The Ed Morrissey Show: Kerry Picket, Rob Portman, John Randall

Today on the Ed Morrissey Show, we’ll talk with Ohio Senate candidate Rob Portman, who just got past the primary race and can now focus his attention on running for the seat being vacated by George Voinovich. After that, Kerry Picket of the Washington Times joins us again to discuss her latest reporting, including a fascinating interview with Joan Rivers about national security:

JOAN RIVERS: I have been flying the last six weeks all over for my show, “How’d You Get So Rich?” because we had to get them all in by today, so I have been to Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco, L.A., Chicago, Texas, on, and on, and on. This is insanity. I am stopped every time. I am frisked every time. My ID is questioned constantly, because I have a passport that says “AKA.”

(Ms. Rivers is referring to her passport that reads: “Joan Rosenberg AKA Joan Rivers.” “Rosenberg” was her late husband’s last name.)

RIVERS: I find it ludicrous and pathetic that somebody can come in at the last minute, buy a ticket with cash, and slip through all of this, and they worry about me — that God forbid I might have a bagel taped to my waist. I find this outrageous. I mean … they wouldn’t let me on a plane in Costa Rica. I had a ticket. I had paid in advance. I had gotten there three hours ahead. I had luggage they had gone through, and I gave them names at Continental Airlines to call to verify. I asked them to call the United States Consulate, and they wouldn’t let me on a f*****g plane. Somewhere, there’s a big disconnect. A 76-year-old Jewish woman alone…’oh no…not gonna let her on.’

Be sure to read it all. In bonus minutes, the NRCC’s John Randall updates us on the two special-election races for the House in Pennsylvania and Hawaii. Don’t miss a minute of it!

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