10/01/2004: Gem o'the Day:
I'd intended to make this blog a Presidential Debate-Free Zone, inasmuch as the "debates" are a farce and a scam (not to mention that I knew who I was voting for in 2004 back when the only election that mattered in 2000 (the one in the Supreme Court, not the one in the 50 states) anointed Bush). Unfortunately, this one's too good to pass up:
I watched a bit of the Kerry-Bush debate this evening. Oh man, that was almost (but not quite) as funny as "America's Funniest Home Videos." Did you notice the way Bush couldn't quite grasp the fact that no one was going to applaud when he paused? He wasn't debating; he was grandstanding. I loved this part:Mark Crispin Miller's doing the statutory post-debate analysis on Air America's Morning Sedition, and he's made an interesting point: Bush's practice this campaign of rationing his appearances to hand picked audiences of supporters who have to sign endorsements to see him may have come back to bite Bush in the ass. Miller points out that basking in the love of his mindless, unconditional supporters isn't exactly the best way to prepare to engage someone who is actually talking back.Kerry: "When we went in [to Iraq], there were three countries: Great Britain, Australia, and the United States. That's not a 'Grand Coalition'; we can do better."This one was pretty sweet too:
Bush: "Well, actually he forgot Poland."Kerry: "The President is the one who said we can't allow countries to get nuclear weapons; they [North Korea] have. I'll change that."Awesome! Kerry's going to Pyongyang to personally sock Kim Jong-Il right out of his elevator shoes. It's about time we started electing superheroes.
The short story: Kerry is running rhetorical circles around Bush. Anyone who can't see that either knows nothing about principles of debate or is too busy sucking Bush's cock to pay any actual attention. (You know who you are.)
And as long as I'm giving in to temptation and blogging the debate, one of the Daily Kos diaries has an interesting post listing a number of residents of Right Blogistan who concede that Bush sucked at the debate.
Time for Rove to crank up the SCLM spin machine. There's still plenty of time to convince the unwashed masses that Bush won, in spite of the evidence. :-)
Len on 10.01.04 @ 07:30 AM CST