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Thursday, November 29th, 2007

WT? on Veracifer


I spent some time on the horn Tuesday with the fantastic Raleigh-Elizabeth Smith as the subject of Veracifier’s “Wednesday Interview.” I also saw her and Veracifier producer Mark Boxser last night at the CNN/YT debate. You can read the interview – and all about WT? – here.

Raliegh told me she had some personal experience with our broken voting system. “I was in Alabama in November of 2004. And I remember how on Election Day, it rained. And in rural Alabama, if you don’t have a car, there’s no way to get to the polls. It’s not like you can just hop on a bus and go. You just can’t vote.” To read my response, and rest of the interview, head over to the Veracifier blog.

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

C.J. Phillips: Governor Bob Riley of Alabama (R) says “’cause that’s when the election is!”

Way to take it to the streets, people! C.J. Phillips caught up with Governor Bob Rily on November 3. Says C.J., “I’m not the best with the video camera but you get the idea. Steve Doocy was in Birmingham for a book signing and Mr. Riley stopped by to talk with him for a moment. It all took place in Birmingham just outside of the Crest building where famed radio personalities Rick and Bubba are located.”

In this quick clip, the Governor displays a fairly keen grasp of tautology; to be fair, it’s a deft answer in its circular way. Tuesday is indeed when the election is. I guess what we need to consider next is whether it’s when the election should be.

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