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XM Radio's POTUS 08, all politics all the time, seated way up high

September 5, 2008 |  8:22 am

ST. PAUL -- Joe Mathieu and Scott Walterman aren't even hoarse this morning.

After two weeks of virtually nonstop talking on one of our nation's broadcast treasures, they can now go home. And resume talking some more about all politics all the time.

They are one of the lively teams on XM Radio's POTUS 08, Channel 130, that's been covering this most amazing of political campaigns since its start last year.

For those political junkies who listen often, as The Ticket does, here's a little video tour of their set-up at the just-completed Republican National Convention here.

The first person you spot on the video is producer Joanna Welch, who does 99% of the work, according to her. The guy on the right is Mathieu, a veteran broadcaster. The other guy on the left -- physically, not necessarily politically -- is Walterman.

XM is so important the convention planners put them way up in the nosebleed section with one of the best views in the Xcel Energy Center. (Also they didn't get confetti in their hair last night.) And there's a little video of their teetering view as a singer practiced the National Anthem one recent morning.

--Andrew Malcolm

Video by Andrew Malcolm