The Rundown - Thursday, April 6, 2017: George Brauchler announces for governor; Chemical attack in Syria; CO State Senate Pres Kevin Grantham; Kendall Jenner's stupid Pepsi ad

Our 6:06 AM guest, Christopher Harmer, analyst with the Institute for the Study of War, about the chemical attack in Syria:

Pity the Syrian people. Left to be murdered at the hands of a man who is a clone of his murderous father. On Tuesday there was an apparent sarin gas attack on a village in the mostly rebel-controlled Idlib province in Syria, leaving at least 70 dead and many more injured, with people falling and dying where the stood as they were going through an otherwise ordinary day in the turmoil that is life in Syria. The video below is very difficult to watch.

The politics of the situation are even more difficult, and I don't think it's hyperbole to argue that much of this suffering falls directly at the feet of Barack Obama whose failure to enforce his own "red line" gave the Syrians and Russians and Iranians carte blanche to slaughter civilians.

On Wednesday, Donald Trump said that this attack "crossed many lines" and that it has already changed his opinion of Syria. We'll see what that means for American policy and our military. Frankly, we have no good options right now.

 
 

6:36 AM guest: George Brauchler, one of the highest-profile district attorneys in Colorado, has announced his candidacy to the the Republican nominee to seek the governorship of Colorado. We'll talk with George about what he hopes to accomplish and how his view of governing differs from our current governor's.

 

At 7:36 AM, sticking with state politics, we'll talk with State Senate President Kevin Grantham about the status of this year's legislative session, with particular focus on what key bills have past, which have failed, and which have been intentionally killed.

What made Pepsi think an ad this vapid would work, and even more, what made them think that the social justice warrior crowd wouldn't find any reason at all to scream about it? Scream they did, and Pepsi has already pulled the ad. I trust that Kendall Jenner will not have to return her paycheck.

 
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