It’s the last full day before America heads to the polls to vote at a very scary time. And that has nothing to do with the fact that yesterday was Halloween, and that I wore the scariest costume I could think of. (See the picture above. Read to the bottom of the post to find out who I was.)
It seems as if there’s more at stake now than ever before-but the Democrats aren’t a whole lot better than the Republicans, so perhaps that’s what’s so scary about it.
I didn’t go to Washington DC this weekend to attend John Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity. Unfortunately, I spent much of the time it was airing on TV at the vet with my dog Pooh. But I got in the car and tuned into C-Span radio just in time to hear his closing speech, which hit just the right chord. He said it perfectly…
We’ll check in with Lizz Winstead this morning for a re-cap of the day’s festivities. The co-creator of the Daily Show (and also of Air America Radio) was there Saturday, and performed two post-rally shows in nearby Arlington, VA Saturday night, and will fill us in on what went on.
I’ll also chat with Congressman Ron Klein this morning, who represents Florida’s 22nd District (where I currently live), and is being challenged by one of the scariest of the tea partiers out there – Allen West.
And, since it’s Monday, Nicole Belle of Crooks and Liars will be here for our weekly “Fools on the Hill” segment. Here’s her peek at this weeks’ madness:
For the final weekend before the midterm elections, it was a surprisingly subdued Sunday schedule. Perhaps the thwarted Yemeni explosive/terrorist threat sucked out all the oxygen, maybe the news channels felt chastened by Jon Stewart and the Rally for Sanity (which I seriously doubt, but stranger things have happened), but I was not impressed by the caliber of guests nor the conversation this Sunday.
Not that we’re completely devoid of news of the absurd. Case in point, Sarah Palin, the ostensible queen of the Tea Party and great GOP hope for 2012 showed up on Fox News Sunday (naturally, she’s won’t appear anywhere else). Sarah defended herself against charges by Karl Rove and others that she can’t really be a credible candidate in 2012, because she’s doing a reality television show and that doesn’t show the gravitas of a say, George W. Bush.
Karl Rove told the British newspaper Telegraph last week that Palin’s new TLC show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, doesn’t help her 2012 chances.
“With all due candor, appearing on your own reality show on the Discovery Channel, I am not certain how that fits in the American calculus of ‘that helps me see you in the Oval Office,'” Rove said.
“There are high standards that the American people have for it