Recently, two of the Blogland's favorite political operatives, Phil Bailey and Wes Donehue, have come up with Pub Politics, which offers a more thoughtful and civil take on the issues in state politics and government, minus the childish finger-pointing and name-calling. According Corey Hutchins of the Columbia Free Times:
When Palmetto State Republican and Democratic political strategists Wesley Donehue and Phil Bailey aren’t launching blistering press releases at each other from the bunkers of their respective legislative caucuses, they’re meeting every Thursday after work over pints of beer for the weekly taping of an online talk show called Pub Politics.
The Columbia-based new-media phenomenon and its fast-growing audience at pubpoliticslive.com is the brainchild of Donehue and Bailey, both 30, and Donehue’s local political consulting firm, Donehue Direct.
The site offers live streaming interviews with South Carolina politicos, featuring thoughtful discussion and beer. Apparently in their desire to the most interesting men in Columbia, Dos Equis is the preferred brand of brew for this program.
As someone who regularly plans political events and forums, as well as does plenty of chatting and meeting with politicos, I can appreciate the hard work these two put into this program. It's certainly a show worth watching.
Of course if the Blogland ever did a program like this, it would probably feature BBQ along with the beer, probably hosted at good bbq joints around the state.
So what does the Most Interesting Man in the World think of the two party system?