April 27, 2007
Democratic Debate: Take Your Pic
Image of the night … and winner of last night’s Presidential Debate?
Taskmaster Brian Williams and the MSM, of course. Williams needed some fresh exposure to put a little distance between himself and the Virginia Tech fall-out. The MSM scored by putting the candidates in their place.
With the omnipresent Williams displaying an impressive pomposity ("Well, Brian…" were the first words out of Hillary’s mouth), what we had last night looked less like a debate — don’t people debate in debates? — than a combination spelling bee and dog show.
Debate? Get real. How about "Serial Press Conference" — with Williams having "all you can eat."
Okay candidates, by a show of hands, how many of you enjoy answering questions by a show of hands? …The night wasn’t a total loss, however. At least we got to the bottom of the Edwards haircut.
The best critique of the event came in a line from Biden. At the top of the show, speaking to the Iraq debate, but in a reference that seemed as much to capture and address the staging and atmosphere of the evening, the Senator began: "This is not a game show."
(image: J. Scott Applewhite/A.P. Orangeburg, S.C. April 26, 2007. via YahooNews)