Gin and TopicsIf you’ve been a Spin Sucks reader for any amount of time, you know my rule against talking about politics in blog posts and comments.

We are, after all, a PR blog.

And public relations has nothing to do with politics or political commentary,

Unless, of course, there is a politician who has created a crisis (cough, Anthony Weiner, cough) and, even then, we always keep the “sides” and “points-of-view” out of it.

That’s why, I’m positive, you are shocked to read the headline of this episode of Gin and Topics.

Don’t worry!

I’m not going to engage you in a political debate, but this close to the election—and just a few days away from the presidential debate—it’s hard to avoid talking about it entirely.

So this week’s Gin and Topics has three videos that deal with politics, and Kelly Ripa and an an orangutan thrown in.

This week’s videos are courtesy of MATTIE DIETRICH, Mr. D.Eden Spodek, and yours truly.

1.Orangutan Babysits Tiger Cubs. Before we get into politics, I thought I’d share this adorable video of an orangutan loving on his animal brethren. Because who doesn’t love an orangutan feeding baby tigers?

2. Kelly Ripa’s Son Pops Up in Her Shower Since Starting College. Oh, and one more! This is billed as a discussion between Kelly Ripa and Jimmy Fallon discussing how her college-aged son randomly shows up in her shower. But the conversation about where she lived when she moved to NYC is even better.

3. Conspiracy Theories Thrive at a Trump Rally. Okay, now the politics! And I mean, really. Why wasn’t Obama in the Oval Office on 9/11? Was he really on vacation? I also love the theory on how Bill Clinton “contracted AIDS.” It’s hard to believe people really believe this stuff…and that critical thinking skills are so lacking.

2. Between Two Ferns with Hillary Clinton. This is so awkward, it’s funny. She’s a great sport! She’s no President Obama, but she held her own and that look she gives him for nearly every question. A-W-K-W-A-R-D!

1. Save the Day. The election is 46 days away and, because many people feel like both candidates suck, the obvious choice is not to vote. Right? WRONG! While you may not like the presidential candidates, you can’t discount your vote for Senate, Congress, and any local elected officials. This video tells it all, plus Mark Ruffalo gets naked (or maybe it’s just the promise that he will). Oh! And RDJ. You’re welcome.

Have a great weekend!

Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder, CEO, and author of Spin Sucks, host of the Spin Sucks podcast, and author of Spin Sucks (the book). She is the creator of the PESO Model and has crafted a certification for it in partnership with Syracuse University. She has run and grown an agency for the past 15 years. She is co-author of Marketing in the Round, co-host of Inside PR, and co-host of The Agency Leadership podcast.

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