Operating in a reality that few people understand, during a one-sided pile-on in support of the recall of CO Springs State Sen. John Morse, talk-radio host Peter Boyles takes calls from "Ray" and "Tom" on KNUS radio Monday:
Boyles: Ray, you're with the recall team [Recall proponents Anthony Garcia, Jennifer Kerns, and Timothy Knight are also in studio with Boyles]. Good morning, 710 KNUS.
Ray: Good morning. How are you?
Boyles: We're well. Go ahead.
Ray: I have a question. I moved to Denver in June after I got married but I kept my Colorado Springs address for this election. But I'm not in the district. I'm just adjacent to the district of John Morse. How do I vote in the election tomorrow?
Boyles: Boy, I'll get you jammed up. Anything I say is going to be wrong. Ahhhhhh, I was going to say, ask Caldara, but it looks like he can do it no matter what [laughs].
Boyles: So you still have a Springs address. Is that right, Ray?
[Your BigMedia blogger wasn't on the show, but if he had been, he'd have offered interventions along the way, like this: Peter, he just told you he doesn't live in Morse's district.]
Ray: Yes. Yes.
Boyles: Brother, I don't know what the answer would be. Man, I just hesitate altogether to say anything.
[BigMedia intervention: Peter, you don't know the answer? And I didn't think you could get much lower since the days when you were a respected media figure in town.]
Boyles: Anybody? Nahh. These guys are going Nooo. They're listening.
Boyles: Give it a shot. What the hell, right?
[BigMedia Intervention: Is that what you're thinking, Peter, 'what the hell,' when you beat up Muslims and undocumented immigrants.]
Ray: All right.
Boyles: What's the worst that can happen?
[BigMedia intervention: Felony voter fraud.]
Ray: I'll see what I can do.
Boyles: What's the worst they can do, man?
Ray: All right.
Boyles: All right. Thank you.
Ray: I'll call you back if I'm successful or not.
Boyles: I'd like to know.
[BigMedia Intervention: So would the District Attorney.]
Boyles: Let me know. That would be cool. Thank you.
Boyles: We go to Tom. Tom, you're on the radio show. Good Morning.
Tom: Hey. Good morning, Mr. Boyles. It's Colonel Tom from the Boston cruise.
Boyles: Hey, brother.
Tom: How ya doing?
Boyles: I like that mister stuff, Colonel. [laughs] Hey, man. It's good to hear your voice.
Tom: As a military officer, I was thinking that maybe my vote could be counted this time. I live in Ft. Collins, but I'm planning to be in the Springs. Wondering if I went in uniform with a --
Boyles: Don't start this. [laughs]
[BigMedia intervention: Hilarious, Peter.]
Tom: With a utility bill, they'd let me in.
Boyles: There are people in the room who are nodding their head yes.
Kerns: Technically, yes, you're within the law. We don't encourage or condone it, but the law says that that is correct.
[BigMedia Intervention: Wrong. Tom just said he lives in Ft. Collins. Jen, how much non-encouragement have you been offering people like Tom?]
Tom: Then I could drive down to Pueblo. That's not that far away.
[BigMedia intervention. So hilarious.]
Boyles: [laughing] This is like a Chicago thing, man....
Tom: How many bus loads of people will the other side be bringing in.
Boyles: That's a better question.
Kerns: That's a good question. We don't know. We have folks on the ground watching. What we do know is, we've seen operatives from OFA, Organizing for America.... Look, what you're seeing with these laws, especially this election law, is a complete disregard for law and order....
[BigMedia Intervention: Disregard for law and order! Have you been paying attention to your own interview?]
Boyles: Good bless you, as always. Let me know, sir, what you did, off air. [laughs]
Boyles: I don't want to know. You can give me a call off-air. I think we know how to find each other. Let me know what you did, okay?
[BigMedia Intervention: You know this guy's phone number? Peter, show some honor and please call him up and tell him it's illegal to vote twice? And that he can't vote in CO Springs or Pueblo when he lives in Ft. Collins.]
Tom: Well, I'm just deciding whether to go--
Boyles: What do they say? In Mufti.
Tom: in [inaudible] or in full regalia with all the buttons and bows.
Boyles: All the been-there buttons. How about what they used to say, 'traveling in mufti." You know what the means, like GIs traveling in civilian clothes. This whole Lawrence of Arabia book. Everybody's in mufti all of the time.
Boyles: All right, sir. Thank you, Colonel. Be safe.