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Thursday, September 30, 2004

The Debate

Thanks to Taggart, Liz and their "tele-vision", Todd and I were able to watch tonight's debate- and the subsequent Daily Show coverage. I must say that I was mightily entertained. The debate turned out to be far less scripted than I had feared. I thought both interlocutors did well, each scoring minor victories here and there...

This was my favorite part:

LEHRER: New question, Mr. President, two minutes. You have said there was a, quote, "miscalculation," of what the conditions would be in post-war Iraq. What was the miscalculation, and how did it happen?

BUSH: No, what I said was that, because we achieved such a rapid victory, more of the Saddam loyalists were around. I mean, we thought we'd whip more of them going in. 

BUSH: But because Tommy Franks did such a great job in planning the operation, we moved rapidly, and a lot of the Baathists and Saddam loyalists laid down their arms and disappeared. I thought they would stay and fight, but they didn't.

Most certainly the most jackass answer of the entire debate. I mean, the miscalculation was that we won the war too fast?

Anyhow, did anyone else catch the debate? What did you think?


  • Unfortunately, i was only able to catch about the last ten minutes of the debate cause i had to watch the kids while my wife and neighbor went to the neighborhood civic meeting. i was listening to it in the car as i drove to adolph's place to drop off his xbox that he left at my place last weekend.

    my impression as i was driving was that Bush was sweatin' by the end. He sounded empty, frustrated, and tired. kerry, by contrast, sounded cool and sure of his answers.

    wish i could have seen it. i was actually hoping to get a little more commentary from paul ...

    By Blogger Killy, at 9:58 AM  

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