Thursday 01/31/13 Batchelor First Hour

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JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Co-hosts: Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal editorial board, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents

Hour One

Thursday  31  Jan 2013 / Hour 1, Block A:  Salena Zito, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and Lara M Brown, Villanova, in re:  Chuck Hagel's infelicitous hearing today at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Thursday  31  Jan 2013 / Hour 1, Block B:  Eddie Hayes, criminal defense attorney par excellence, in re: the play, Lucky Guy, opening on Broadway. NY Post: "Hotshot lawyer Eddie Hayes is looking forward to seeing himself portrayed in “Lucky Guy,” Nora Ephron’s Broadway play about columnist Mike McAlary, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 as he was dying of cancer at the age of 41. While Tom Hanks will play McAlary, Hayes will be played byChris McDonald, who has experience playing a flashy litigator on NBC’s “Harry’s Law.” “I’m thrilled because he’s much better looking than me. He’s taller, and he’s got the same accent as I do,” Hayes told us. Queens native Hayes worked as a Bronx prosecutor before he married model Suzie Gilderand befriended the Andy Warhol crowd and Tom Wolfe, who immortalized him as lawyer Tom Killian in “Bonfire of the Vanities.” Hayes, known for his bespoke suits, gave two thumbs down to the Brian de Palma movie version of Wolfe’s masterpiece, as well as Kevin Dunn’s portrayal of Killian. “The guy wore a bow tie,” Hayes said. “Can you see me in a bow tie?” The play produced by Colin Callenderstarts previews March 1 and opens April 1 at the Broadhurst."

Thursday  31  Jan 2013 / Hour 1, Block C: . Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover, in re:  Chuck Hagel fails his Senate questioning. He still believes that the urge in Iraq was an error. He agrees with 51% or more of the people; flip-flops to correspond with whatever the conventional opinion is at the moment. No judgment.

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"Are they gonna Susan-Rice Chuck Hagel?" – JB

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Thursday  31  Jan 2013 / Hour 1, Block D:  Debra J. Saundersin re:  Ploy of Voter PreregistrationCalifornia state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson has introduced a bill to allow 15-year-olds to preregister to vote.