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“Glass Jaw” by Eric Dezenhall

Saturday, October 11, 2014  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Began and am hooked by Eric Dezenhall’s 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.  I hope to have Dezenhall on next week, but the book will be must-reading for CEOs, officeholders and candidates for both jobs as well as their staff.

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Your “Week-End To-Do” List from Johnny Radio

Friday, October 10, 2014  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Great weekend ahead. In America, at least.  Fall and football in most places.  The crescendoing of the political season.  Here’s a check list of things to do:

Visit the website of the Warrior Strong Race Team. Rear Adm. Mike Shatynski (USN, Ret.) was on Friday’s show with me talking about this inspiring project.

Contribute to the Cory Gardner campaign.  Best place to make your last contribution.  Believe it or The (very lefty) Denver Post endorsed Gardner Friday in a clear signal that the lights have gone out for Democrat incumbent Mark Udall (and his Democrat governor colleague John Hickenlooper, aka Governor Gumby.) If you have extra still, then Thom Tillis and/or Dan Sullivan in the Senate races, Bob Beauprez and Doug Ducey in the statehouse contests.

Sign up to walk a precinct in any of the key state races.  Really committed?  Get a hotel in Arkansas or Colorado and walk for Tom Cotton or Cory Gardner.  You can sign up at their websites.

Next, listen to the long interview I conducted Thursday with Major General Giora Romm (IDF, Ret) about his new book Solitary, which will be posted here:

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Watch the Browns beet the Steelers Sunday. (Read a game preview by Terry Pluto –America’s finest sportswriter.)

And of course worship God as you see fit, which is the last thing that will be happening in any territory controlled by IS and certainly not in Kobani.  The president who argued we needed to intervene in Libya to prevent a massacre there is now only doing the minimum as real massacres and atrocities pile up in ISISland.

Giora Romm’s “Solitary”

Thursday, October 9, 2014  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Author Steven Pressfield –whose The Lion’s Gate has amazed everyone I have given it to or pushed it on– is bringing Israel’s first fighter pilot “ace” to the studio today: Major General Giora Romm (Israeli Defense Forces, Ret.)

Giora Romm shot down five Migs in the Six Day War, was himself shot down over Egypt on September 11, 1969, suffering horrible injuries when his ejection seat exited his crippled Mirage, injuries that became more mangled when he and the seat hit the ground.  Romm then went on to survive hasty surgeries on broken limbs, harsh months of interrogation followed by long stretches of solitary confinement followed by beatings and more interrogation and solitary before being exchanged for Egyptian prisoners of war.  After numerous operations to repair his shattered leg and arm and a long recovery, Romm returned to the sky and to air combat in the Yom Kippur War, leading the 115th Squadron in that war.

Solitary: The Crash, Recovery, and Resurrection of an Ace Fighter Pilot is already a classic in Israel and now is available in English and will almost certainly be on every fighter pilot’s bookshelf and widely read by anyone with an interest in courage the human capacity for endurance, survival and recovery.

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The Washington Post’s Robert Costa On The State Of The Race(s)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Robert Costa joins me in hour three today to review the Senate map:

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Transcript:

HH: Joining me now on the phone from Washington, D.C, Robert Costa of the Washington Post. You can follow Robert on Twitter, and everyone who cares about politics does, @CostaReports, and of course over at the WashingtonPost.com. First, Bob, my condolences on your Nats. They didn’t go anywhere. I think you’ve become a complete Nationals guy, haven’t you?

RC: Well, I grew up in Philadelphia, so I have my heart always for the NL East, and I’ve become a Nationals fan of sorts. I think after they lost that 18 inning game, they really just seemed to be lagging, and disappointing here in D.C, which is still not really a baseball town, though.

HH: On the other hand, the Irish are flawless, and they, because Ohio State is being unjustly punished by SCC voters, it looks like my two teams that I follow, the Irish are much more likely to get to the first Final Four.

RC: I’m super excited for Notre Dame. I was out at the Stanford game this past weekend, and when Golson connected on that 4th quarter pass in the rain and in the cold, it was fantastic. And I think the Irish will beat North Carolina this weekend, and then comes the big game, Florida State in Florida. Continue Reading

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