Goodies started last night with Questionable Congressman Ed Whitfield. Big Brett Guthrie’s up tonight and it continues nightly through next week when it culminates with Mitch “Tear down this bridge!” McConnell:
Bill Goodman will sit down with Kentucky’s entire Congressional delegation in a series of special episodes of One to One. During each individual interview, Goodman and his guest will discuss the debt ceiling debate, future Congressional projects and issues within his district.
Each episode airs at 6:30/5:30 p.m. CT on KET. The schedule of programs is as follows:
Monday, Sept. 12: Rep. Ed Whitfield
Tuesday, Sept. 13: Rep. Brett Guthrie
Wednesday, Sept. 14: Rep. John Yarmuth
Thursday, Sept. 15: Rep. Geoff Davis
Monday, Sept. 19: Rep. Hal Rogers
Tuesday, Sept. 20: Rep. Ben Chandler
Wednesday, Sept. 21: Sen. Rand Paul
Thursday, Sept. 22: Sen. Mitch McConnell
You can watch One-to-One with Ed Whitfield HERE.
Ed looks somewhat terrified. His body language seems constrained, with legs tightly crossed, hands crushed together between his thighs at time, and his eyes… there’s no other way to say it, his eyes are shifty. It’s altogether weird.
Highlights? Well, he (and the rest of the Republican Party, of course!) really didn’t want to see the nation default. He is at pains to stress this, almost as though he’s trying to convince himself. He says “They” brought in former Treasury Secretaries to tell them how batshit crazy the idea of default really was and those, surely, were entertaining conversations.
Goodies later presses him to talk about what his actual job creation plan is and Ed rambles on and on talking about the importance of stimulating the economy but the evils of stimulating the economy and as close as he ever gets to an answer is to talk, of course, about ending regulations but even that he does half-heartedly, almost like he believes it’s a truly stupid idea that won’t actually create jobs.
After that it’s on to enriching uranium in the Bluegrass State but who cares about that? What could possibly go wrong. Then it’s on to the pure evil of the EPA and some harsh words for Lisa Jackson, EPA czar who is “doing everything possible” to hurt the creation of jobs. Which sounds accurate.
And around the 26min mark, Goodies — with a big, big knowing smile on his face — asks Ed if he likes traveling around the 1st District, as if maybe Ed’s never really been there.
Brett Guthrie’s up tonight.