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Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic) and Sarah Posner (sarahposner.com, God's Profits)

On a special crossover edition of Friedersdorf and The Posner Show, Conor and Sarah review the political conventions. Conor was disturbed by Joe Biden’s bloodlust, but was impressed by Bill Clinton’s speech. Turning a skeptical eye to the speeches by Michelle Obama and Ann Romney, Sarah and Conor discuss the folly of understanding a politician “as a person.” They then talk about how the tension between neoconservatives and budget hawks at the Republican National Convention went unacknowledged. Conor explores the problems in Romney’s plan for Medicare. Finally, Conor and Sarah lament that Democrats have abandoned the civil liberties positions they held in 2008.

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Recorded:Dec 31    Posted:Sep 8, 2012
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Friedersdorf | Sep 8, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Sarah Posner

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