September 30, 2004

Raise your sights

The low expectations game has been played by Bush's handlers so well that I fully expect, if Kerry wipes the floor with Bush during the debate tonight, he will be excoriated by the Republicans and their Fox mouthpieces for "picking on the President".

Update: C-Span is doing split-screen, despite the "agreement." It's a treat to watch the other guy's face.

Posted by Linkmeister at September 30, 2004 03:37 PM

Personally, I felt Kerry destroyed him. We'll see, though, how the public feels.

Btw, I made a trade offer to you... well, more of a feeler.

Posted by: Scott at September 30, 2004 06:36 PM

Just finished watching it (I taped it this afternoon) ... it was unintentionally hilarious with the kids' MST3K-style commentary. Alex asked if the speechwriters received royalties for each time certain statistics or phrases were repeated ... someone must be getting a buck every time he says "grand diversion" or else why would he keep saying it? (sez the kid)

He also posited that during the VP debate, Chaney will need to be regularly bleeped. ;)

Posted by: Sue at September 30, 2004 10:07 PM

Now that's funny, Sue!

And Scott, you and Novak apparently saw different debates. Go over to CNN and look at their "Pundit Scorecard." Novak gave Bush B+ and B, Kerry D and D+.

Posted by: Linkmeister at September 30, 2004 10:14 PM

How can they give Bush a B when he spaced out, was visibly overtired and repeated himself too many time? Sheesh.

Posted by: bunny at October 1, 2004 03:22 AM

Novak? Consider the source.

Posted by: Km at October 1, 2004 06:42 AM

Grins. I wasn't citing Novak as an authoritative source, but as a sample of the spin machine at its most ludicrous.

Posted by: Linkmeister at October 1, 2004 08:15 AM

Bushmeister was unprepared....kind of stupid for a Prez doncha think????
He also had the "Deer in the Headlights" look..
Methinks he needs more practice.....Maybe Karen Huges in an earpiece???
Kerry came across pretty sane, and pretty well mastered his debate technique....

Posted by: toxiclabrat at October 1, 2004 10:22 AM