Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Air America offers to host GOP debates

I'm having a crazy busy day but so little makes me laugh these days that I'm stealing two minutes to link to this brilliant offer.
Tweaking the Fox News Channel, the president of liberal Air America Radio this morning sent a letter to the chairmen of four state Republican parties, offering to host and broadcast the state parties' upcoming presidential debates.

Agreeing to the debate “would allow Republicans to differentiate themselves from Democrats,” Air America President Mark Green wrote to the Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, and South Carolina Republican chairmen in a deadpan communication provided this morning to The Politico.

The Nevada State Democratic Party dropped plans for Fox to broadcast an August debate after furious pressure from online activists, a move that drew attacks from Fox and the label of “Stalinist” from one Fox News commentator, Mort Kondracke.

“Should you accept Air America’s offer, Republicans would both embrace free debate and stick it to Stalin at the same time,” Green wrote.
You can read the whole letter at the link and unlike Fox, they're willing to allow a rightwing co-host. Maybe I'm just punchy but I think it's brilliant and hilarious. I'm wishing the offer would catch some mainstream buzz but I'm not holding my breath. The big guys hate to outmanuevered like this. Still, wouldn't it be fun to see how Kondrake spins it when the GOP turns them down?
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