September 02 2008 show notes


Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.


Tuesday 02 September '08 show




  • Show live from the radio row of the 2008 Republican National Convention, St. Paul.
  • Yesterday Thom and Jan Roberts saw police banging a kids' head into the cement after they had caught him. The people in the restaurant opposite applauded.
  • Thom talked for an hour with Amy Goodman, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar of Democracy Now! at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul about their arrests and those of other members of the press, the protests, and the "preemptive raids" on peaceful non-protesting groups such as the I-Witness Video collective. transcript.
  • Bumper Music: Hug A Republican, Theory of Everything.
  • Bumper Music: What You Give Away, Vince Gill.
  • Bumper Music: Stand, Rascal Flatts.
  • Guest: Republican Congresswoman Heather Wilson (R-NM). Thom was on the RNC conference call this morning, they were talking about the schedule, prayed over the hurricane. They were saying that there would be speeches from Fred Thompson, Joe Lieberman, tomorrow maybe Bush from the White House, then we will see. There was no mention of Palin. The first questions were not about her either, and when there was one the caller was told "we're not going to get into details about Palin's time or speech". Is Palin a Tom Eagleton candidate? No, tomorrow is the nomination of Palin for VP, but they were only talking about today. She lost her primary in June and will be retiring from the House in January. It's a battleground state. Her take on Sarah Palin. She likes an outsider, reformer, not afraid to take things on. McCain has always been a Maverick, in spite of 90% record of voting with Bush. Those percentages don't mean anything as they include procedural votes; she's voted with Nancy Pelosi 60% of the time herself. She didn't agree with him on campaign finance reform. Governor Palin is effective and popular in Alaska for taking on corruption there.

    Two years ago Joe Biden was staring across the table at Slobodan Milo

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