Jeff Gannon, aka James Guckert, was scheduled to appear on Randi Rhodes' show yesterday. However, in his quest to only leave an impression and not marks, he pulled out of the appearance at the last second because of the way that she was promoting it.
From an email message personally sent to me by Randi:
...Hear the interview plus the backstory on how it came about through Randi's outrage over gay Republicans rolling over while other conservatives equate homosexuals with sexual predators...
Because of this or something else the ever-wacky Randi said, Gannon now says:
I cancelled my appearance on the Randi Rhodes Show today on Air America Radio because I wanted to be treated as a guest. I objected to the insulting way in which they were promoting my appearance. I really enjoy to debate, but I'm not going to participate in a conversation where I am not going to be accorded basic courtesy even before the show begins...
UPDATE: This audio clip, titled "Randi Rhodes: Bush's Hooker Chickens Out" and featuring outtakes from her show, may perhaps give us a clue to why he would cancel his appearance.
Posted in RandiRhodes at October 6, 2006 02:24 AM
Pulling out at the last minute always looks bad, but the mistake was planning on "debating" with Randi in the first place, since she does not debate. I would have told Randi to go Cheney herself.
Posted by: Scott at October 6, 2006 12:06 PM
Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.