Episode 94, with guests Chuck Todd and Jeremy Gaines

Chuck Todd and Jeremy Gaines are our guests this week.
Show produced by Katherine Caperton.
Original Air Date: March 23, 2013 on SiriusXM “POTUS” Channel 124.
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Greetings, PoliOptics fans! As our show this week hits the air, your intrepid host is taking a few days off with the family.

Many thanks to NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd for taking a half hour out of his packed schedule with President Obama in the Middle East to call into us from Jerusalem with a vivid report of the goings-on.

Also thanks to my old pal Jeremy Gaines, with whom I shared tens of thousands of miles on Air Force One on trips very much like President Obama’s in Israel, the West Bank and Jordan this week, to offer perspective on what it’s like to plan such a juggernaut.

If you’ve got a good chunk of extra time this weekend, read Jeffrey Goldberg’s astonishingly vivid and amazingly well-timed article on King Abdullah II of Jordan, which appeared just days before the President arrived on Jordanian soil. As Chuck Todd implied in his conversation with us, the article gave the King plenty of walking-back to do.

If you have less time this weekend, read Jeffrey’s whimsical post on what President Obama might have done with a day in Israel but for the phalanx of Shin-Bet and Secret Service agents that enveloped him.

PoliOptics memories of a memorable week:

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