About

Bud Jackson and John Hlinko are the Sexy Pundits.  They’re political.  They’re irreverent.  And they’re sexy…by DC standards. Click here to listen to their podcast.

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Bud Jackson is sexy as hell – when he’s on the radio or a podcast. He’s president of Jackson Group Media, a strategic communication firm based in Alexandria, VA. Bud is an award-winning Democratic media and general consultant for more than 25 years. He has advised candidates, causes, non-profits and corporations across the country and Canada. Campaigns and Elections Magazine featured him as a “Mover and Shaker” in American Politics. He is frequently quoted as a political analyst and routinely appears on television, radio and – podcasts. He lectures on political events and campaign strategy and is a contributing author to Louisiana State University’s Guide to Political Communication. Bud hails from Massachusetts and remains a lifelong loyal Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics and Patriots fan. He’s not-so-secretly a Washington Nationals season ticket holder and fan. But all bets are off should the Nationals face the Red Sox in a World Series: Go Sox. Bud graduated from Boston University’s College of Communication.

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John Hlinko is easily one of the top two sexiest people on this podcast. He is also the founder of Left Action, a network of over 1,000,000 activists, fighting back against right-wing extremism.  Hlinko has been a frequent pundit on CNN, Fox, and other places, and the author of the book, Share, Retweet, Repeat: Get Your Message Read and Spread, ranked by Amazon.com as the # 1 “hot new release” in both the “web marketing” and “retail” categories.

Hlinko has been long recognized as an innovator and “Buzz Czar” on the grassroots marketing front, received numerous awards for his work, and been covered by nearly all the major broadcast and print news outlets.  He has also been quoted as a grassroots expert in more than a dozen books ranging from “Power Public Relations” to “Burning at the Grassroots.” He has worked with some of the web’s biggest breakout viral success stories, starting with MoveOn.org in its earliest days, and continuing up to a “draft Obama” effort to build support for Barack Obama in advance of his presidential run.

John holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MA in public policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also came in second place at Valley Stream Central High School for “class clown.” But the guy who came in first ended up on Saturday Night Live, so cut him some slack, okay?