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So, “Nobody has gotten to the bottom of 9-11,” Mr. Defeated and Twice Impeached Ex-President? In your perpetual race to the bottom, you always seem to have a comfortable lead. Cozying up to The Murderous Saudis because they’re dropping some megabucks on your overrated golf course is a new low, even for a subterranean like you.

I’m guessing Cabinet discussions about invoking the 25th Amendment are not exactly lighthearted.

“You think he’s crazy?”


And some of you want to throw the keys back to this madman?

With the exception of a couple of brief flurries that punched themselves out, third parties have never gained much traction on America’s political landscape. Maybe that’s the problem, especially now. We are polarized as never before. We have created a binary, “either/or” environment that leaves no room for reason, degree or nuance. Particularly in the era of social media and “pick your slant” news coverage and commentary, this polar repulsion has eliminated cultural intelligence. The existence of two and only two major parties, combined with our mass murder/suicide primary election systems, have ensured that only the shrillest and most extreme voices are heard. In short, at least at this point in the 21st Century, our two-party system IS the problem. Sanity has been disenfranchised.

It’s perpetually Crazy Right vs. Crazy Left, with rational Americans of goodwill not even allowed a seat at the table. And this is now absolutely an existential threat to our representative republic.

So I say Three’s Company. Both current major parties have failed dismally, and have shown they cannot be trusted with nice things.

This group of former Republican and Democrat officials who are proposing the formation of a new political party for cognitive people?

I’m in.


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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.