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October 7th, 2008
Episode 105 of 303 episodes
With less than thirty days left until (U.S.) Election Day 2008, Skepticalitychecks in with noted skeptic Lt. Colonel Hal Bidlack (U.S. Air Force, Retired) — theDemocratic Party's5th Congressional Districtcandidate for the U.S. House of Representatives. Swoopy talks with Hal about the challenging and expensive process of seekingpublic office in the United States, and how the recent upset of financialmarkets is shaping this election season. Hal also explains how his study of the U.S.Constitution and experience as the nation's premier Alexander Hamilton scholar lendsvaluable insight even in 2008.