Today, Republicans are voting here in Florida. I couldn’t vote as I’m most certainly not a Republican!
But I did talk with two occupy protesters today – one in DC and one in Oakland – both of whom seemed to understand the need to occupy the ballot box.
First up, I spoke with Eric Loetke, a PTA dad and Occupy DC protester. Although the DC Parks Police issued a deadline of noon yesterday for both encampments at McPherson Sqaure and Freedom Plaza to be cleared, the police have yet to take any action. Eric joined with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee to ask people to sign a petition urging the National Park Service that First Amendment rights trump camping rules.
Then I spoke with Kevin Seal of Occupy Oakland, who gave his account of the events that happened there on Saturday night.
During the show, my buddy Brad Friedman of BradBlog tweeted about a story he had just broken. I got him on the phone before he went back to bed to talk about the fact that Virginia is now officially investigating the Gingrich campaign for election fraud!
VIDEO- BLUNT: Newt Gingrich, in a word (about 3 mins)