Saturday, October 09, 2004

Birthday Reflections on the Debate

Well folks, the day has arrived - today is my 36th birthday! And what a great way to ring in this year of my life by watching the debates last night with my beloved.

We both ate pizza and watched as the candidates answered the really softball questions offered to them.

I decided to watch the debate on C-span, so I wouldn't get the normal liberal blather from the pundits who think they know everything. At 5:30 they started in introducing people who were involved and eventually they got to Charles Gibson. When Charlie took the mic he quickly gave a recap of the baseball game that just ended a little while before the debate and made a comment that because the RedSox won that the audience probably wouldn't be as full of Kerry supporters.

On the surface that comment might seem funny to some, and maybe even "innocent" but I don't think so. I thought it was way out of line and totally unnecessary. Everyone knows Gibson is a liberal, and I think the majority of the questions last night proved he tried to stack the questions more against Bush than Kerry.

Did anyone else notice that there weren't any questions about gay marriage or a Constitutional amendment?

Did anyone else notice how Kerry tripped all over himself trying to answer the life questions? He was pathetic. The man is a coward because he couldn't even say the words "I support a lady killing her pre-born baby" - He made me want to puke.

Did anyone else notice Kerry licking his lips a lot and giving these wincing smiles like he had gas? The guy was awful last night.

OH, and I almost forgot - did anyone see when First Lady Laura Bush and Theresa HK came out to be introduced? Laura stood straight, smiled and was a lady. THK walked out all slumped over and kind of swaying like "who really cares I'm here" She's a total disgrace to what being a lady is all about. Just goes to prove you can have a ton of money and not be a lady.

One of my favorite part of the debates was when Bush interrupted Charlie and made his point and then later on when he made a joke about the lumber company Kerry claimed he owned.

I also like how Kerry just looked directly into the camera and lied to the American people about not raising taxes. I'm sorry, that's just too laughable to me. If Kerry wins, he will raise taxes on all of us. The man can't be trusted.

Also, it's about time, but Bush actually brought up Kerry's 20 year record in the Senate. That was good!

And in my not so humble opinion Bush knocked the ball out of the park when he answered questions about funding abortion, the stem cell issue and how he would appoint the next Supreme Court judge. He did great!

Kerry on the other hand is a big coward. He appreciated the morality behind the life questions, but the fact is that he's a coward.

And I think Gibson is also a coward because not once did any question come up about the Swift Boat Vets - and I'm sure there had to be at least one question about that.

Also did anyone else notice the last question Bush was asked about naming 3 mistakes he made? Tell me how that is a fair question? And I watch some of the so called experts and they were saying that Bush didn't answer that question.

The fact is Bush did answer it, they need to read the transcript. Bush used wisdom, and also answered the question without indicting himself. For those who think Bush is stupid, this just shows how stupid they are!

All in all the debate was great. Bush clearly won and Kerry is the loser he is. What say you?


Blogger tim said...

Kerry played the chief prosecutor the entire night using 20-20 hindsight while Bush gave confident and honest answers, nailing Kerry on Iraq. I was somewhat disappointed in the political line that Bush seems to be walking on embryonic stem cell research. He is against it (life begins at conception and stem cell research destroys life) and yet says he supports it when done ethically (first president to support it).

October 9, 2004 at 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is the 'three mistakes' question any more/less fair than the first question of the night asking Kerry about being 'wishy-washy'?

As for the stake in the lumber company Bush owns, according to the website Cheney attempted to direct people to a few days ago,, Bush does indeed own a small stake in a lumber company.

Here is what they have to say about it:

>Bush got a laugh when he scoffed at Kerry's contention that he had received >$84 from "a timber company."  Said Bush, "I own a timber company? That's >news to me."

>In fact, according to his 2003 financial disclosure form, Bush does own part >interest in "LSTF, LLC", a limited-liability company organized "for the purpose >of the production of trees for commercial sales." (See "supporting documents" >at right.)

>So Bush was wrong to suggest that he doesn't have ownership of a timber >company. And Kerry was correct in saying that Bush's definition of "small >business" is so broad that Bush himself would have qualified as a "small >business" in 2001 by virtue of the $84 in business income.

Yes, wasn't that great when Bush couldn't even follow the simple rules of the debate and talked through Gibson to make his point? Haha-- good show.

It is also very amusing that you say Kerry can't be trusted. After all of the terrible things Bush's administration has done, how can anyone trust Bush? It boggles the mind.

While Bush did better at this debate than his dismal performance last week, no, I didn't feel that he won. It was closer, but Kerry still had the edge.

October 9, 2004 at 11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeff Sharlet from The Revealer here, posting anon. because I'm not on blogger. Thanks for adding The Revealer to your blog list.

Here's a serious question: Where did you see Gibson's bias showing through? I'm not asking this as a defender or critic of Gibson -- he was new to me -- but as someone who thought he did a much better job than Leher. Sure, there are tough questions he didn't ask Kerry; there are also tough questions he didn't ask Bush. So I'm guessing that the bias, if it was there, had to be in the questions he did choose. Will you write another entry on this?

October 11, 2004 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Rodney Olsen said...

With life being so busy over the past few days I haven't had a chance to drop in and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I hope it was a good one.

October 11, 2004 at 5:44 PM  

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