Not on Bended Knee
Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.
O N E L E C T I O N DAY 2 0 0 0 , I was in the Democracy Now! office at WBAI on Wall Street when I received a call minutes before going on the air at 9:00 a.m. The caller said, “Hello, I am calling from White House Communications.” Things get very frantic moments before broadcasting, and we get a fair number of unusual calls.
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Then the caller said that the president would like to speak to me. I said, “The president of what?” We were on the air in less than a minute. “The president of the United States.” Oh, please. “He'd like to call in to your radio program.”
“Yeah, right, ” I said. “Whatever.”