Speaking of the Values Voters Summit, this is my interview from the Republican National Convention with Gary Bauer, former president of the Family Research Council (which sponsored the Values Voters Summit), now running another Christian fundie outfit, American Values, and also founded the Campaign for Working Families. You'll remember too that he ran for the Republican nomination for president in 2000.
This interview took place in St. Paul on the first day of the convention, which had pretty much been cancelled because of Hurricane Gustav, and he already had the talking points down on Sarah Palin, hilariously idiotic as they are. He actually tried to counter the Palin experience question by claiming that the first thing she would do as President (if she became president due to John McCain's death soon after he was elected) would be to name an experienced vice president! Insane.
He also put out the more and more laughable line that she had foreign policy experience because Alaska borders Canada and (almost) Russia.
We also talked about the California ballot initiative to ban marriage for gays and lesbians. People like him have said for years that they just want "the people to vote" and so I asked him, if Californians decide to retain marriage for gays (as polls suggest), will that end it, will be satisfied? Of course, he's now changed his tune. Listen in.