Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), we’ll take a look at the past week with Duane “Generalissimo” Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show. Duane and I will cover a long week of stories, including the death of Ted Kennedy and the hagiographies to come, the deficit admission and what that means, and Obama’s sliding poll numbers. All of this and more — and stay tuned for a preview of tonight’s Hugh Hewitt Show.

At 4:30 pm, after we wrap up with Duane, the Boss joins us to talk about Culture of Corruption, the book that has been at the top of the NYT best-seller list for four straight weeks. I wonder why people are finding this so relevant? Michelle explains the obvious, talks about the series of entirely predictable scandals, and checks up on us to make sure we’re all working. Look busy!

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