Oh Phooey, Says Cafferty. That Blasted Government Makes My Oatmeal Cold.

caffertyaaa.jpgWolf Blitzer’s favorite curmudgeon — Jack Cafferty — kicked off CNN’s new series, “Broken Government,” last night. According to the release, “The special was part of CNN’s America Votes 2006 coverage. In it, Cafferty looked at pressing topics from electronic voting to the Iraq war to increasing cases of corruption in Congress. The full transcript is below.”

Some of the upcoming shows:

MONDAY, OCT. 23, at 8 p.m.: A jarring insider’s look at Capitol Hill in “The Do Nothing Congress,” reported by CNN’s Ed Henry

TUESDAY, OCT. 24, at 8 p.m.: In “Two Left Feet,” Candy Crowley will examine why Democratic candidates seem to have such a hard time getting elected.

THURSDAY, OCT. 26, at 8 p.m.: In “Power Play,” CNN’s John King reports on the Bush administration’s controversial efforts to wrest back executive authority stripped away by Congress in the years following Vietnam and Watergate.

FRIDAY, OCT. 27, at 8 p.m.: CNN analyst Jeff Greenfield looks at the GOP dilemma in “Where the Right Went Wrong.”

SATURDAY, OCT. 28, at 8 p.m.: In “Judges on Trial,” CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin examines the increasing influence of politics in the courts. This special will feature rare exclusive interviews with former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Justice Stephen Breyer inside the Supreme Court.

SUNDAY, OCT. 29, at 7 p.m.: In “Democracy at Risk: E-voting’s Threat,” Lou Dobbs and Kitty Pilgrim examine whether every vote will count in the mid-term elections.