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Lipstick on a pig. Sarah Palin on TV in her first big interview. McCain and Obama side by side at Ground Zero, and slugging it out — down, dirty and outraged — everywhere else.

There is plenty to slug about. Real news. Real, giant issues. Fannie Me and Freddie Mac on everyone’s back now. Lehman Brothers on the rim of doom. Trade and federal deficits high and higher. Obama talks education. The Bush Interior Department parties down with sex and cocaine in Denver.

This hour, On Point: Stand back — we’re taking on the headlines.

What did you make of Sarah Palin’s interview? With Fannie and Freddie and Lehman all tanking, are you hiding your money under your mattress? What’s moving your world this week? Join the conversation.Guests:

Amy Sullivan, senior editor at Time magazine, where she's written recently on Sarah Palin's appeal to evangelicals and Barack Obama's political director in South Carolina.

Steve Chapman, columnist and editorial page writer for the Chicago Tribune. You can read his recent columns here.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on September 12, 2008.


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