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He said it. He said he wanted Pence to “overturn” the election. That’s a confession. He didn’t say he wanted Pence to stall. He didn’t say he wanted Pence to simply decline to certify the electoral vote on Jan. 6, 2020.

He said he wanted the election “overturned.” No factual rationale, mind you. And there’s no Constitutional mechanism to “overturn” an election. We don’t arbitrarily, illegally or extra-legally “overturn” elections in the United States.

And there was a plan in place, in the form of fake slates of electors submitted by seven states. We know that because the rogue slates actually existed, and were actually submitted to Pence as a proposed pretext for overturning the election. The F Troop that cooked up this Banana Republic Split left a detailed Power Point presentation.

That is election fraud. That is criminal seditious conspiracy. That is treason.

Trump says that if any investigative bodies at any level do anything he doesn’t like—just because he doesn’t like it—that he wants The Cult to stage the biggest “demonstrations” in American history.  We can fairly infer that when he says “demonstrations, he means armed insurrections.  We can logically do that because the last time he encouraged “demonstrations,” he willfully incited an armed attack on the U.S. Capitol for the purpose of overthrowing the government of the United States, and then watched it on television gleefully as it unfolded. And he has now specifically said that he wants the next round of lawlessness to be larger and more widespread.

He is threatening our legally installed federal, state and local investigators with violence for simply doing their jobs. “Obstruction of justice,” would be an understatement.

If elected in 2024, he is now on the record saying he will pardon convicted Jan. 6 rioters. In addition to being a deplorable abuse of presidential pardon power, it would likely be illegal in this scenario. And it would no doubt encourage and embolden future would-be insurrectionists.

Trump doesn’t scare me, because he is deranged, amoral, immoral, unethical, dishonest, ignorant, narcissistic and Machiavellian. In short, he’s an idiot, and I’ve never been afraid of or intimidated by idiots.

What scares me is how many of you are not only okay with this insanity, but are actively supportive of it.

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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.