Almanac | Political Puppet Theater from the Archives | Season 2024 | Episode 5

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OF MICHIGAN AND COLORADO.

IT WILL PROBABLY TAKE YEARS.

>> Cathy: THANKS, YOU GUYS, APPRECIATE IT.

>> THANK YOU WILL.

>> CATHY: THANK YOU BOTH.

MPR NEWS SENIOR POLITICAL EDITOR MIKE MULCAHY FINISHED UP HIS FINAL WEEK COVERING MINNESOTA POLITICS EARLIER TODAY.

MULCAHY SPENT NEARLY 40 YEARS COVERING NEWS AND POLITICS IN PUBLIC MEDIA, MOST OF THE TIME AT MPR.

BUT FOR A FEW YEARS IN THE MID 1990S, MIKE COVERED POLITICS FOR US HERE AT “ALMANAC.”

DURING THE 1996 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, MULCAHY WAS THE MASTERMIND, AND THE VOICE, BEHIND “POLITICAL PUPPET THEATRE.”

HERE’S OUR PRODUCERS’ FAVORITE EPISODE.

♪♪ >> JUST DON’T DO IT.

JUST DON’T DO IT.

JUST DON’T DO IT.

>> DON’T GOOD WHAT?

DEBATE ME, IS THAT THE PROBLEM, YOU DON’T WANTS TO DEBATE ME?

WHY SHOULDN’T YOU DEBATE ME?

HEY, MAKE YOUR CAMPAIGN SLOGAN DON’T DEBATE ROSS PEROT.

>> HOW ABOUT THE BOSTON — >> HEY, WHY DON’T YOU DEBATE SADDAM HUSSEIN?

HAVEN’T SEEN MUCH HAVE OH HIM, MAYBE YOU CAN GET HIM TO DEBATE YOU.

>> COME ON, ONE, TWO, THREE.

>> I’VE FALLEN AND I CAN’T GET UP.

HEY, SOMEBODY HELP ME HERE.

CLINTON, I’LL GET YOU FOR THIS.

YOU, TOO, PEROT, YOU

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