The Ed Morrissey Show: Andrew Malcolm, Bob Vander Plaats, Rick Moran

Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), Andrew Malcolm from the LA Times’ Top of the Ticket joins us again to discuss the latest in politics. Have Americans jumped onto Hope and Change, or do they still distrust big government solutions? We’ll ask Andrew about Dianne Feinstein’s latest scandal, and whether he thinks that will get much play in California. In the second half, we welcome Bob Vander Plaats, who will run for governor of Iowa. He’s already vowed to reverse the Iowa Supreme Court’s order to legalize gay marriage; we’ll ask him what else he plans to make a campaign issue, and what he needs to do to win. Rick Moran will join us in the last segment to talk about gay marriage and the conservative movement.

We’re also holding a fundraising drive for Twin Cities Marriage Encounter. I’ll be posting PayPal buttons for one-time and automatic monthly donations to this non-profit, which tries to build stronger communities by strengthening marriages, on my show posts this week, as I’ll be doing a Marriage Encounter this weekend. Donations are tax deductible!

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