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At Radically Rational, we’re all about “Making Simple Sanity Sexy Again.”

That’s why I’m actually encouraged by the result of the gubernatorial race in Virginia.


Yes. Absolutely. This may help nudge BOTH parties away from the Crazy Cliff.

Glenn Youngkin proved you don’t have to be Trump Trash to win as a Republican. That’s gotta be a good thing. Youngkin ran a smart race, and with the exception of the obligatory false alarm dog-whistle about Critical Race Theory (it isn’t being taught), kept his campaign between the lines and issue-based.

And he won, convincingly. That may embolden other actual Republicans and actual Conservatives heading into next year’s mid-terms, and even into 2024’s presidential race.  Maybe you don’t have to kiss Orange Ass after all.

That’s a step toward sanity.

Terry McAuliffe came off as a stereoptyical, cartoonish, howling, hysterical “ilberal.” He appeared panicked, unfocused and desperate in the final week of his campaign.

And he got his ass kicked.

Democrats are incredibly adept at beating themselves.  And they covered the spread last night.

Message for Dems? You have a problem of your own creation. “Defund the Police” and “Wacky Wokeness” (whether either of these issues is being accurately portrayed by the GOP) is Certain Electoral Death. (Hereafter referred to as CED.)

Sanity moved the chains last night.  Maybe it can be the start of a scoring drive.

Now, forgive me. Gotta go.  Gotta go look for JFK, Jr.

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Paul's Bio

I clearly have the attention span of your median fruit fly.Look! Airplane!

Sorry. I’m back.

It’s both a curse and a blessing. I’ve never bought this stuff about, “He who dies with the most toys wins.” But I do think that a wide range of life experiences helps us grow as people, and helps us better relate to other people. I’ve been fortunate. And I am beyond grateful.

I show up on time. I go like hell. I’m a good listener. I hold myself accountable. I own my mistakes. And I have a natural and an insatiable curiosity. I’m never afraid to say, “I don’t know,” when I don’t. But then I try to find out.

The flip side is I’m a lousy ballroom dancer and my clothes sometimes fit me funny.

Stuff matters to me. I care. But while I take that stuff seriously, I try hard to never take myself seriously. As a result, I have sometimes been told, “Paul, it’s hard to tell when you’re serious and when you’re just having some fun. Which is it? Serious or fun?”

My answer is “yes.” But I think that is a legitimate criticism. I promise I’m going to work on that.

This has been the quickest and strangest half-century I’ve ever experienced. During that period, I’ve been afforded amazing opportunities in news and sports journalism across all platforms. I have taught wonderful students at the high school and collegiate level. Always, I learned more from them than they did from me. I’ve been a high school administrator. I spent ten seasons as a high school varsity football coach. I’ve been an advertising executive. I’ve hosted nationally syndicated television entertainment shows. In maybe the biggest honor I ever received, I was selected by NASA to be “Chet The Astronaut” for the “Land The Shuttle” simulator at Space Center Houston. (All I can say there, is “Do as I say, not as I do.” I put that thing in the Everglades more often than not.) Most recently, I just wrapped up a decade as a television news director, during which time our teams distinguished themselves in holding the powerful accountable, achieving both critical and ratings success.

What does all that mean? It means I am profoundly grateful. It also means I’m ready for “next.” So here we are. Radically Rational. It’s an idea I woke up with in 2017. I scribbled “Radically Rational” on a piece of notebook paper and used a magnet to stick it on our refrigerator. I saw it every day, and it just would not leave me alone.

I am second in charge at Radically Rational, LLC. My wife, Jo (also known as BB), is the president. Clearly, I have failed in my attempt to sleep my way to the top of this organization.

I hope you will learn that I’m loyal as a Labrador. But I will admit that this doggie can bite every now and then. My promise to you? I will show up on time. I will go like hell. I will listen to you earnestly and attentively. I will hold myself accountable. I will never be the least bit hesitant to say, “I don’t know,” when I don’t.

But then I’ll try to find out. Let’s do it.