Thursday, January 13, 2011

Today on the Signorile Show

This week Sarah Palin reminded us why she and John McCain lost in 2008. And Barack Obama reminded us why he won. While people were still mourning the deaths of those killed in the Tucson massacre and while Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords clings to life in a hospital, Palin launched into a tirade that was all about defending her against thoughtful critics who want to see the violent rhetoric stop. President Obama, on the other hand, did what a great leader does in times of national tragedy: Rose above the politics, put himself aside, and talked about the victims, the heroes and the rest of us. He consoled us, and he challenged us to debate in a more civil way. It was a challenge that will likely fall on deaf ears among those on the right, but for one night it did seem like all had stopped and a powerful message came through as President Obama was at his best. We'll go through the speech and take your calls.

So much has happened in the past few days in the Wikileaks story, including the contribution to Bradley Manning's defense, and we'll give you an update.

Former Republican House leader and crook Tom Delay was sentenced to three years in prison. But how much time will he really see? His lawyer says not a day.

Guest / 3:30pm EST - While the military took a huge step last month, with President Obama signing the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," this was only the first step to equality. Monica Helms, president and co-founder of Transgender American Veteran's Association joins us today to discuss what needs to be done to move forward on acceptance and equality in the military.

Guest / 4:30pm EST - Daniel Hernandez, the gay intern of Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords who ran into harms way to save her life and check on others, joins us this afternoon to talk about his heroism during this tragedy.

Former MN governor and GOP presidential hope hopeful Tim Pawlenty says that if elected he will reinstate "don't ask, don't tell!" We'll give you the details.

Back to the 80s: North Carolina legislator Larry Brown is calling for cutting off AIDS funding for adults because they had "cause it by way of their life." The hate never stops, we'll get into it.

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