Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), Duane “Generalissimo” Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show will not be able to make it for our normal week in review, but we have a great lineup for today’s show anyway. Jazz Shaw joins me as co-host as we interview Carly Fiorina, who just threw her hat into the ring in California for the Republican nomination for Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat. She got endorsements from some solid Republican conservatives, such as Tom Coburn and Jon Kyl after her announcement yesterday, and we’ll get a chance to discuss her views on TEMS!

But that’s just part of what we have on tap today. Baldilocks talks to us about her new novel, The Tale of the Tigers, which will come out later this month. Kerry Picket joins us to discuss the news inside the Beltway today, which will probably be all about the Fort Hood attack and the Democratic push on ObamaCare. And Jazz and I will dissect the latest effort from HCAN to demonstrate their lack of comprehension of the word “competition.” Don’t miss a minute of it!

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