February 24, 2008
Appearances Can Be Deceiving
By Jim Babka
When you read words like "Maverick," "straight talk," and "reformer," what or who comes to mind?

Well, we're going to talk about him on today's (Sunday) Downsize DC Conference Call, my two-hour RADIO show. Appearances can be deceiving.

I have different words in mind -- "appearance of corruption." These words are seminal to our modern campaign finance laws.

The Maverick thinks the rules apply only to you.

The media plays along.

How is this possible?

Will the media continue their farce indefinitely? ...or is the Maverick doomed? 

ONLY on my entertaining and educational radio show will you discover the answers. If you listen today, starting at 3:06 PM Eastern (2:06 PM Central, 1:06 PM Mountain, and 12:06 PM Pacific), you'll have that delightful Eureka experience -- that Ah-Ha! moment of new insight.

Also, I'm going to be joined, for but a half-hour, probably right in the middle of the program, by Lisa Graves of the Center for National Security Studies.

CNSS has been one of more than 20 coalition partners, with, as we've fought, since the summer of 2006, to stave off things like warrantless surveillance and telecom immunity. For the most part, despite close calls, we've been successful.

Lisa Graves has been a key leader in our coalition.

Personally speaking, I've heard from some of you who think that the warrantless spying program is just, legal, and necessary. Well, appearances can be deceiving. Heck, this Administration can be deceiving.

So I really, really encourage you to bring your notions and questions to Lisa. If you're open to the truth, Lisa Graves knows the details very well -- far better than I do.

Here's your chance. As the Decider would say, "Bring it on!"

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Happy Listening,

Jim Babka
Downsize DC Conference Call 

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