Apologies to KO, whose title I stole. •Thursday's AC360 began with coverage of Attorney General Gonzales. To me it's just another case of Bush cronyism when Gonzales can lie under oath repeatedly and remain in office. There is not much else to say on the subject, it's business as usual for this White House.
• John King talked with AC about an interview he did with Hillary Clinton concerning the friction between her campaign and that of Obama. I'm really past this story. I think we've all formed our opinions on this matter and maybe the candidates should just move on to bigger issues.
•Next up was Randi Kaye's piece on the murders in Cheshire, CT. If you watched LKL Lisa Bloom covered this story in depth and I didn't think Randi's report added anything new. I'm starting to sound really negative, and I really don't mean to. It was a much better program than Wednesday night.
•Like many other nights Tom Foreman's Raw Politics was the highlight of the night for me. First we had Anderson Cooper 'Simpsonized' : then the 'Simpsonized' Tom Foreman. BTW, I'm not sure if you can see it but I LOVE the TF tie.
•The report on anesthesia awareness is something that I'm very aware of. I had a good friend who had emergency surgery several years ago, under general anesthesia. Her body was paralyzed from the anesthesia but her brain was wide awake. She was intebated and couldn't yell, her eyelids were taped so she couldn't blink, she had no way of telling the surgeons that she felt every cut, every tug, everything. Her experience became my worst fear.
Most of you know I've had two major surgeries this year. One in January and one in May. I've had surgeries before, under general anesthesia, with no problem. But ever since I heard my friends story I've had this irrational fear that it could happen to me. How did I face my fear of anesthesia? I didn't, I still have the fear. I actually had both of my surgeries with a spinal that froze my body from the chest down but left me wide awake. I discussed the Super Bowl with my surgeon during my January surgery as he was making incisions and repairing what needed repaired. My experience in May was much the same. I will always chose this option when it is possible. If it's not I'm going to make sure the operating room I'm in as a brain activity monitor. If you'd like to learn more please check out Anesthesia Awareness.com. •I didn't/couldn't watch the dog fighting story so I'll just take this time to tell you how disappointed I was that AC360 didn't cover the Pat Tillman story on Thursday's show. The White House is going to strip another General of a star and blame the cover-up on him. But this will not satisfy the Tillman family, I guarantee it. They know that this cover-up was approved and assisted by the White House and the Tillman family won't stop until you know it too. If you didn't come back at the end of the second hour to see 'the Shot' don't forget to check out the podcast. AC and Erica presented cute animal videos trying to better the other, as they often do.
thanks to Lavendar Blue for the podcap
•We've had a few readers send us mentions of the AC podcast done at the debates on Monday night. Follow this link, go to 'featured podcasts' on the right side of the screen and it's the second one on the list. I'm hearing raves about this one so check it out.
And thanks to Gracie we have a video link (no podcast this time for those of you having troubles) where Erica Hill reviews how she and AC do the 360 Bulletin and The Shot. Enjoy!