Video: Talking class warfare, Casey Anthony, and MN shutdown on Tom Sullivan Show

posted at 2:00 pm on July 10, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Earlier this week, I taped an appearance on the Tom Sullivan Show, which aired for the first time yesterday on Fox Business Channel. Tom put together a good panel, with Lauren Simonetti from Fox Business and economist Lindsey Piegza. We went through two rather similar topics in the Minnesota shutdown, which comes at the end, and the ramped up class-warfare rhetoric coming out of the White House of late. We also debated whether cameras in courtrooms have become a problem in trials like the one involving Casey Anthony or whether the media is the problem:

I was happy to set the record straight on the Minnesota shutdown, but I missed the opportunity to rebut Lauren on the Canterbury issue. Yes, the lack of state inspections has hampered business at the race track, but that hardly impacts most Minnesotans. The bigger impact is certainly with people who regularly access state services. I wasn’t arguing that there is no impact, but that the impact has been barely noticeable for most Minnesotans. People here are annoyed by the inability of the government to resolve the issue, but the people getting most hurt are the state workers who support Dayton and suddenly don’t have any income. As more of the details emerge from this standoff, the worse it will look for Dayton, who deliberately waited until the session ended to veto the budget bills the GOP produced six weeks earlier — six weeks in which Dayton refused to negotiate on the bills separately so that state government could keep operating.

By the way, I mention that I’d been to a baseball game the day before, which is one reason I may look a little stiff (or more so than usual, anyway). I forgot the sunscreen and ended up with bad sunburns on my neck and legs, which made for an interesting morning with a necktie and long pants. Thankfully, the show asked for a makeup artist that blended down my neck and face, or I might have looked like a beet. Nevertheless, I had a lot of fun with Tom, Lauren, and Lindsey, and hopefully I’ll get another chance soon to contribute.

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Excellent job Capt. Ed!..:)

PS..Congrats to Tom Sullivan on getting a show on FNBC!..:)

Dire Straits on July 10, 2011 at 2:14 PM

“ them money voluntarily..”

Right. And the evil corporatists dispatch their private security forces to your door and force you — at gunpoint — to go down to Rite Aide and buy your Depends?

The War Planner on July 10, 2011 at 2:15 PM

Good job, Ed. Get that exposure…

OmahaConservative on July 10, 2011 at 3:08 PM

I saw it first hand last night. Good work Ed!

Highwayman on July 10, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Good job and great points Ed.

whbates on July 10, 2011 at 5:18 PM

I was also wondering if you should have mentioned that this race track requires gub-ment approval for operate. So, is it truly a “private” enterprise? Why isn’t it that in the absence of a complaint that the track operate under the innocent until proven guilty paradigm?

Fogpig on July 10, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Yes, it’s still a private enterprise. Because it’s a gambling establishment, it’s got a lot of regulation, including inspections of the horses themselves to ensure their proper care (and no tampering), which the state government conducts. The alternative would allow for fraud and abuse to easily occur; I saw a little of this in Arizona almost 20 years ago, when more than a hundred corpses of racing dogs turned up in the desert.

Ed Morrissey on July 11, 2011 at 8:07 AM