For the second half of the show, Conservative Mike Pintek talked with Conservative Bill Green about yesterday's primary election returns.
In the first half of the show, Conservative Mike Pintek talked with Duquesne Law School Professor Bruce Ledewitz about his book American Religious Democracy: Coming to Terms with the End of Secular Politics where, at the end of the conversation, Pintek repeated one of the Clinton Myths that would not die:
Gov Bob Casey was denied the opportunity to speak at the 92 Democratic Convention because he was pro-life.
Pintek said it, Ledewitz agreed with it. Too bad they're both wrong.
There's an old New Republic article from 1996 (that's more than 10 years ago, Mike) that explained the whole thing. However since TNR's archives are behind a subscription wall, here's a snippet from a letter to the Editor from April of this year:
According to those who actually doled out the 1992 convention speaking slots, Casey was denied a turn for one simple reason: his refusal to endorse the Clinton-Gore ticket. "It's just not factual!" stammers James Carville, apoplectic over Casey's claims. "You'd have to be idiotic to give a speaking role to a person who hadn't even endorsed you."Again, this was written 1996.
Good going, Mike. You're a wingnut through and through.