It's a good thing the United Nations General Assembly is meeting this week at U.N. headquarters because there is no greater threat to world peace — world sanity, even — than the weekly Political Junkie segment on NPR's Talk of the Nation.
And it just so happens that we're doing the segment this week from Manhattan.
And there's a lot to talk about. What to make of the revelations about Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell's background? Or the decision by Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) to try and keep her seat via a write-in campaign? Sarah Palin talks to a supportive audience in Iowa; is it 2012 yet? President Obama talks to a discouraged audience at his town hall meeting in Washington; is it November yet? The recession may officially be over, but if the numbers keep up, Democrats will be heading into a depression in less than six weeks.
One indication about how unpredictable the year has been were the results in the New York Republican gubernatorial primary. That unexpected winner — Carl Paladino — is expected to join us in the Junkie segment.
Join host Neal Conan and me every Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET for the Junkie segment on TOTN, where you can often, but not always, find interesting conversation, useless trivia questions and sparkling jokes. And you can win a Political Junkie T-shirt!
If your local NPR station doesn't carry TOTN, you can always hear the program on the Web or on HD Radio. And if you are a subscriber to XM/Sirius radio, you can find the show there as well (siriusly).