8/11 Tuesday: Sean Illing, Roger Stone, Jon Stewart, Damon Baldone, Garrett Temple

Hour 1: 

Sean Illing


LSU Political Science professor Sean Illing joins Jim to chat about the upcoming presidential election. He gives his views on how Governor Jindal and Donald Trump will do in the race. 

Illing says Megyn Kelly pushed Trump but believes she wasn't out of line. He says he though Marco Rubio handled himself well and this was a good way to boost his profile. Illing thinks Ted Cruz sounded inauthentic and didn't come across too well during the debate.


Roger Stone


Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone chats with us about what is was like working with Trump. Stone claims he quit the campaign and wasn't fired. Stone says he remains a strong supporter of Donald Trump. He left because he was unhappy with the direction of the campaign. Stone is still excited about what's going on in the Trump world. 

Hour 2:

Dr. Gerard Alexander

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Photo courtesy of politics.virginia.edu

Associate Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia Dr. Gerard Alexander joins Jim to comment on his piece, Jon Stewart, the Patron Saint of Liberal Smugness.

Alexander says Stewart chose to entertain his audience rather than educating them. He says Stewart could've alerted his viewers of the ignorance of liberals and conservatives.   

Damon Baldone

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Photo courtesy of phonebaldone.com

Attorney and former state representative Damon Baldone comments on getting back into the political game being a part of both the Democratic and Republican Parties. 

Baldone has previously been registered as a Democrat. He says Democrats and Republicans have a lot of things in common. 

Garrett Temple


NBA player Garrett Temple joins Jim to talk about playing basketball with President Obama.  He is currently a point guard with the Washington Wizards. He claims Stephen Curry is the most difficult player to defend. 

Temple is a Baton Rouge native and played for U-High and then LSU from 2005-2009. He hopes to keep playing professionally for at least the next eight years. Temple says he's often thought about coaching.