October 02, 2004

The Bush-Kerry Debate

The chat party worked out real well.
They (the people who know these things) said we had a peak of 141 people.

I'd say about 60 people were typing comments, but more were lurking, watching TV, co-surfing and enjoying coolants of various types and legalities.

I hoped ( and still hope for) to make available some kind of transcript, but imagine 60 people typing two messages a minute (each) for 2 hours.

Complete transcripts exist, but an edited-down version would be better.

In boxing, when the underdog kicks the incumbent, a second fight is set up right away.

We won't have to wait long.
A week from tonight is the Monkey's next ass kicking.

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Mr. Tall vs. Mr. Small

Greg Palast has a take on the debate

Our President told the debate audience, "You cannot lead if you send mexxed missiges." I certainly hope not. But that's exactly what we got. You watch our President, the nervous hand-hiding, the compulsive water-glass-fondling, the panicked I-wish-I-had-a-whiskey look, and you think, "My god, this is the guy who's supposed to save us from al Qaeda?"

And how are we going to win the War on Terror, Mr. President? "First of all, of course I know Osama bin Laden attacked us. I know that," he said.

Well, that's a start, I suppose.
But it doesn't have to stay this way.

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Bush vs. His Temper

The Monkey can dish it out, but he can't take it

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Bush has thrown Kerry's words back on him during nearly every speech but he rocked back in irritation last night when Kerry did the same thing to him.

Bush's aides knew that his temper was a potential vulnerability, and his debate coaching sessions included practice in not getting rattled. But the camera shutters started snapping as the president shot a look into crowd when Kerry seized on Bush's refrain that "the enemy hit us" and to point out that was not Saddam Hussein.

"They" said a Bush victory would end the race, and Bush came out swinging. Trouble is, he should've sized up his opponent before he swung wildly and missed. Kerry caught him with several uppercuts, crashing him to the canvas.

They told Bush a quick knockout would give him four more years, but Kerry was calm and resolute while the spoiled little Bush Monkey was shocked to discover that the judges weren't going to give him this one like they have done all of his gold-plated life.

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