Does he look as bad as he sounds?
By fencepost (Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 01:46:28 PM EST) (all tags)
I'm listening to the debate instead of watching it, and on the radio it sure sounds like Bush is getting spanked and not in a fun way.

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Choice comment from Mr Bush by sien (6.00 / 1) #1 Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 01:55:45 PM EST

Of course we're after Saddam Hussein -- I mean bin Laden. He's isolated.

Nobody knows anything - William Goldman.
sir smirk-a-lot by infinitera (3.00 / 0) #2 Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 02:18:48 PM EST
Also, um, um.

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Yes, very spanked by DesiredUsername (3.00 / 0) #3 Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 02:20:41 PM EST
He seems confused and presenting a weak defense.

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Bush is a fucking moron by theboz (3.00 / 0) #4 Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 02:51:52 PM EST
I expected him to have problems talking, but I got the impression that he had a lot of problems with the debate, and Kerry took it fairly easily.
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He winced a lot during Kerry's turn at speaking by lm (3.00 / 0) #5 Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 02:53:03 PM EST
Lots of frowns, rolled eyes, raised eyebrows, furrows, grimaces and winces came out of the Bush corner while Kerry was speaking. Some of the faces were amazingly funny.

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How would you know that? by ObviousTroll (3.00 / 0) #7 Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 03:04:22 PM EST
First, the rule was that when one person was speaking, the cameras may not show the other person. Second, I was watching (with half an eye, admittedly, mostly listening) and I never noticed it.

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c-span had split-screen the whole time by infinitera (6.00 / 1) #8 Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 03:05:49 PM EST

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Interesting. by ObviousTroll (6.00 / 1) #10 Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 03:15:14 PM EST
I certainly remember reading that showing both of them at the same time was forbidden.

I'm seeing comments on blogs sites though, that Bush's "angry smirk" could be a big deal.

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Crucial has cheap memory right now by notafurry (6.00 / 1) #14 Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 03:19:17 PM EST
I suggest an upgrade, 'cause NBC was showing split-screens quite a bit as well while one candidate was talking.

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I found the answer. Those *were* the rules by ObviousTroll (6.00 / 1) #16 Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 03:33:27 PM EST
but apparently the networks refused to abide by them.

Networks balk at Bush-Kerry debate agreement

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Watch CSPAN. by LoppEar (6.00 / 2) #9 Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 03:05:50 PM EST
No tricks.

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One advantage to PBS thought by ObviousTroll (3.00 / 0) #13 Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 03:19:03 PM EST
The follow up program on WHYY is an excellent show about 3rd parties.

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PBS wasn't party to the agreement by lm (6.00 / 1) #11 Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 03:17:39 PM EST
As the bipartisan commission itself warned the candidates, it has no control over where the networks point their cameras.

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Actually, apparently they all used the same camera by ObviousTroll (3.00 / 0) #17 Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 03:36:23 PM EST
Apparently they all shared a common pool of cameras. I guess I was more focused on my lap top than the TV screen.

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They do something different by lm (3.00 / 0) #18 Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 03:41:06 PM EST
The saturation and hue of the local CBS affiliate was FUBAR, so I told my wife to switch to the local PBS station and the color was much better. So was the closed captioning.

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Ha! It's Memogate Redux! by ObviousTroll (3.00 / 0) #19 Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 03:50:16 PM EST
I switched to PBS the moment Rather announced that the rules for the debate had been "designed by politicians". I didn't want to listen to him spinning what I could hear for myself.

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interesting by martingale (6.00 / 1) #21 Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 05:26:37 PM EST
Somebody should do a music video with his smirks, and post it on the Itarweb. Or better, make a 30 second commercial of just his facial contortions with a catchy song.
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Interesting set of comments by ObviousTroll (3.00 / 0) #6 Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 02:57:06 PM EST
Since the comments from my household seem to be that it was a tie, with my son opining that Bush did slightly better - but he's twelve and he might have been trying to guess what answer I wanted to hear.

He also then slipped into unconciousness and we had to let him go to bed.

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Better reaction than my daughter by lm (6.00 / 1) #12 Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 03:18:59 PM EST
She puked.

Really.

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Shouldn't have fed her those pretzels. by ObviousTroll (3.00 / 0) #15 Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 03:19:36 PM EST