Russell and I have had a running argument regarding whether or not to do any broadcast this Saturday, September 11th. Since we can't decide, we're putting it to YOU. Respond with a comment to this article by Saturday at 12:00 AM. The most votes wins.
Russell says YES:
The show must go on. John McCain learned the hard way that taking time off for any reason during a critical campaign period is disasterous. Of course, we all know that 9/11 is not just "any reason", but we don't stop doing what we do on Pearl Harbor Day, D-Day, or the day that Gettysburg's bloodiest battle took place.
We all lost friends and family on 9/11. Soldiers are dying every day in Iraq and Afghanistan. In their honor, and to put a thumb in the eye of our enemies, we must carry on. Whether or not we do a show I will be out campaigning for someone. I recommend you all follow my lead.
Gene says NO:
I think Russell and I agree that we both want to honor those lost and those who sacrificed on 9/11. We only disagree on how best to honor them. I believe that we are - at our essence - a show about politics. I think politics should take a backseat on this day.
By not doing the show, I don't believe that we are dishonoring the lost, or that we are dishonoring those who had served and continued to serve. We are saying that 9/11 transcends politics.
Let the comments begin!