The Politics Guys are taking the rest of the summer off – just like the Supreme Court. But, unlike Justices Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito, Kennedy, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Ginsburg, we hope to be back with new episodes before the first Monday in October. (Maybe even as early as mid-August, depending on how Michael’s new book is coming along.)
This week, The Politics Guys talk about the latest entrants into the presidential free-for-all: New Jersey governor Chris Christie and former Virginia senator Jim Webb. Neither of them has a chance at winning the nomination, though Mike is pulling for Webb so that he can see his ‘Moderates Dream’ presidential contest: Webb vs Ohio governor (and soon-to-be presidential candidate) John Kasich. They also wrap up the Supreme Court’s recent term, looking at cases involving redistricting in Arizona and capital punishment (Mike gets more than a little bit worked up during the capital punishment discussion.) Finally, Jay casts his gaze back to his youth, reflecting on the cultural significance of the Dukes of Hazzard and the decision TV Land made this week to cease broadcasting the show.