The 'Art of Politics,' with Ken Gidge and Bill O'Brien
Gidge, a Democrat, and O'Brien, a Republican, hope to find some common ground on this weekly TV program.
We bring you the first installment of the "Art of Politics" 2.0, featuring new weekly co-host William O'Brien, R-Mont Vernon, former Speaker of the House of Representatives.
O'Brien is replacing State Rep. Dave Robbins, R-Nashua, who has moved on to other projects, including joining the city Planning Board.
"I have big shoes to fill, and it's not just because Dave is a foot taller than me," said O'Brien.
In this installment, Gidge and O'Brien talk about O'Brien's rise and fall from power, and some of the hot topics of the day.
Gidge asks O'Brien how he's adjusting to losing his high-profile Speaker position.
"On a personal level, it's probably added to the quality of my life, not having to go up to Concord every day, not having to work 60-70 hours a week ... to say there isn't a disappointment would be inaccurate. I think we accomplished many of the things we hoped to achieve ... overall, it's all good," O'Brien said.
To which Gidge responds: "I'm glad you're sitting here, but I'm glad you're not the Speaker – we need a Democrat up there."
Gidge and O'Brien are actively recruiting guests from both sides of the aisle. Email Ken Gidge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view the entire program on Access Nashua online.