Is Jamie Rubin Really A Sales Man?

If you look at these two videos I'd have to say it is hard to tell the two comedians apart. Why do I say two comedians? Well there seems to be a little stretching of the truth going on here. Here is what John McCain said:
"I think the United States should take a step back, see what they do when they form their government, see what their policies are, and see the ways that we can engage with them, and if there aren't any, there may be a hiatus."
And here is how Jamie Rubin presets what McCain said.
"I think the United States should take a step back, see what they do when they form their government, see what their policies are, and see the ways that we can engage with them,
Now we can see that Soupy Sales is obviously the better comedian because he gets his jokes across live and unedited. Or perhaps I'm being too harsh. Perhaps Jamie Rubin is really Soupy Sales in drag. They sure look a lot alike.

And Obama? Well he is just a liar. Or perhaps I'm being too harsh. Perhaps Barack Hussein Obama is just a failed comedy act. Maybe that is why he isn't getting any laughs. Tell us another joke Barry. Maybe the next one will go over better.

H/T Gateway Pundit via Instapundit

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posted by Simon on 05.18.08 at 02:10 AM


I remember Ricard Nixon saying "Sock it to me" on Laugh-In. I didn't realize he also did a cameo on the Soupy Sales Show.

G. Weightman   ·  May 18, 2008 11:09 AM

Soupy had better sidekicks,too...White Fang and Black Tooth....Rubin only has White Femme and Black Fool

Robbins Mitchell   ·  May 18, 2008 12:18 PM

So what is Rubin? Is he a reporter? A
democratic operative for Barack Obama? What? Why is he interviewing John McCain if he's not a reporter? I mean, aren't reporter's supposed to be objective?

mishu   ·  May 18, 2008 12:37 PM

Saw the guy on Larry King.

When dems have the goods on a republican, they look gleeful. JR looked sweaty and nervous.

mark   ·  May 18, 2008 1:01 PM

I just copied this from Rubin's blog (Dec 5, 2007). He really IS a comedian:

"I like the idea of small ways to remind me to be more aware of the people and things around me and look forward to stumbling upon and incorporating more of them into my routine."

See? He's got a "routine".

Fred Beloit   ·  May 18, 2008 1:06 PM

Listen to what Rubin said in the last thirty seconds. He lapses from talking about Democrats and Republicans, to Democrats and "us". His
very last sentence: "... Obama, Clinton, Biden, me, all of us. We're not going to take it anymore."

He should recuse himself from any other political reporting this election cycle.

Kenneth Greenlee   ·  May 18, 2008 1:12 PM

This looks like it's from Soupy's original show on WXYZ-TV in Detroit. Rube Weiss, who did many of the characters and voices, including White Fang and Black Tooth, is the father of music producer Dave Was, whose band with boyhood friend Don Was, Was Not Was, recently reunited.

Bozoer Rebbe   ·  May 18, 2008 1:55 PM

Yo no lo comprendo.

How does Soupy Sales fit here? I kept waiting for a cream pie to come flying across the set. As to this being a "classic attack by Republicans," and not taking it anymore, give me a break. You can no longer hide. You spew your non-patriotic crap and there's a permanent record at fingertip availability. Obama said plainly, purely and simply during the first debate, he'd meet with NO preconditions with our enemies -- an idea that floated very well in that debate and continues to resonate among Liberals. Republicans have every right to hammer away at they and so they will. This is but one single thread of straight-up self loathing that is so prominent in Liberal circles and one that gets rightly interpreted as a resolute absence of patriotism. Yes, this guy looks a bit like Soupy Sales, but without a flying pie in the face I'm not going to watch him any more. These people piss me off.

bour3   ·  May 18, 2008 2:20 PM

"My girlfriend doesn't know how to make a pie...but she sure can make my banana cream"

Robbins Mitchell   ·  May 18, 2008 2:45 PM

For your dining and dancing pleasure, I give you Jamie Rubin's official theme song:

MarkJ   ·  May 18, 2008 3:14 PM

I seem to recall you are from Philly area. This is off-topic but do you read the Inquirer regularly? I do all my life but it has gotten to the point I can't stand their polictics which bleeds all over the news stories.

Yesterday they idiotorialized about 21 million DEMS who don't have drivers licenses and today they opine that it is great gas prices are high and SEPTA ridership has increased by 24% in 3 years. I called themon that bullshit but I am curious how you view that paper.

If they judged their own accuracy the same way they judged Bush on pre-war Iraq intelligence, they'd have to call themselves liars.

AJ Lynch   ·  May 18, 2008 5:58 PM

Robbins Mitchell,

Cracked me up!

M. Simon   ·  May 18, 2008 6:03 PM


It is Eric who is from Philly (I'm from Rockford, Illinois). I have given him a heads up and maybe he will chime in with an answer. Check back over the next day or so as I gather he is on the road.


M. Simon   ·  May 18, 2008 6:08 PM


Just wrote my zillionth post criticizing the Inky this morning, as a matter of fact -- on one of the issues you mentioned. I have lost track of the number of times I have taken issue with them (especially on gun control and anti-gun bias), but to my astonishment, I haven't changed their mind!

Eric Scheie   ·  May 18, 2008 11:41 PM

Sales speaks clearly, is an engaging character. Rubin has an unattractive slur, an unpleasant tone in his voice.

Jenn   ·  May 19, 2008 4:26 AM

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