After a surprisingly brief venting about how bad their football teams are, Jim and Greg serve up three good martinis. They welcome New York Times polling showing Warren as the weakest major Democratic candidate against President Trump and an NYT editorial blasting Warren for falsely claiming that only billionaires would see higher taxes in her plan to pay for single-payer health care. Then they relish the exit of Beto O’Rourke from the 2020 Democratic field and also hammer the media for building up Beto as some sort of transformational figure in 2018 when he was always an empty suit. And Jim highlights his extensive profile of U.S. Attorney John Durham, the tight-lipped prosecutor tapped to investigate how the Trump-Russia investigation began in the first place.

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There are 6 comments.

  1. Taras Coolidge

    Did Jim Geraghty ever call Jim Comey a “straight shooter”? Just wondering!

    Maybe John Durham really is an exemplar of that species, rarer than the prothonotary warbler.

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    • November 4, 2019, at 12:08 PM PST
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  2. kedavis Member

    More praise heaped upon John Durham, which reminds me again of the showy appointment of Mueller etc. Whose great achievements they talked about, were also 30-40 years ago. Frankly I won’t be surprised if Durham turns out to be another doddering figurehead.

     

    And I never heard anything about why Friday’s show wasn’t available until today.

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    • November 4, 2019, at 3:22 PM PST
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  3. Seawriter Member

    What are the internals of the poll? 48% Democrat the way they were in the last two Fox News polls?

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    • November 4, 2019, at 4:52 PM PST
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  4. Bishop Wash Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    More praise heaped upon John Durham, which reminds me again of the showy appointment of Mueller etc. Whose great achievements they talked about, were also 30-40 years ago. Frankly I won’t be surprised if Durham turns out to be another doddering figurehead.

    I don’t think Democrats would really be worried about a scandal for firing Durham. He would be gone in the first week. 

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    • November 4, 2019, at 6:17 PM PST
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  5. kedavis Member

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    More praise heaped upon John Durham, which reminds me again of the showy appointment of Mueller etc. Whose great achievements they talked about, were also 30-40 years ago. Frankly I won’t be surprised if Durham turns out to be another doddering figurehead.

    I don’t think Democrats would really be worried about a scandal for firing Durham. He would be gone in the first week.

    The Democrats only care about getting the result they want.

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    • November 4, 2019, at 8:34 PM PST
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  6. Greg Corombos Podcaster

    kedavis (View Comment):

    More praise heaped upon John Durham, which reminds me again of the showy appointment of Mueller etc. Whose great achievements they talked about, were also 30-40 years ago. Frankly I won’t be surprised if Durham turns out to be another doddering figurehead.

     

    And I never heard anything about why Friday’s show wasn’t available until today.

    It was my fault. Sorry for the delay. Hope you enjoyed the unintentional doubleheader.

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    • November 5, 2019, at 12:07 PM PST
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