Episode #272: Going the Distance, Keeping His Distance

The Democrats have a problem.  Their ostensible frontrunner for 2020 is Joe Biden, the former vice president who has yet to enter the race.  But he has a history of placing his hands on people, men and women, that may not be sexual in nature but is seen by some as clearly inappropriate — especially in this #MeToo era.  Frank Wilkinson of Bloomberg Opinion assesses the Biden candidacy and suggests that he has other problems that could hold him back from the nomination.

Evan Thomas has a wonderful new biography of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, entitled “First.”  The first woman on the Court, O’Connor is described in the book not as a feminist activist (which she was not), but certainly as a trailblazer … and a leader behind the scenes.

And the recent death of former South Carolina Sen. Fritz Hollings at age 97 has Schuyler Kropf of the Charleston Post and Courier to reflect on Hollings’ life and legacy.

Music used in this podcast:

It’s My Party by Lesley Gore

Touch Me by The Doors

Shallow (A Star Is Born) by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Duke Of Earl by Gene Chandler

Gone To Carolina by Shooter Jennings

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