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02 Oct 2009 08:57 am

Atlantic Media Chairman and owner David Bradley gave opening remarks. Now John King of CNN is interviewing former Democratic strategist Bob Shrum and John McCain Campaign Manager Steve Schmidt. Shrum on the late Ted Kennedy's book: "He'd been trying to write the book for years even before he got sick." 

Schmitt on Sarah Palin: "Most politicians of prominence write a book. My honest view is that she would not be a winning candidate for president and if she was the results would be...catastrophic.ab It's fairly inconceivable she could be elected." Subtle!

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