Sunday, September 6, 2009
Every week CUIP's president Jacqueline Salit and strategist/philosopher Fred Newman watch the political talk shows and discuss them. Here are excerpts from their dialogues compiled on Sunday, September 6, 2009 after watching selections from "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," "Hardball with Chris Matthews," and "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."
Salit: I already have a working title for this week's Talk/Talk.
Newman: Which is?
Salit: "Obama's Entanglements." No doubt it's something of a redundancy, because being President of the United States is all about entanglements. But the two in particular that we'll talk about today are Afghanistan and the fight over health care.
Newman: I have an alternative title.
Salit: What is it?
Newman: My title is "So What If He Is a Socialist?"
Read Talk Talk in its entirety here.