Penn and O'Donnell talk politics
by Adam Finley, posted Jun 2nd 2006 12:02PM
Okay, I'm usually not interested in listening to other people talk about politics, and especially not on talk radio, which has a tendency to make all viewpoints, even the ones I agree with, sound annoying. However, magician Penn Jillette had Lawrence O'Donnell on his radio show yesterday to spout off on things political, and it was quite interesting. Of course, you might have the reaction I usually do to these sort of things and find it a complete yawnfest. O'Donnell is a former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, a political analyst on MSNBC, a panelist on The McLaughlin Group, and was a writer and executive producer for The West Wing. He has some interesting things to say about politics in general, and not always partisan issues, either. Anyway, if that's not your cup of tea, I encourage you to at least skip ahead to about twenty-eight minutes into the show when a cranky old woman calls and all but yells at O'Donnell for all the minor mistakes that popped up on The West Wing.