02/07/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Rebuilding the Republican Party: Yes, Please!

As Obama does his best two-step to avoid picking the wrong dude (oops, oops, whoops), the Republican Party's best and brightest are picking up where the Prez-Elect left off: community organizing. Call it smart, call it copying, or call it, as Mindy Finn does. As Romney's former Director of eStrategy and co-founder of, Finn talks with hosts Ted and Maegan about the future of the Republican Party: What went wrong in the last election? What's her ten point plan to save the party? Can the Republicans ever recapture their "personal freedom" credentials? And wasn't it the Dems copying the Republicans just a few years ago?

Ted and Maegan also weigh in on Obama's newest choices for cabinet. Is Leon Panetta a good idea to head the CIA? What about the rumors that CNN's Sanjay Gupta is under consideration for Surgeon General? Can a TV talking head become a Government Talking Head (paging Tony Snow)? Also, the race in Minnesota continues, and Ann Coulter reemerges from her state-sanctioned holiday in Hades with Voldemort and Sauron; what new words of wisdom does this blond bombshell have for us today? All on today's Wilshire & Washington.

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Wilshire & Washington, the weekly Blog Talk Radio program that explores the intersection of politics, entertainment, and new media, features co-hosts Ted Johnson, Managing Editor of Variety; conservative blogger Teresa Valdez Klein (, and liberal blogger Maegan Carberry ( The show airs every Wednesday at 7:30am PST on