That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama.
FCC chairman Kevin Martin’s days are numbered, no matter who makes it to the White House. That’s the conclusion of Variety’s William Triplett and Cynthia Littleton, who size up candidates to replace Martin in an Obama or McCain adminstration.
Obama’s “chief kingmaker on showbiz-related policy issues is likely to be his old friend and Harvard Law School classmate Julius Genachowski.”
They also write, “The two names most buzzed about as possible McCain appointments to the FCC are Bill Bailey, a former telecom adviser to McCain who now lobbies for Disney, and Mark Busey, the GOP candidate’s chief of staff.”
Music Men: Variety’s Phil Gallo sizes up the effectiveness of musicians on the campaign trail, starting with James Taylor who recently stumped for Obama.
Ho Hum: Notice something about TV election coverage? It now lacks suspense.
Slamming Stone: Richard Dreyfuss criticizes Oliver Stone’s direction of “W.”
Harvey Milk: Gus Van Sant’s “Milk” premieres in the Castro in San Francisco this evening.
Damon for Obama: Matt Damon, Alicia Silverstone and Kerry Washington campaign for Obama in Florida. “If Barack wins in Florida, he wins the election. If McCain does not win in Florida, it is impossible for him to win the election.”
Chuck Spot: Chuck Norris appears in this new ad for the NRA.