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September 30, 2004

Debate Thread

By Byron LaMasters

Well, I'm in front of the TV chatting with friends, eating, drinking and blogging. I'm not sure how much I'll be blogging throughout the debate, but I'll use this thread to blog what comes to mind.

Oliver Willis has the debate Rapid Reblogger to debunk and fact check throughout the debate.

Update (7:45): Apparently, instant response has replaced rapid response.

Kerry team set for Instant Response [Official John Kerry Blog]

Get the Facts LIVE During Tonight’s Debate [Bush-Cheney Website]

Update (7:55): Jesse and Ezra got their debate thread up. They'll have much more to say about it than I will, so read them if you don't already. Washington Monthly also has a good debate thread.

Update (8:10): Damn, I had know idea Bush could pronounce a five-sylable word: vociferously.

Update (8:12): I wish Kerry would have hit back with how Cheney said a Kerry election would have caused another terrorist attack, but the outsourcing comment about Afghanistan was good.

Update (8:16): Thank you Ezra!

"Alright, Bush is WAY more orange than Kerry is here."

If you're watching C-SPAN (split screen), it's remarkably obvious. Take that all you googlers of Kerry + orange that find your way here.

Update (8:22): It's like, yeah man, a huge like tax gap, like yeah. Did Bush go blonde?

Update (8:26): Bush is razzled. Yay! That's nice that he meets with the FBI director every day he's in Washington once a week. That's like once a month, right.

8:28: Where the heck is E-ron? I've never heard of that country, Mr. President.

8:36: "I see on the tv screens how hard it is" - uh, Mr. President, how about going to a funeral. Or having a coherent thought where you don't say "uh" every three seconds.

9:05: I bet Bush's mama is proud. He can say: KIM JONG-IL - Geez. How many times did he repeat that name? At least (I don't think) he mangled it like Abu Gharib.

9:06: Ok, give Bush a minute, and he'll mangle it.

9:09: It shouldn't have taken Kerry to take 69 minutes to say the word "draft", although he gets double credit for saying "outsourcing" several times earlier about Afghanistan, a double attack. One, that Bush failed to pin down Bin Laden when he had a chance, and two, it reminds people of job outsourcing.

9:13: Best Bush lines of the night. Praise Kerry with compliments, then question him for changing his positions.

9:19: Q: What is the most serious threat to the U.S?

Kerry: Nuclear Proliferation.
Bush: What the fuck? (all he had to say was terrorism)


2001 - Bush: Outsoursed U.S. national security to Taliban warlords.
2004 - Bush: Outsourced U.S. national security to China

9:32: Did Jenna just turn her back on John Kerry? Didn't her father teach her better?

9:39: Greenfield says Kerry was more presidential, and that the conservative bloggers were mixed on Bush. FOX News is doing the unthinkable - they're talking down Bush. Damn. If FOX News is saying things like "Kerry supporters should be heartened", then its a darn good night. Thank God.

9:48: Vote in the silly network polls. It'll control the spin for the next few days, so give Kerry some love.

Posted by Byron LaMasters at September 30, 2004 07:37 PM | TrackBack


Bush: "moo-lahs"

Posted by: Tim Z. at September 30, 2004 09:05 PM

This was like one big long, two-hour Bushism.

True, I think the president made some convincing arguments (albeit wrong ones) about North Korea.

But I think from minute one Kerry was completely kicking his ass.

(Although it disturbed me that Kerry let Bush get away with the "Osama setting our policy" spin... but there's only so much time to debunk the president).

Vote Kerry and put Bush out of his misery!

Posted by: Jim D at September 30, 2004 09:40 PM

Thanks for live-blogging the debate.

Posted by: texprodigy at September 30, 2004 09:49 PM

Q: What is the most serious threat to the U.S?

Kerry: Nuclear Proliferation.
Bush: What the fuck? (all he had to say was terrorism)

That summary made me laugh out loud. Very apt.

Posted by: Natalie at October 1, 2004 09:38 AM
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