Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The Force Is with the WFP (Updated)

The WFP's policy director, Josh Mason, was a guest on the "Face-Off" show on WLIW (Long Island Public Television) yesterday, a "Crossfire"-style debate program. Josh was pitted against Matthew McGuire, the communications director from the Business Council of New York State.

Josh started off on an upnote: After McGuire's organization was introduced, tongue-in-cheek, as the "Darth Vader of progressive politics," Josh described the WFP as "the Luke Skywalker, the new hope for New York."

And it just got better from there.

By the end of the show, which was primarily a debate of the Fair Share for Health Care Act, co-host (and Newsday columnist) Larry Levy said he agreed with Josh: "Business has got to be willing to be step up."

UPDATE: So you want to actually watch the show? Bless you. Tuesday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 21.


Mike the Laborer said...

Why're you fighting with cousin Matty?

JW Mason said...

You're kidding I hope, Mike.

Anyway, he seemed like a nice guy -- moonlights as a jazz drummer, of all things.