THIS WEEK This Week – The Annotated Version, 5/23/2010

May 23, 2010 2:09pm

On This Week this week we talked politics with the chairman of the RNC, Michael Steele, and the chairman of the DNC, Tim Kaine.

The original Courier-Journal editorial page interview with Kentucky GOP senatorial nominee Rand Paul that started the debate over his views of the federal government’s role in civil rights can be viewed HERE.  

A column about what the GOP should do about Paul’s position by former Bush speechwriter Peter Wehner can be read HERE

The original New York Times story about Connecticut Attorney General and Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal misrepresenting his war record can be read HERE

Comcast’s Larry Kane first wrote about Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak’s claim that the White House offered him an administration position if he agreed to not run against Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Penn., HERE

For more information about the RNC spending almost  $2k on softball and other athletic equipment read HERE

I first read about Democratic strategist James Carville criticizing President Obama for his handling of the BP oil spill HERE

We dissected all the week’s politics on the Roundtable, with George Will

Donna BrazileSam Donaldson, and Cokie Roberts.  

We first chatted about Rand Paul:

Then we turned to talk of Sestak v Specter, Blumenthal, the Pennsylvania 12th congressional district race, BP oil spill, and Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s visit to the U.S.

Here’s In Memoriam:

The transcript can be read HERE

Thanks for watching!

-Jake Tapper

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