Just wanted to congratulate Ted Talbot on WLOB for his "discussion" with Sen Christine Savage...this woman is a represenative of Maine people?....she never answered anything in my opinion....very poor representation of her bill!
Agreed! Even my spouse was cheering Ted on this one...We are so tired of being nannied by these effite wussified legislators...As someone said on the radio...she was simply "an old busybody".
Well said Ted!
Three Beers for Ted, god he did his job.
Sen. Savage came across as remarkably inarticulate. She seemed hardly up to speed on the seat belt legislation she was defending and became unnecessarily hostile. To say she come across as nasty is to understate the situation.
However, the host, Talbot, was equally bad in a similar nasty way. He came off as a crass. loud-mouth bully rather than a skilled host. He gets support here, but it is because of his stand on the issue, not on his performance.
It was not a great day for either of them.
...He came off as a crass. loud-mouth bully rather than a skilled host...
Tell us more about that, MV :wink:
I did not hear the interview, but I have known Senator Savage for years. I have never heard her described as nasty. Grandmotherly would be the best description that I could think of.
I guess this goes to show that Talbot brings out the worst in everyone.
I think you already did.
I always wear my seat belt but I resent Seat Belt Savage mandating it.
Here is my letter to the editor on the subject.
Ted came across as total bully, not worthy of air time. Anyone who knows Sen. Savage knows she is anything but nasty. She's a great lady who simply believes that requiring seat belt use will save lives. Insurance companies, of course, back this up with statistics, and Gov. Corzine's accident certainly bears this out.
Interestingly, I talked to one D legislator about this issue. He voted against the bill using this rationale: If two people are in the same accident, one wearing and one not wearing a seat belt, the one wearing the seat belt might be injured badly and cost the medical "system" a lot of money, but the other would probably get killed and cost nothing.
It's always interesting to find out why people vote the way they do.
Ted and Ray are the best friends the Democrats have. As long as they continue on thier mindless daily tirade, they will scare us common folk away from voting for Republicans. You guys are just too Damn scary!
It is amazing how putting a microphone in someones face makes them an "expert" on everything. They should both be in the Governor's office. With their genuis and answers to all of our woes, they could have things all straightened out in what? Four or five days?
Kepp the tirade up boys, and the Repubs will keep losing election.
I don't know Sen. Savage and have nothing against her. I probably would have voted for her if I lived in her district. However, I know what I heard on that show and her attitude struck me as unnecessarily nasty. Someone else might have been more charitable.
You are right about Talbot. It is one thing to pursue tough questioning and quite another to hammer a guest mercilessly. Responding to her attitude, he came at her with a verbal blunderbus.
The whole thing ended on a particularly awkward note when Savage, in an obvious huff, turned down Talbot's gratuitous offer "to have the last word."
Actually, I thought the ending was pretty funny. Ted says, "Ok, you can have the last word. You have 30 seconds." She says, "I don't need the last word." She was right. She had the last word when her bill passed. That's the difference between being a radio blabbermouth and someone whose opinion really counts.
Those two take themselves so seriously. To see them on Fox in the morning, wearing their headphones, talking into the mike, nodding their heads in agreement to whatever the rabid caller has to say and then interrupting halfway through the sentence to interject their own senseless diatribe....is so comical. Thanks for the morning entertainment. I hope alot of undecided voters tune in at election time, as your idiotic blathering is sure to turn people from voting Republican.
One would think that simply watching the slow motion train wreck that is maine, day in and day out, inexorably and relentlessly, one would eventualy begin to think...'the folk I have been voting for are destroying us. Maybe it is time for a change'....
Instead we get more of the same and the slide continues...