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Aside from conspiracy to defraud the government of the United States, election fraud, obstruction of justice, seditious conspiracy and incitement of violence, it will be witness tampering and witness intimidation that will bring down these mobsters and put at least some of them behind bars. They can’t help themselves. They will continue to threaten witnesses. It’s in their DNA. Thugs gonna thug. And witness tampering is a prosecutorial layup.

The Cult’s blind devotion to LeGrande L’Orange would be academically fascinating if it weren’t so culturally destructive. Here’s their current “defense.” 

“She’s lying.”

She’s lying?


Why do you say that?

“Because she’s lying.”

How do you know?

“Because she’s lying.”

Because you say so?


Anything else?

“Yeah. F**k you.”

Well, I guess that settles it. It’s their eloquence and the way they put complex thoughts together that is so impressive.

“She,” of course, is Cassidy Hutchinson. Predictably, the attempted assassination of her character is well underway. I am also concerned for her physical safety. These folks are crazy. I mean, these are the same folks who staged a planned and coordinated armed insurrection at our Capitol, tried to overthrow our government and wanted to kill the vice president.

The Select Committee hasn’t made many mistakes, but it made one Tuesday. The second-hand tale about Mogul in the Beast trying to choke out a secret service agent just handed the Cult a deflection. And they are, if nothing else, very good at deflecting. This is all they are talking about, when it really has nothing to do with anything. It was completely unnecessary, and took focus and attention away from her otherwise devastating list of things she observed first-hand.

Let’s walk through it again. Ms. Hutchinson made it clear she did not see the incident. She said it was related to her later by Secret Service agents Tony Ornato and Bobby Engel. That was it. That was all.

Ornato and Engel now say it didn’t happen. It’s not completely clear whether they are saying they never discussed it with Hutchinson. They have released statements of denial. That’s fine.  Now raise your right hands, gentlemen.

I will promise you they are not going to do that. I will promise you they are not going to do that.

But ultimately this is not about whether Trump lunged at an agent. Nor is it about ketchup running down a dining room wall (although Hutchinson saw that first-hand).

This is about conspiracy to defraud the United States.

This is about seditious conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United States.

This is about election fraud.

This is about obstruction of justice.

This is about witness tampering and witness intimidation.

This is about incitement of violence.

This is about knowingly sending armed rioters to the Capitol.

This is about expressing approval, support and even encouragement to the notion of hanging Mike Pence.

Handing Trump and his gangsters this irrelevant deflection and ability to once again falsely portray themselves as persecuted victims was a mis-step by the Committee.

My wife is the brains of this operation, of course. Thursday night she just looked up from her tablet and said, “You know Liz Cheney is running for president, right?”

It was a Eureka moment for me. She is. Absolutely she is. She can’t win. But she can  keep Trump from ever getting another sniff, and maybe keep him out of the race altogether. Trump is, more than anything else, a coward.

Understand, Liz Cheney and I probably could not agree on where to have lunch. But she is a courageous person of integrity who has put facts ahead of fiction and country above party. So she’s not my enemy.

She is my fellow American.

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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.