IHATE TO kick a man when he's down, particularly the president. But here's a thought on his resolve on abortion. As an ex-advance man for Bush 41, I'm convinced that in this president's advance office, the date Jan. 22 is permanently circled. I see it already blacked out as "unavailable" in 2008, just as it was in 2001 through 2007.
EVERY DAY when my radio gig ends, I meet with my producers, critique that day's show and plan the next. One recent meeting was interrupted by a call. "Amber" was on the line, but I didn't have a clue who she was or what she wanted. Amber? Sounds like someone you'd meet at a gentleman's club and steak house.
Michael Smerconish is a nationally syndicated radio host, best-selling author and weekly contributing columnist every Friday to The Philadelphia Inquirer A2 Insights page. Michael’s radio show is broadcasted weekday afternoons in Philadelphia on WPHT-AM (1210).
A Philadelphia lawyer turned political commentator, Smerconish is a guest host and contributor to several national television shows including Hardball with Chris Matthews. Smerconish occasionally writes an opinion column in The Inquirer's Sunday Currents section.
In January 2011, Smerconish launched a book club event series in the Philadelphia region that will feature several best-selling authors, including John Bogle, Ted Gup, James Kaplan and Jane Leavy.