Off to Tucson for a Doug Ducey event Wednesday and then on to Dallas Thursday night for an Alliance Defending Freedom event with Ross Douthat and the Benham Brothers. I’ll be able to broadcast tomorrow thanks to my friends at KVOI in Tuscon, but I’ll be on stage with Ross and the brothers on Thursday and Mark Larson will be sitting in for me to keep you abreast of the latest campaign and Ebola news. No doubt I’ll be talking on Wednesday’s show and on Thursday night about the outrageous assault on the First Amendment by Houston’s own version of Vladimir Putin, Mayor Annise Parker, who has decided to start issuing subpoenas for sermons of the city’s pastors she has tangled with over the trans-gendered bathrooms issue.
But most of Wednesday’s show will be taken up by a conversation with Eric Dezenhall about his his important, riveting and indeed at times profound new book Glass Jaw: A Manifesto for Defending Fragile Reputations in an Age of Instant Scandal. Dezenhall is founder and CEO of Dezenhall Resources, Ltd, one of the nation’s leading crisis management firms, and I have already advised the leadership of two boards that the book will be must-reading for every board member in America, for CEOs, officeholders and candidates for both jobs as well as their staffs. It is an advanced course in nightmares for companies and individuals –the kind you hope never to have to live through but for which you ought to be prepared.