Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Democratic debate: You shouldn’t always say everything you think when you are running for president


Tonight the Democratic presidential candidates not named Gravel debated in an AFL-CIO debate. I’ll go out on a limb and predict that the gay-themed debate two days from now will be less snooze-inducing. The candidates were all in favor of infrastructure and against mine cave-ins. All of which would have sounded a lot kinkier at the gay debate.

Obama would call the president of Mexico and the (non-existent) president of Canada to fix NAFTA. Biden, despite not representing a state actually bordering Canada, knows they have a prime minister.


Hillary said if you want someone to stand up and fight the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, “I’m your girl.” Does that mean she’ll fight like a girl?


Kucinich says he’s the Seabiscuit of this race. Or possibly Hillary said she’s Seabiscuit and Kucinich said he’s your girl – I wasn’t paying very close attention. All of which would have sounded a lot kinkier at the gay debate. Which will be on the Logo Channel, by the way, for the 3 of you who get that one. Last month I saw a very good 1972 tv movie on that channel with Hal Holbrooke as a divorced man coming out to his 14-year old son. His live-in boyfriend was Martin Sheen.


Asked about China, Hillary said she doesn’t want her children [sic] eating bad food from China, or playing with toys from China that will make them sick. Isn’t Chelsea a little old for Thomas the Tank Engine?


Everyone but Obama is so solicitous of General Musharaf. Jeez guys, does the opposite of “naive” (if threatening to invade a country can be so described) really have to be cynical and Kissingerian? Hillary lectured him, “You shouldn’t always say everything you think when you are running for president.” So, COMPETITION 1: What is she thinking that she isn’t saying?


COMPETITION 2: Edwards said that, unlike Hillary, “You’ll never see me on the cover of Fortune magazine”. What magazine cover will we see him on?


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