A liberal supports the idea of a Fair Tax, Obama supports the idea of oil drilling off the east coast and in Alaska, and a Republican may actually support Cap & Trade legislation. It’s a week where politics gets twisted around — where cat people and dog people may actually get together! A significant portion of the show is spent discussing an idea proposed by a caller who supports the “Fair Tax.” Our resident experts take on the tax system, but explain why politics, money and power stand in the way of any meaningful reform. They also talk about the politics of President Obama’s proposal to open up oil drilling in waters off the East Coast and in Alaska. Jeff, upset by this announcement, foreshadows potential trouble with those in the Progressive movement who already lost out on the public option in health care reform and may now lose out when it comes to meaningful environmental legislation. Will the Progressives stay home in November, or will the chance to have any kind of environmental legislation bring them out to vote in the fall? Glenn explains why the drilling is a good idea and may actually engender true bipartisan support — the key being South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham. They close the show by highlighting a few key Senate races — in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Arizona. They both break with the conventional wisdom and explain why Sarah Palin’s presence at John McCain’s rally was a complete disaster.
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