Below you can find some of the notable comments made Sunday on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” North Korea roundtable guests included ABC News’ chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz, who just returned from reporting at the North Korean border; New York Times chief Washington correspondent and author of “Confront and Conceal” David Sanger; Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren; and ABC News’ George Will. Joining Greta and George on the “This Week” powerhouse political roundtable was president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group Arianna Huffington; Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman; former Reagan budget director David Stockman, and author of “The Great Deformation: the Corruption of Capitalism in America.”
Huffington wishes Hillary would have taken ‘more time’
HUFFINGTON: No, no. She’s obviously running. But what I was hoping is that she would have taken to more time to become what she called herself, untired.
HUFFINGTON: Untired. That was her term, you know? She wanted to sleep in. To be able to recharge herself. She hasn’t given herself that time. And I think that’s sending a bad message to women that the only way to succeed, the only way to run is to drive yourself into the ground.
After all she collapsed, she had a concussion. And right now you see a greater debate among corporations among corporations, among individuals, how can redefine success? How we can actually reduce stress and burnout? Which is having a terrible impact on our health care system.
Van Susteren says inside North Korea, ‘they think we’re getting ready for war’
VAN SUSTEREN: The whole time we were there, all we saw was preparation for war…If you go inside, they have been at war with us since the early 1950s. They think that every single one of us is spending every Saturday night sitting around planning how to get them while we’re busy ordering pizzas and Chinese food carryout, they think that we’re getting ready for war.
Sanger and Raddatz agree a North Korean missile that heads ‘right into the water’ is the best option
SANGER: A test that went right into the water would be the best thing that could happen. It’s better than sinking a ship…
RADDATZ: As long as no one responds.
RADDATZ: That would be best.
Stockman thinks ‘the machinery of government is massively failing’
STOCKMAN: I think the machinery of government is massively failing. And that’s the problem we face. And it’s a real threat to Main Street economy, and that’s why the numbers are far more serious –that you heard Friday– than is being suggested by the White House.
Huffington says everyone should ‘lighten up’ over Obama’s Kamala Harris comment
HUFFINGTON: Everybody should relax. Lighten up. It was an aside. It’s unbelievable. George and I were talking in the green room about the GK Chesterton quote, “If there is one thing worse than the modern weakening of modern morals, it’s the modern strengthening of minor morals.”
Mock outrage. I mean I wish there was more outrage about the jobs numbers than there was about, than we had about Kamala Harris.
On Harris comment, Will commends the President for finally saying ‘something accurate’
WILL: First, the President finally said something accurate and we should treasure him for this. Second, there is nothing, no growth industry in this country like the manufacturing of synthetic indignation.
Krugman calls Obama’s Kamala Harris comment ‘dumb’
KRUGMAN: This is, it was dumb. And it’s right to slap him for it. But you know, there’s a little bit of pig in all of us. I speak from personal experience. So there we are.