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10/09/2004

 

PRE-FACE

Good morning.

  • I still haven't watched any debate reaction from the MSM, though my spiritual advisor tells me that the people on FNC called it a draw. Well, all of them but the enthusiastic Fred Barnes.


  • I watched a few minutes of the pre-debate on FNC. Brit Hume had a constant refrain: he was a close, personal friend of moderator Charlie Gibson. He also asserted that he was friends with ABC political director Mark Halperin, who had evidently sent out a memo saying that ABC had to be tougher on Bush. Both candidates lied a lot, the memo evidently explained, but Bush's lies were more egregious and more central to his being. Halperin is Halperin, and we have to clean it off our shoes if we step in it.


  • Does anyone read The Note? If so, why?


  • The most telling moment of last nights' debate was when a questioner asked Kerry to look directly into the camera and promise, in simple words, that he would not raise taxes on the middle class. Kerry began by look directly into the camera but then went off on a lengthy tirade, casting his eyes hither and yon, of equivocation and double-talk. It was Kerry at his most Kerry-like, in that he proved that he was nothing.


  • The New York Times is still reporting that President Bush had a "mysterious bulge" in the back of his jacket during the first debate. They speculate that it might have been a transmitter by which Karl Rove beamed him the answers.

    I don't know if or what it was, but we have seen weblogs chastised for asking questions about what Kerry might have put on the desk before the first debate. It turns out to have been a pen, but it was something. The Times, however, is running with the UFO-like story of the bulge in the coat as if it were actual news. The only difference in the two stories is that Kerry actually took something from his jacket pocket and placed it on the podium. The bulge could be lights, cameras, anything.

    Of course, the Times is the Times. And we must clean our shoes again.

    3 comments
  • 3 Comments:

    The mysterious bulge? Many think it was his bulletproof vest. Maybe he needs a new tailor.

    By Blogger David L, at October 9, 2004 at 2:02 PM  

    That Mysterious Bulge.... mayhaps it went from the base of his back to his neck.

    I bet it's something Kerry hasn't got....

    .....a backbone.

    By Blogger Chaz, at October 9, 2004 at 3:15 PM  

    That Mysterious Bulge.... mayhaps it went from the base of his back to his neck.

    I bet it's something Kerry hasn't got....

    .....a backbone.

    By Blogger Chaz, at October 9, 2004 at 3:16 PM  

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