Former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel may not have made the cut for recent Democratic presidential debates on CNN and MSNBC -- the networks said he didn't meet their minimum qualifications -- but that doesn't mean he has gone away. Gravel is expected to appear -- in high-def, no less -- at Saturday's Brown and Black Forum in Iowa. And our friend rx, the mysterious multimedia genius behind "Dick Is a Killer," caught up with him the other day in Los Angeles to tape this "documentary."
"He was totally into it," rx tells us. "Not sure if he completely understood what I was up to, but neither did I. God love him for spending the time. Every politician should be this cool."
Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.