Joe McCarthy = Allen West

I take one morning off and everything goes insane!  Seriously, as I watched a parade of ridiculous events transpire Tuesday afternoon and evening, all I could think was that it figures, I’d be off the air the following day.

So, today’s show began with a recap of the madness…

First, Rick “Frothy” Santorum pulls out – of the presidential race, that is.  Aww shucks, sorry to see his campaign come to an end (or not).

Then, George W. Bush emerged from the shadows to remind us of his lack of brains.  One direct quote: “If you raise taxes inotherwords (I think) if you let the I wish they weren’t called the Bush tax cuts.  If they’re called some other body’s tax cuts they’re probly less likely to less likely to … to be raised.. hyuh. ”   Seriously.  Watch for yourself:

As if that weren’t nearly enough, George Zimmmerman’s attorneys called a press conference to announce that they were dropping their client because he hadn’t responded to them in two days, but added in a surreal event that they’d be happy to take him back if he’d just call!

And, to top it all off, Allen West proved to the rest of the world that he’s certifiably insane. At another event he calls a town hall meeting (but is really nothing more than a lecture, as no constituents are actually allowed to engage their congressman), he asserted that the members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are all card-carrying Communists! Again, I couldn’t make this shit up if I tried….

And that’s the man that Sarah Palin and others want Romney to choose as his running mate. I know why Palin wants that; it’ll make her look almost qualified!

So, after bringing us all up to date on that … I spoke with Chase Madar – civil rights attorney and author of the new book, The Passion of Bradley Manning: The Story of the Suspect Behind the Largest Breach in US History.

In the second hour, I told about my day yesterday at the Carnival shareholders meeting, and spoke with Jose Suarez of 1Miami, who organized the protest there.