Held Over by Popular Demand! 02/03/22. Where am I wrong? Don’t send me some insipid possum-grinning emoji. Where am I wrong?

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Here’s the short memo I’ve been promising.

He attempted to steal the 2020 presidential election while falsely accusing his opponents of trying to steal it.

He attempted to rig the 2020 presidential election while accusing others of rigging it, thus putting hundreds of honorable election officials in physical danger.

He directly incited an armed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol whose goal was to overthrow the government of the United States.

He gleefully watched television for three hours and seven minutes before he in any way addressed this deadly violence, and that was only to tell the rioters that he loved them. That is an obvious and grievous violation of his Oath of Office.

He has indicated that if returned to the Oval Office in January, 2025, he will issue pardons for convicted rioters. That in itself is witness tampering.

He approved a plot to have seven states send in slates of phony electors. Documented.

He directed the vice president to “overturn” the election.

He drafted at least two Executive Orders directing the Department of Homeland Security to seize voting machines, an act so odious that not even Rudy LePew could stand the stench.

His PAC gave one million dollars to Mark Meadows’ non-profit shortly after the House Select Committee was impaneled.

He hatched and continues to perpetuate The Big Lie that cleaves our country. What do you need? No more gaslighting. No more telling us we didn’t see what we saw, didn’t hear what we heard and don’t see the evidence that continues to pile up in front of our noses.

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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.