Sunday, April 20, 2008

What Political Talkshows Were Like Fifty Years Ago

Political television shows are now hosted by blowhards like Chris Matthews or Keith Olberman, but back in the day most hosts had class. The guest is none other than the father of one US President and grandfather of another, Senator Prescott Bush, Republican of Connecticut.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Richardson: How I Picked Obama

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson talks about his turning point in making the decision to endorse Barack Obama and not the wife of his former employer for President. Richardson cites intense pressure from the Clinton campaign and his disgust at anti-Obama television ads the New York Senator aired.

Richardson was confident he had been loyal to President Clinton during his years of service as UN Ambassador and Energy Secretary. Richardson claims that supporters of the former First Lady told him he owed her his support. "That really ticked me off," Richardson said, "But I don't think that loyalty is transferable to his wife... You don't transfer loyalty to a dynasty."