Laura Flanders “Blue Grit”
April 13th, 2007
On election night 2004, radio talk show host Laura Flanders got stuck with the overnight shift at the liberal Air America network. Instead of helping her listeners celebrate a John Kerry victory, however, it fell to Flanders to console Democrats who had worked so hard for the man who had just come in second to George W. Bush.
That’s when Flanders decided she had to find what’s happening at the grassroots level of progressive America. She set out on a cross-country tour of the Democratic party — or at least, what is called the Democratic party. The resulting book is called “Blue Grit.”
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