Tue, 9 July 2013
Bit of an unusual show this morning. Less obviously political in its focus, though we start out by discussing the spectacle of Eliot Spitzer's attempt to reenter electoral politics, and the strange dynamics of scandal as it applies to Dems versus Republicans, and those who manage to win anyway versus those who don't. Well, history is written by the winners. That's always been true. Greg Dworkin picks up the conversation, and adds news from Oregon's scrapping of its proposed logo (logo? what?) for legalized cannabis products, the Canadian train derailment and explosion, and the conservative push to smother the immigration bill in the House. So, for a change of pace, I continued with the discussion of the wacky uptown vs. downtown Manhattan article, and the weird web of connections I found when I did just a little bit of looking behind the names named in the write-up. Amazing how the other half -- or rather, 1% of the 1% -- lives.