Sunday, November 2, 2008

FDH Lounge Show #37: November 2, 2008

By Rick Morris

Tonight's 37th edition of THE FDH LOUNGE on (8-11 PM EDT) will serve as a refreshing return as we come off of our five-week hiatus.

In Hour One, after The Dignitaries of The Lounge make their opening statements, we bring in a very special guest just two days in advance of a historic presidential election. Adam Brickley is a young political activist who started a movement that ended up changing history. In February of 2007, with Sarah Palin just one month into her first term as governor of Alaska, he started up the Draft Sarah Palin for Vice President blog, which was the first effort to catapult Mrs. Palin into the limelight for 2008. Little-noticed at first, it picked up steam and is credited with helping to get the ball rolling in terms of the governor's national viability for this election cycle. If you don't believe that statement, ask yourself why the governor and her husband called Adam to thank him on the day of her selection. In a decade that has seen the Internet transform politics organizationally so many ways, Adam's story testifies to the power that an average citizen now can have to mobilize like-minded people in every corner of our nation. We are proud to speak to him at approximately 8:20 PM EDT.

From there, toward the bottom of the first hour, we bring in Lounge Dignitary Nate Noy, who is on the ground in Southern Ohio in one of the hottest congressional races in the country and what might well be the only legitimate three-way race. Lounge readers have been following Nate's dispatches from the Ohio 2nd district as independent David Krikorian gains on incumbent Republican Jean Schmidt and Democrat Victoria Wulsin day by day. What is the latest trajectory of the race? Nate will break it down for us.

Later in Hour Two, we move into Part One of our presidential election preview. The Dignitaries will provide you with state-by-state predictions of how the Electoral College will end up deciding this race. Is this election absolutely, positively over? We'll let you know.

Toward the end of Hour Two, we preview the 2008-2009 NBA season and let you know who's for real and who are the frauds. Then, early in Hour Three, it's The FDH Lounge Pigskin Report as we review a wild weekend of college and NFL action before giving way for most of the third hour to be consumed by Part Two of the presidential election preview. What were the most decisive moments of this campaign? How would the candidates govern? We'll talk about all of that and much, much more. Then, we end the show with a twist so mysterious that only The FDH Lounge New York Bureau knows what it is: you rasslin' fans from the 1988 NWA days might remember an angle where Larry Zbyszko and Baby Doll were blackmailing Dusty Rhodes with the contents of a mysterious envelope. Well, that angle got dropped and ended up going nowhere -- but we've got an envelope of our own, sent to us by The Bureau weeks ago with instructions to open it during our first show back from hiatus. We're back and we haven't opened it yet (the webcams don't lie -- we'll show that the envelope was unopened!), so we'll all find out together what The Bureau has in mind for us.

It all goes down tonight on the most varied program available anywhere, The FDH Lounge, only on!

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