Last Word: Religion in Politics

On September 15, 2011 the Arrowflinger heard C-Span Washington Journal host Susan Swain pose the morning question of whether a candidate’s religious stance has any bearing on whether a citizen votes for him. This prompted a rowdy call concluding with “Most politicians….are more crooked than a barrel of fish hooks!” This video from a turnip patch expounds on the theme of that morning.

The situation that prompted this unscripted humor was that the ArrowFlinger had gone on local talk radio to promote various candidates, including Speaker of the House David Ralston, who was mistakenly praised as “a reformer,” but then the Speaker took a $17,000 lobbyist-paid vacation.

Warning to politicians. DO NOT GO WRONG after this man has put his name on the line in support of you!

Here is the C-Span interview, concluding in a barrel of fish hooks.

Last Word: Former Rep. Tom Davis (R, Virginia) on Campaign 2010

On July 13, 2010 former Congressman Tom Davis, a Republican of Virginia was on C-Span’s Washington Journal with host Paul Orgel to discuss the 2010 GOP election efforts. Rep. Davis was a prior Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. The topic of the Commodities Futures Modernization Act of 2000 came up. Since that day, horrendous consequences of the CFMA have become manifest, principally the M.F. Global bankruptcy.

The original C-Span interview appears below.