It's perhaps the last place you'd expect to find the longtime host of the syndicated McLaughlin Group but on the year end episode of that show, aired over the weekend, John McLaughlin announced his New Year's resolution was to attend the Burning Man Festival. At the end of the show, when all the panelists were asked to reveal their individual New Year's resolutions, McLaughlin drew gasps and laughter when he made the following stunning announcement:
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JOHN MCLAUGHLIN: My New Year's resolution - next August, in Nevada in the Black Rock Desert, I will attend the Burning Man Festival.
MONICA CROWLEY: Wow!
MCLAUGHLIN: The festival is an American original. Bohemians and artists from all over gather and salute America's artistic freedom and self-governance. If any of you are there, say hello to me.
MORT ZUCKERMAN: If I recognize you...
MCLAUGHLIN: I will have, I will have a lengthy white beard and a mop of hair. Happy New Year! Bye bye!
—Geoffrey Dickens is the Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. You can follow him on Twitter here