Prediction

Our panelists predict how the other Republican candidates will compete with Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan.

PETER SAGAL, host: Now, Panel, how will the rest of the GOP field compete with Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan? Charlie Pierce?

CHARLIE PIERCE: They have already started. We have Rick Santorum's environmental policy: pine-pine-pine, Rick Perry's pre-debate regime: whine-whine-whine, and Mitt Romney's economic policy: mine-mine-mine.

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SAGAL: Amy Dickinson?

AMY DICKINSON: Okay, it's called the five dollar foot long tax plan. Every American has to pay five dollars for every foot tall they are. This is something where I would do very well, actually.

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SAGAL: Mo Rocca?

MO ROCCA: Newt Gingrich, to capture the classical music voters, will unveil "Eine Kleine Neine Neine Nachtmusik."

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KORVA COLEMAN, host: And if the candidates propose any of these plans, we'll ask you about it on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!.

SAGAL: Thank you, Korva Coleman.

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SAGAL: Thanks also to Charlie Pierce, Amy Dickinson and Mo Rocca. Thanks to all of you for listening. We'll see you next week.

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