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The New Sheriff In Town on "Straight Talk"

by Laural Porter

Posted on March 11, 2009 at 6:55 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:43 PM

When John Kroger was running for Oregon's Attorney General, a Eugene
newspaper called him the new sheriff in town.
When I talked to him today, Mr. Kroger said there are 36 other competent sheriffs in this state, so he didn't want to take that title.
He is however, the top law enforcer,"top cop", if you will.
And Kroger certainly has the credentials. Before he won the AG position, he prosecuted drug kingpins, mafia killers, and the now defunct Enron corporation.

Kroger joins us on "Straight Talk" to tell us what his priorities are here in Oregon.
He outlines his plans for cracking down on polluters and beefing up law enforcement.

Following our conversation, you'll hear from Pulitzer prize winning author, Thomas Friedman.
Friedeman tells me what President Obama should do to to fix the banking crisis.

Join us for "Straight Talk" from John Kroger, Thomas Friedman, and our commentary from David Sarasohn and Lars Larson.

Sarasohn and Larson debate whether President Obama is trying to do too much too fast.

Leave me your comments and let's keep talking.