Diane Rehm and many of her callers had unusually sparky exchanges today with obnoxious and shameless author Stephen Marks (“Confessions of a Political Hit Man”).
The guy debates like a dysfunctional 10 year old arguing with his little sister, wielding such master-class forensic stratagems as “I know you are, but what am I?” and “Nyah nyah na nyah nyah.”
He frequently leveled ad hominem attacks against inquisitors rather than address their questions. Diane was forced to ask him to be civil to her callers on several occasions, although her famous couth prevented her from really keeping him in line.
Least surprising moment: when he mentioned having discovered that one of his relatives was a mobster.