Abdul Hakim-Shabazz of Abdul in the Morning is "unleashing the kraken," politically speaking, by allowing me to do commentary today when Republicans Dan Coats, John Hostettler, Marlin Stutzman, Richard Behney, and Don Bates, Jr. sit down for a "Republican Roundtable" at the Indiana War Memorial Theater from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Let's just say that the rhetorical knives have been sharpened for my segments, which I'm told will be around 3:15-3:45 p.m. and again around 5:30 p.m (on WXNT Talk Radio 1430-AM). I will be on air with Thomas Cook of Blue Indiana fame and Dan Burton's main man, Josh Gillespie, with Hoosier Access.
If you have a question for any of these gentleman, send it here.
For those of you fortunate enough to be able to drink at home at 3:00 p.m. today (or, unfortunately, alcoholic enough to be sneaking it at work), here are the "Official GOP Roundtable Drinking Game" rules.
1. Take a sip every time a GOP candidate for U.S. Senate:
- Says "government takeover" (this one might make you drunk before opening statements conclude);
- Specifically criticizes President Obama;
- Refers to 9-11;
- Uses the phrase "cut and run" to describe military policy;
- Refers to "judicial activism"; or
- Name drops "Ronald Reagan." (If Marlin Stutzman does it, take four drinks, as Stutzman was four years old when Reagan went into office)
2. Take a full drink every time a GOP candidate for U.S. Senate:
- Claims to be more pro-life than someone else on the stage;
- Specifically criticizes another Republican on the stage about anything; or
- Says anything positive about any Democrat at any level
4. Drink an entire bottle of scotch if:
- Any Republican calls Medicare "as socialist as healthcare reform" and calls for its repeal. (I know, it's exactly the same, but nobody will say it, I assure you).