May 23rd, 2008
07:02 AM ET

Morning Buzz

Morning people...

Today is medical record release day for John McCain...Our Sanjay Gupta  will be in Arizona and get a first-hand look at the potential President's health. If elected he would be the OLDEST man ever elected to the office of President...Will there be any surprises? Is he fit to serve? We will keep you posted...

AND speaking of McCain...we will keep on an eye out to see if there will be any more fallout after the controversial comments from televangelist Rev. John Hagee hit the airwaves. He made what some call shocking statements about Hitler and the Holocaust.   It is hard to compare Hagee to the Reverend Wright.  Wright was Obama's pastor for more than 20 years, Hagee had only endorsed McCain...but it was interesting how QUICKLY McCain rejected his backing...oh, and he also rejected the endorsement of Rod Parsley because of his comments about Islam...

Hillary Clinton spends the day in South Dakota, holding two afternoon events to discus solutions for securing the state’s future. AND after yesterday's buzz that Obama has begun his search for a Vice President, the NY TIMES is reporting that while Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and her advisers insist that she is determined to win the Democratic nomination, friends of the couple say that former President Bill Clinton, for one, has begun privately contemplating a different outcome for her: As Senator Barack Obama’s running mate....will Obama take her?

And where is Obama today? 
He is still in Florida  and will attend the Cuban Independence Day Celebration in Miami and then heads to a rally in Sunrise. John Zarella looks at the Cuban vote, and or if Obama can or will influence that voting block...

TONIGHT we will definitely bring you the Drew Griffin Keeping Them Honest - Drew's investigation into just how easy it is to purchase prescription drugs, online, without a prescription reveals a growing and largely ignored new battle in the war on drug abuse. Carmen Catizone, the executive director of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy says prescription drugs are the new crack and heroin, and internet sites that sell them are the new drug dealers. "You can order virtually any drug in the world by simply clicking a mouse and going to various websites that exist out there," Catizone told CNN. To prove it, Drew logged on to the internet site linepaharmacy.com, a site that advertises a long list of prescription drugs for sale and then tracks down one of the doctor's who have been writing prescriptions to virtual strangers...FRIGHTENING...

AND we will bring you the latest from Texas. We got the stunning news late yesterday that Appeals court in Texas ruled that the state of Texas should NOT have removed the more than 460 children it took from a polygamist sect's ranch. In its ruling, the Texas 3rd District Court of Appeals decided in favor of 38 women who had appealed the removals, the state now has 10 days, well, nine to provide proof to that these children are indeed in danger OR THEY MUST RETURN ALL THE KIDS...just unbelievable!!! David Mattingly will bring us the latest from El Dorado...

ALL for now...but the good news...IT is FRIDAY!!! THANK GOD...

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Bren Tatum

    Although I know they file seperate returns, I'm more interested in seeing Mrs. McCain's financial records rather than his health records because of financial reform being a cornerstone of his campaign. All indidcations are that she is heavily invested financially and I feel we have a right to know how much.

    As a registered member of the Democratic Party, the shenanigans of the Super Delegates have me reconsidering my party choice. The recent deadline for selecting their choice for the nominee is unfair and will not allow completion of the process. Their actions causes one to wonder if voting really matters.

    May 23, 2008 at 9:45 am |
  2. Kim

    I don't think Obama would take Clinton as his running mate and I think if he did it would be a fatal mistake. For all her achievements and smarts, Hillary Clinton is not a teamplayer. As VP she would constantly follow her own agenda and try to undermine Obama. In addition he would get Bill Clinton as well, dabbling in the background and nor used to ceding the spotlight to others. Bad idea all around!

    May 23, 2008 at 9:36 am |
  3. Dolores, Austin Texas

    Morning Anderson, TGIF. Hope you and the rest of your crew have a wonderful weekend. Just want to say Good Luck to my San Antonio Spurs tonight against L.A. Lakers. GO SPURS GO!

    May 23, 2008 at 8:52 am |
  4. Annie Kate

    If I were Hillary I would take a pass on Vice President – anything done that is good will be credited to him and anything that goes wrong will be most likely blamed on her. Its a no win situation for her. With her expanded outlook that she has obtained from campaigning all over the US, she might want to do like Ted Kennedy and stay in the senate where the legislation is actually written; she could do more good for people there than in a figurehead position like Vice President.

    Annie Kate
    Birmingham AL

    May 23, 2008 at 8:41 am |
  5. Cindy

    Thank God it is Friday!! This week has been WAY too long!!

    I am glad that McCain finally released his health records. Now maybe it will shut up the nay sayers who say he is too old and not healthy enough to be the president. He seems to be in perfect health to me and the records prove it.

    I think by McCain rejecting the backing of Pastors Hagee and Parsley it is going to really hurt him with the conservatives. It is like him saying he doesn't believe what they do and doesn't value their ways. But in the end they will vote for him because look at the alternative!

    I knew once it came out that the phone call was a hoax that if the FLDS took their case to a higher court that it would be overturned. The state really had no evidence what so ever to take all of those kids.

    May 23, 2008 at 8:24 am |
  6. Cecil Jones

    McCain's medical record is like reading the Starr Report. It's almost pornographic to the political pundits looking for a reason to disqualify McCain, yet most Americans don't care. We know McCain is old and angry just like we could all see the stain on that blue dress. It's not going to change anyone's mind if he is the nominee.

    May 23, 2008 at 8:09 am |
  7. cassie

    Good Morning Anderson,

    I am very disappointed this morning to read that "friends say" that Bill Clinton is quietly planning Hillary's role as VP. This is not like Hillary and assumes that Bill is calling the shots. The statement is subtle and very sexist.

    The coverage of the election by CNN has been very short on honesty otherwise, the prejudices are simply embedded too deeply in the journalists' psychi for them to admit.

    Hillary Clinton will not quit simply because Barack Obama has jumped the gun and presumed himself as the nominee. She is the most qualified person to run the country.

    Very disappointing.

    Cassandra Bruyns,
    Oakville, Ont.

    May 23, 2008 at 7:52 am |