Friday, June 11, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

In recapping the primaries on Wednesday we briefly talked about the mysterious win of Alvin Greene, who took 59% of the vote in the South Carolina Democratic Senate primary, without having run an ad or having held a rally. His opponent, former state legislator Vic Rawl, backed by the Democratic Party, spent over $200, 000 on the race. What do we know about Mr. Greene? Not much. Vanity Fair notes that, "he didn’t show up to the South Carolina Democratic Party convention in April or file any of the mandatory paperwork for candidates with the state or the Federal Election Commission. The kicker? Charleston’s reported today that Greene is actually facing a pending felony charge for showing lewd Internet photos to a University of South Carolina student and suggesting they go to her dorm room. " And in an amazing interview last night with Keith Olbermann, he barely said a word. He will likly get creamed by incumbent Republican Senator Jim Demint, which has many wondering if he was planted by backers of the Demint campaign. We'll go through it today.

We learn now on the 52nd Day of the BP oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico that the estimated levels of oil actually leaking into the Gulf, which originally had been thought to be only 5, 000 gallons until recently, is now at nearly doubled from more recent estimates of 12,000 gallons to 20-30,000 gallons a day. Experts are saying that every 8 days of this leak is the equivilant of an Exxon Valdez leak.

Just when you thought Arizona couldn't get more crazy,
last week Yuma Mayor Al Krieger, who is opposed to the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," spoke at a Memorial Day service, saying, "I cannot believe that a bunch of lacey-drawered, limp-wristed people could do what those men have done in the past." In a local news interview, he defended his comments, comparing himself to Washington and Lincoln, saying, "I don't think I said anything different than what they would have said." We'll get into his craziness this afternoon.

/ 3:30pm EST - Stephen Kinzer, author of Reset: Iran, Turkey and America's Future, joins us this afternoon to suggest that America take a look at its relationship with these two countries because they could be logical partners in pushing forward for peace in the Middle East in the 21st century.

Guest / 4:30pm EST - How do two Manhattanites trade in the city life for farming? Josh Kilmer-Purcell joins us this afternoon to talk about how he and his partner, Brent, stumbled on the gorgeous 19th century Beekman Mansion and bring the farm that had been vacant for four years back to life in his new book, The Bucolic Plauge: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers.

It's Friday, that mean's we'll be handing out our "Angel, Turkey, Gassie and Climax of the Week!" Who do you think deserves an award? Chime in on Mike's on Twitter and Facebook! (If you already follow Mike, be sure to follow my tweets too!)

All these stories and more, today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show!

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