He was very Edward R. Murrow like, outspoken when the timing was right, a bold reporter that looked at you eye to eye. Why CNN cut him loose was a mystery to me. This was one of my favorite exchanges.
On the September 26, 2008 edition of The Situation Room, Cafferty criticized Republican Presidential candidate John McCain's Vice Presidential nominee, Alaska governor Sarah Palin after she did what he referred to as a "disastrous interview" with CBS news anchor Katie Couric when she could not clearly answer Couric's questions about the federal government's intervention into Wall Street. Cafferty went on to say that "if John McCain wins, this woman will be one 72 year old's heart beat away from becoming President of the United States, and if that doesn't scare the hell out of you, it should!" He went further to say that her interview with Couric was the most pathetic tape he had ever seen. When Wolf Blitzer came to Palin's defense, Cafferty snapped back indicating "there's no excuse for that, don't make excuses for her, that's pathetic!
Writer Phil Stanford has believed for years that Frank Gable is innocent for the murder charges of Michael Francke. Gable is going to get another day in court to prove he had nothing to do with the event that happened on the stairs to the Department of Corrections offices. Stanford is currently writing a book on the set up of Gable. His books on Portland mob activity and the Peyton- Allan murders were terrific.