The show starts with a somewhat irreverent discussion of the Chilean miner’s rescue, with Jeff and Glenn praising the relief efforts, but wondering if they would be left behind because of, well, their, um, excessive body mass. At the 7-minute mark, they dive into a serious discussion of how this scenario might play out in the US political system, and why the BP spill isn’t making waves in the 2010 election. A very interesting discussion ensues about the themes of the 2010 race, and how they’re playing in various races, with, typically, Jeff and Glenn taking different tacks on the same theme, but working to understand each other. At the 45-minute mark, Jeff and Glenn discuss the recent federal ruling on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and its impact on the election. They explain how this decision puts the President in a political box, and what was once a winning issue for a major constituency of his is now a lose-lose scenario. They close by unveiling a new “store” on their site, featuring PoliTalk tee shirts, sweatshirts and other gifts.
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