EJ

    Goodnight Anderson, Erica

    May 23, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  6. A Grady

    “It is clear from the context that Hillary was invoking a familiar political circumstance in order to support her decision to stay in the race through June. I have heard her make this reference before, also citing her husband’s 1992 race, both of which were hard fought through June. I understand how highly charged the atmosphere is, but I think it is a mistake for people to take offense.”

    Robert Kennedy Jr.

    May 23, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  7. Brandi Ranatza

    goodnite all, was fun! enjoy your extended weekends.

    May 23, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  8. Saera El Paso, TX

    good night everyone
    great to be back 🙂
    hope everyone has a great weekend!

    May 23, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  9. deborah,OH

    That's the really scary thing about these drugs, Are they dangerous or fake?

    May 23, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  10. Renee

    I don't get get how someone takes 90 pills per day and then tries to blame it on E-Drugs. Aren't we supposed to be responsible for our own health? Doesn't 90 pills seem like way, way too many?

    Like Casey said I am more concerned about my drugs made in countries with no control over contents. ie: China

    May 23, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  11. Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX

    Hey have a great week-end everyone and to Anderson and Erica too!
    XXOO
    goodnight! 🙂

    May 23, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  12. Tommy

    One local pharmacy owner here in San Antonio went to prison for doing this exact thing. He received a 5 year sentence, maybe he is out now.

    May 23, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  13. Michelle in CA

    Luke, the point is not her intention but that she didn't censor herself. That is what is so troubling.

    May 23, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  14. sonny

    Drug companies are to blame for marketing to the public directly and making it easy to procure.

    May 23, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  15. Charles

    What has this world become? Why are people buying drugs over the Internet? Cheaper I guess. Were is law enforcement?

    May 23, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  16. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Good point Casey. Anderson, are these drugs mostly real, or fake?

    May 23, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  17. Toni

    Anderson, the on-line pharmacists are no different than street pharmacists. This is the world of technology, at some point, I fear that we will need to utilize a computer to get a prescription period and possibly look at the doctor through the web cam!

    May 23, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  18. CaseyJPS - California

    I am more worried about fake drugs getting distributed than anything else.

    May 23, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  19. EJ

    If you focus on addictive drugs then its easy to see the harm.. but what about people trying to continue the prescriptions they were already on?

    May 23, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  20. Luke

    It's absolutely detestable that people are actually thinking that Hillary was wishing death upon anyone. The only people acting truly despicable here are the ones who are purposely trying to twist her words around. Many of you people complain about some of Obama's infamous comments being distorted, yet, you're doing the exact same thing to Hillary's comments. Unbelievable.

    May 23, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  21. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Paris; Didn’t you hear Obama say recently that Wright was not his mentor or spiritual advisor?

    May 23, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  22. Saera El Paso, TX

    one of my friends actually bought anti-depressants online...
    my other friends and i got together and talked to her, took them away.
    we told her parents, with the help of one of our teachers.
    after all that, my friend tried it again.
    and again.

    May 23, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  23. Mary H. St. Louis, MO

    It is not only websites. How many spam e-mails do you get where they are trying to sell you all sorts of drugs..

    Ok, don't doctors take an oath where they are to help people. So how can someone being able to get drugs without the "true supervision" of a physician helping people. Those doctors should not be allowed to practice.

    May 23, 2008 at 10:45 pm |
  24. CaseyJPS - California

    I am not opposed to the availability of drugs through the internet. There are too many people who can't afford their medications and are forced to chose between eating or continuing their lives (or simply their quality of life) everyday. I would buy drugs for someone I knew, in this manner, if they had no other alternative.

    May 23, 2008 at 10:45 pm |
  25. Mary H. St. Louis, MO

    It is not only websites. How many spam e-mails do you get where they are trying to sell you all sorts of drugs..

    Ok, don't doctors take an oath where they are to help people. So how can someone being able to get drugs without the "true supervision" of a physician helping people. Those doctors should be disbared.

    May 23, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
  26. Brandi Ranatza

    this has been going on for a long time, nothing new. i remember when viagra came out and everyone i knew was buying it online. lol

    May 23, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
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