Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Filling in on Air America again!

I'm honored to have the opportunity to be heard on Air America radio again this week and next. This time I'm filling in for Ron Kuby, who's heard weekdays from 3-6 pm eastern. If
Doing Time with Ron Kuby isn't on in your market, you can always listen to the stream at http://www.airamerica.com/.

Yesterday, I spoke with Mets first baseman Carlos Delgado (hear the interview here) and check out his Extra Bases Foundation here, and today I'll be speaking with humorist Dave Barry. One of my favorite Dave Barry pieces is his annual Holiday Gift Guide for the Miami Herald. If you're still looking for a special gift for the people in your life, you might just find one here!

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, and we'll speak with David Swanson of Democrats.com, as we wonder what Christmas Eve pardons W has in his bag of crimes. This came in the email box from Democrats.com yesterday, and it's something you should be interested in...

Will Bush Pardon Cheney on Christmas Eve?

On Christmas Eve 1992, defeated President George H.W. Bush pardoned Caspar Weinberger, Elliott Abrams, Duane Clarridge, Alan Fiers, Clair George, and Robert McFarlane for their Iran-Contra crimes. Not one served a single day in jail; Weinberger was about to go on trial and would have tied Bush himself to the scandal.

Will George W. Bush follow his father's precedent and pardon Dick Cheney and his other criminal co-conspirators this Wednesday on Christmas Eve?

Last week, Cheney was all over TV setting the stage for pardons. He admitted he personally approved torture, but insisted it destroyed Al Qaeda and saved American lives.

According to a powerful article by David Rose in Vanity Fair, the Bush-Cheney torture regime accomplished exactly the opposite. The torture photos from Abu Ghraib helped Al Qaeda's recruitment soar. U.S. officers in Iraq say torture-inspired attacks on U.S. soldiers were the #1 and #2 cause of soldiers' deaths. CIA analysts say the "intelligence" produced by torture was worthless.

On November 20, Rep. Jerrold Nadler introduced H.Res. 1531 to urge Bush not to pardon his criminal co-conspirators. Nadler's bill has 9 co-sponsors but we need every Representative (and Senator) to speak out against corrupt self-pardons.

If you haven't signed our petition to Congress, please join over 48,000 who have: http://democrats.com/nadler-pardons

Discuss this here: http://www.democrats.com/will-bush-pardon-cheney-on-christmas-eve _______________________

I'm crazed with the madness of the holidays, but read all the comments, and hope you'll be listening on Air America!

And Happy Hanukkah too....


Mark Weaver said...

Hi Nicole,

You are invited to call in to The Mark Weaver Show this Saturday 9-11am at 646 716-7543. I am doing my New Year's show and invited all Florida progressive radio hosts to call in and tell us what their year was like.


RSVP: mwshow@bellsouth.net