Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Bush On a Wire
I won't blame Dubya if he wears an earpiece (or uses a TelePrompTer like Kentucky's Republican Senator Jim Bunning according to Daily Kos) during tonight's debate. After all, it is game two of the New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox League Championship Series. Heck, I'm going to be switching channels back-and-forth myself.
My only pre-debate thought is that I hope tonight's moderator, Bob Schieffer of CBS News, will be provided secret service protection, or at least a corner man. We all remember how close Charlie Gibson came to getting what's-the-frequency-Kennethed at the last debate. Bush might take out all his anger against Dan Rather on his network co-worker.
The sad part is that even if Bush borrowed a move from Ernie Ladd's wrestling playbook - such as giving a giant boot to the face of Mr. Schieffer - the mainstream press would still refrain from remarking on his bad temper just like they did in Missouri.
Isn't it funny how the third estate can't wait to reveal the election results before the polls are even closed, but most of the networks passed the buck before judging the winner of the last two debates.
I happened to be watching CNN last Friday a half-hour after the debate concluded. The commentator claimed that there were no early poll results at the time. But I also happened to be on the CNN website which showed a two-to-one edge for Kerry. Typical. What liberal media?