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Classic CT – Rawhide Down



No live show today. I had a prior commitment and between that and some other things going on, it just wasn’t going to work out today.

Tomorrow we will take a look at the 25th amendment. With all the recent “interest” in the idea of 25/45, it’s probably time to take our first Constitution Thursday in-depth look at the amendment and what it actually means. As a prep for that, today we will replay an Original episode Constitution Thursday

On May 12, 2011, as a part of the original episodes, we interviewed Del Wilbur, a Washington, D.C. reporter who had – at the time – just written a book, “Rawhide Down,” which is one of the most detailed and best books about the attempted assassination of Ronald Regan. It was the first time that the public really got a lesson in the possibility of replacing a President since the 25th Amendment had been ratified.

And so we return to a day when the Secretary of State said, “I am in charge here!” which set off a firestorm of criticism and confusion…


 

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