Monday, November 10, 2008


By now I am sure that everyone is well aware that one of my favorite television programs is Frontline on PBS.

This week's edition is yet another must see teevee.

For those of you not acquainted with Lee Atwater, he was the skunk who became infamous for those Willie Horton ads that among other factors helped to scuttle Mike Dukakis' 1988 run for the presidency. Atwater's legacy is considerably more far reaching however than just a long forgotten series of attack ads.

Frontline profiles Lee Atwater for 90 minutes tomorrow night on Frontline. Watch. This. Show...

You'll come away with a far better understanding of why the GOP has been so successful for the past 20 years and why Limbaugh, et al, have continued to reign the airways. Lastly, and more importantly, why they lost this time around and what we all can do to bar the door so that their influence on We The People can continue to be diminished.

1 comment:

reddyrooster said...

"Skunk". Ha, ha... good one. I only hope Rove wastes slowly away just like Atwater.