Yes, you can count me among those disappointed in all things political this season. This week, those of us paying attention were subjected to some jaw-dropping comments from our Governor, who said on Terry Meiners show that most of us who criticize Trump for all his boorish behavior with women are hypocrites. He said you shouldn’t be knocking Trump for saying he grabs women in the crotch if you have read a racy book.
Or played a certain video game. Don’t take my word for it, here are his actual words:
“The same hypocrites that are supposedly outraged and offended by this are the very same people that I guarantee you were first in line to go watch ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ to see if it was as trashy as the book they’d read,” he said, adding “They listen to rap music on their way home to go play ‘Grand Theft Auto’ with their kids . . . ”
So he thinks that regular citizens are hypocrites for criticizing a nominee for President of the United States for vulgar behavior if they choose to read an immensely popular book focused on sex. And Bevin, our own Trump Jr., thinks that listening to rap music is also on par with sexual assault.
I know you’ve already decided who you’re voting for, and there’s nothing I could write, or that either candidate could do, to change your mind. So go out there and vote your conscience Tuesday.
Meanwhile, I offer you a couple of pretty good podcasts.
On the Rusty Satellite Show, my guest co-host is Chris Thieneman, who is continuing to fight his way through the court system on a three-year-old assault case, for which he was basically acquitted, except for a $500 fine. Which he is appealing. And for which, on Friday, he was handed another delay by the court system. As you’ll hear, he won’t be backing down on that.
We also talk about politics, and I guarantee that if you listen, you’ll learn something. I’ve also got Emily Hagedorn of Yelp! on the show, and she taught me some things as well.
Rusty Satellite Show
On EatDrinkTalk, Steve Coomes has a great interview with restaurant legend Majid Ghavami, who showed up for his first restaurant job interview 40 years ago in a suit. He’s since earned his place among the city’s finest operators. Later this month, he is closing Majid’s in St. Matthews.