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The Political Junkie

The Political Junkie

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I just saw Ken Rudin, walking down the hallway, wearing a necktie. A necktie!

It must be Wednesday. And time once again for "The Political Junkie."

As usual, we'll start with a trivia question. Then we'll plow through the news of the week: Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Barack Obama (D-IL) have given speeches on Afghanistan, Iraq, and the economy. The economy! Former wrestler — and governor — Jesse Ventura announced that he would not run for an open senate seat in Minnesota. And there's that magazine cover...

Later in the hour, we'll talk about political put downs. What works? What doesn't? And why aren't there more of them? What is your favorite?