It is serious business when a political candidate asks you for your vote. +In doing so, someone is requesting of you to entrust them with the keys to your future, in essence.

In order to serve constituents in these perilous times, candidates must have fortitude and backbone. They must be able to stand tall in the face of pressure and trials. They must be able to articulate clearly, their points of view. At a minimum, they must be able to answer straightforward questions about their positions on challenging issues.

The Schilling Show has a reputation for fair and manerly treatment of guests from across the political spectrum. So it is both perplexing and consequential whenever a candidate for public office refuses to appear on the program, with flimsy or absent excuse.

To wit, The Schilling Show has issued multiple invitations (verbal, email, telephone) to the following politicians, status described below:

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To those who have refused, currently, the door is still open. We will make air time for you at your convenience.

But wavering, mendacious jellyfish continue to ignore The Schilling Show at their own peril. Remember Mike Baird, who was politely invited as a Schilling Show guest on multiple occasions but refused to acknowledge the invitation, referencing it only indirectly in the following constituent email exchange:

—– Original Message —–
From: xxxxx@xxxxxx.com
To: mikebaird@mikebairdforsheriff.com
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 5:04:45 PM GMT -05:00 Colombia
Subject: Appearances on the radio

Dear Captain Baird,

Why do you not wish to appear on “The Schilling Show” on WINA-AM +and introduce yourself to this audience?

Sincerely yours, ++++(name withheld)

In a message dated 4/26/2009 9:01:36 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, mikebaird@embarqmail.com writes:

Thank you for your inquiry.+ I do not wish to use Mr. Shilling’s (sic) show as a means to get my message out to the public at this time.+ I would be willing to+answer any questions+you have about the job.+ You can call me at 970-xxxx Mon-Fri.+ Leave a message if I am not in and I will call you back.+ Thanks again for your interest.

Sincerely, Mike Baird

He lost.

6 COMMENTS

  1. It is interesting — and of course, not surprising — to note that every member name on the Hall of Shame list is followed by a parenthesized capital letter “D.”

  2. Rob, Please call Nelson County Supervisor Connie Brennan to appear on the show
    and then forget about it. I think a phone call and an e-mail should be enough
    to garner a response from candidates. Thank you for going the extra mile for
    the appearances of Paul Long and RBS3(Brandon Smith).

  3. If many of the Democrats have gone so far as to complain about your show to your program manager in order to have your show canceled and have complained about your show to your sponsors in order to get them to stop sponsoring your show, are you surprised that they are boycotting your show? Most of the talk shows allow them to come in and say anything they want with any spin they want without question. Rarely do I learn anything about the candidate that is important. You and your callers, howeve4r, politely and respectfully ask questions, sometimes questions to which they have not prepared answers. This, is something they can not tolerate. It really shows that they are ill-informed of current issues that are important to the public, but not a part of their agenda. That’s why I will not consider voting for anyone who refuses to appear on your show.

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