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Pat McMahon

Updated Aug 25, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Making noise

Watch Pat McMahon and Lisa Schneider-Cipriano on "The Morning Scramble" weekday mornings at 8 a.m. on AZTV, Channel 7 Cox Cable 13.

Look, over the years I haven't asked you for a great deal, but today I am going to request a personal favor.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 26, please vote.

Now, I don't want to hear those lame excuses like your vote doesn't count or you don't like any of the candidates.

In North Korea, your vote is meaningless. Here, it's an extraordinary gift and if you don't use it, the vote of that goofy guy down the street counts twice. A lot of us have trouble finding a candidate that represents everything we stand for. You can't find a spouse like that either.

So look for someone on the ballot that you object to least and then when they win you continue to remind them that if they want your next vote, they better pay attention.

Yes, tomorrow is only the primary. Unimportant? Hardly.

You're the coach and that's when you hand pick who's on the varsity team -- who's going to play in the big game.

So vote. Tomorrow.

If you're not registered, do it before November. If you just don't care, do me one more favor: shut up.

I'm Pat McMahon.

About the Author

He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talkshows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The McMahon Group" features an unpredictable all-star panel where three people from the community get together and give their thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's where he talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multifaceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.


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