Yesterday I called a local radio host The Gary Sutton Show
after I couldnt take anymore of his crap on Bush's spy program. Like most conservatives, the best they can do is muddy the waters and confuse the issue so the listeners don't know the facts.
I called, easilly got on and calmly laid out the facts for he and his listeners. When he didnt like what I was saying he would get loud and talk over me and then fillabuster. My points were simple. I am for doing everything we can to catch terrorists, but what is preventing Bush from following the law on this issue. He eventually got irate, hung up on me and proceeded to trash my character to his listeners. He went as far to tell them that I probably wanted the enemy to win.
The following is our e-mail exchange:
I apologize if I cut you off today during our debate. My cell phone may have been acting up, but I want you to know that I did not hang up on you.
I enjoyed talking with you today on your radio show. Unfortunately, debating over the phone can be difficult. It is easy to talk over each other, preventing both of us from getting our points across.
I would like to propose a debate on your blog. I challenge you to lay out your position on President Bush's spy program in your next blog entry. I will then respond with my take on the matter. You seem very confident in your position, so I would believe you would relish this opportunity.
Additionally, this will allow your listeners to comment in a quiet and dignified way.
Disconnected Chad from Strasburg
HIS RESPONSE, NOTICE HIS CHANGE IN TONE AND WEAK POSITION
I would welcome you back to my show anytime for another spirited discussion. Blogs are fine, but voice is better, and I prefer that for a debate setting because of time constraints. My position that I was trying to get across to you was that I want to see what our government can craft to combat terror in a new war, in a new time. That was all. I do think that an investigation is good, and an examination is needed. I sincerely do not care about the politics of the matter, but rather the reality of terrorism with which we must come to grips. I appreciate the fact that you are involved and are taking the time to join us on the show as well as this e-mail. Thank you for Staying Engaged.