Jerry Springer

Go listen to this "This American Life" segment I was recently alerted to. It's the story of Jerry Springer's brilliant political career in Ohio politics prior to becoming the "King of Trash TV" and it is aboslutely stunning. Don't laugh when I say this, but listening to the clips of Jerry Springer's political speeches in this segment will remind you just how shamefully devoid of poetry our current politics is. Springer, who continues to speak to Democratic organizations around Ohio, manages to be profound, honest, sensible and earnest in a way that no candidate has yet mastered this year. It will remind you why you became a Democrat in the first place. He's that good. Seriously. He still maintains a website leftover from his aborted 2002 Senate try at www.runjerryrun.com.


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