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Oxford, Mississippi. The first choice was David Brooks "moderating" the debate in Neshoba County. Theme: "Ronald Reagan -- Merely a Great Communicator or Misunderstood Visionary."


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 8:02 AM
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Oxford, Mississippi.

Actually, it would be awesome to have the debate moderated by William Faulkner.


Posted by: mike d | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 8:19 AM
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I suppose I should start saying nice things about Wonkette again.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 8:22 AM
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It would be more awesome if it was moderated by James Meredith.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 8:25 AM
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A good debate. The candidates could not want a better one, a better one to lie in. It will give them confidence and comfort. I will ask the first question, followed by
-----------------------------------------------Chuck. Chuck. Chuck. Todd.
of MSNBC.


Posted by: Zippy | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 8:28 AM
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A good debate. The candidates could not want a better one, a better one to lie in. It will give them confidence and comfort. I will ask the first question, followed by
-----------------------------------------------Chuck. Chuck. Chuck. Todd.
of MSNBC.


Posted by: Zippy | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 8:28 AM
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Actually, it would be awesome to have the debate moderated by William Faulkner.

I'm sure his voice would be deemed 'not ready for primetime'. Here he is giving his rather eccentric Nobel Banquet Speech. There are no longer problems of the spirit. There is only the question: When will I be blown up? Somewhere in the UVa collection, I think there are online audios of him reading some of his work, but I couldn't find them.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 8:42 AM
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There are no longer problems of the spirit. There is only the question: When will I be blown up?

That is so fucking awesome.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 8:55 AM
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She's got a survey question about the reason why the Commission didn't choose New Orleans.

The Commission on Presidential Debates Spurned New Orleans Because... 1.) Exactly why they said publicly: the logisitics weren't in place. 2.) Because it would practically require that the candidates be asked about (and the news talk about) Katrina and someone might look bad. 3.) Because they were scared someone, somewhere would get caught doing something naughty. 4.) Because they're just a bunch of idiots that don't give a shit

I'm having a hard time picking only one of thsoe options. Personally, I'm inclined to think that the only one that doesn't apply is #1. Having said that, nos. 2 and 3 seem slightly stronger choices than #4.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 9:15 AM
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I seem to be in a minority on this one, but I really, really don't care about this. Great, another chance for politicians to say stupid things about New Orleans. Oh wait, the debate's in Hempstead. Stop the presses.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 10:10 AM
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It's just evidence that the 2008 will be staged from beginning to end by the same people who staged the last two. Not really about NOLA or what the various candidates will say. It's bad news AFAIAC.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 10:35 AM
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I suppose I should start saying nice things about Wonkette again.

They have new writers now. The Anonymous Lobbyist (who wrote the linked piece) is the best of the bunch.

Faulkner's whole Nobel speech is a work of drunken brilliance.


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 11:32 AM
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Political discourse these days usually prompts me to give the finger to my computer screen while muttering obscenities. Can Emersonian levels of crankiness be far behind? No.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 11:41 AM
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13: on the bright side your computer probably isn't getting its feelings hurt.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 11:44 AM
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juicily ripping...a new one

Yuck.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 12:22 PM
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14: on the down side, neither are Thomas Friedman, Maureen Dowd, etc.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 12:27 PM
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