Transcript for Sarah Palin Being Considered for Secretary of Veteran Affairs
Welcome back. Time now for our big board and we're breaking down more of this morning's top stories. Stephen a. Smith is here at the table. As my grandma would say, hmm, hmm, hmm. Could Sarah Palin be headed to Washington? The former vice presidential nominee and trump loyalist is reportedly being considered for secretary of veterans affairs. ABC cokie Roberts joins us now to weigh in on this so what are you hearing about this, cokie? Well, what we're hear something what ABC news has been reporting and Sarah Palin has been taking our story and posting it on social media saying veterans affairs. I have to say, robin, that fair or not she has become basically a laughingstock and Donald Trump was so adamant throughout the campaign about the great care that he was going to show to veterans that putting her in that position could be a problem for him. Well, cokie, also if he does appoint her do you think she's going to have trouble with congress? Sure, she is. I mean, absolutely. She's -- you know, she's a very controversial figure. Now, she was for trump very early in the campaign, so he probably does feel he owes her something. But this is more than he probably wants to take on and think of poor John McCain, someone would cares desperately about veterans who picked Sarah Palin as his running mate and has been very careful not to criticize her but then he'd have to vote on her, that's a tough one. That would be a tough situation. Controversy and we have another one too. Yeah, we have another controversy. This one involving a new TV show, HBO's new show "The young pope" premieres mex month sparking outrage over Jude law's portrayal of a not so conventional Vatican leader. Take a look. Your holiness, your sins. I don't have any sins to confess. I'm a contradiction. I think I can see why a lot of people. Larry Hackett is joining us. This pope is portrayed as a borderline anti-christ reality but compares himself to god. What is the reaction to this show? I have an idea what you're going to say. He smokes and drinks cherry coke so you can imagine, you know, the wrath that will fall on him. It debuted in Italy to critical raves and as a former altar boy and choir boy I can assure you that, you know, as surely as the eucharist follows the homily there will be people who find this completely offensive and one more attack on the catholic church. As you saw in that clip, the catholic church has three things that make it a fantastic vehicle for drama. Power, it has mystery and it has unbelievable pageantry and outfits. This lends itself to people recreating it and thinking preposterous things about it. We checked with the pope, the office -- the pope's office says he doesn't even watch television so they're not losing a lot of sleep about this but it's driving the controversy that people are going want to see it. Well, we're talking about it. Absolutely. We have to, you know, again, say this is not based on any particular pope, obviously. No, he's an American pope in this, right. Cokie, you covered many popes and, of course, your great mother, the U.S. Ambassador, so I saw you watching the clip as Larry was talking. What do you think? Actually I was thinking as he was talking, pope Benedict drank orangeade so it's not that crazy. We watched this just now in the makeup room. Lots of clips of it and what I've got to say it's awful. It is really just tedious and boring and, you know, all of that mystery and stuff, it gets lost in these long, long speeches and really it's not worth getting exercised over because it's just so bad. I think it'll be the "Game of throne" of St. Peter when it comes out. Stephen, would you watch it. He'll watch it at least once. Jude law is a great actor. No question about that and, secondly, controversy sells. I'm going to see what everybody is in an uproar about before I decide whether or not I'm going to watch it. Leave it to Stephen a. The comeback of Tiger Woods is what you're here to talk about. He hasn't played professionally in 15 months. Right. He is back now. A lot of people are talking about it. Heing looks good. Well, he always looks good in recent years until he has to swing that golf club and then obviously he doesn't look so good when you're ranked 257th in the world at the time. It's been a bad time. Hasn't won a major since 2008 and when you think about tiger Woods it's all about the majors. He's won since then but not a major. All about whether or not he will catch jack Nicklaus' 18 majors. That's it. That's all anybody cares about. He's got 14. You don't think so. I don't think so. I think because of everything that he endured psychologically he was warped. When you come across as if you've been living a lie and get exposed for that, it's a lot to overcome. I think physically and I think in terms of his skill set he can compete with anybody in the world when he's at the top of his game but his edge was also psychological. He intimidated opponents and intimidates nobody now. You have guys feeling sorry for him and hoping he resurrects himself because when he's successful you get paid. I felt bad for the guys he was going against. I didn't realize it was 2008, it's been that long. We've seen great comebacks. All of us have seen them is there I'm hopeful. I want everybody to answer this question. Question for everybody. Do you think Tiger Woods can be successful in his comeback bid, maybe not this weekend but at some point? No, I don't see it. I really -- I've seen nothing in his game that tells me he can come back to the level that we were accustomed to seeing. If I can follow up on his psychological point, when you have athletes shooting for something, Nicklaus' trophy you need the crowd and audience behind you. I don't think there's a reservoir of good will for tiger. He will be doing this alone. I don't think the public cares about him and has a factor in how he performs. Come on, cokie. I don't know whether he can come back or not but I'm thrilled to have him back because he's so cute. And it's really fun to look at him. Oh. We're all rooting for him. I'm rooting for him. I think there's -- I always hold out hope when people say you can't do something he will prove them wrong and Larry's point you need the fans behind you but I've never -- I love to perform in front of boos too. That's true. You never disappeared for years and that's the key here. You didn't disappear and then try to come back. You didn't fall off a cliff and then try to come back. Some of the games I played fans of the team thought I did. I never saw that. I never saw that. 14 major victories, 79 overall. Amazing. Come on. He's the greatest ever but we're talking about -- Former number one. Remembered for that. Eventually. And the fact he's cute as cokie said. There you go. Everybody has their point of view.
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