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VP Debate

Originally published at BunkBlog. You can comment here or there.

It’s too bad there’s only one VP debate this year.  I figure a drinking game would be a great addition to any rematch.  Every time Biden quotes a McCain vote that contradicts McCain’s rhetoric, drink.  Every time Palin drops the trailing “g” on any “ing” word, drink.  Every time Palin says “maverick” – shot!  Any time either candidate fully answers the question posed without wandering into completely unrelated territory – everyone drinks!  Fortunately, there’s not much chance of that last one…

Has there been an actual debate, as we would know the event from high school or college debating teams, in the history of televised Presidential debates?  You know, where there are rules that the debaters can violate, such as “not answering the question posed?”  Without procedural rules and the voting from a group of disinterested people, the term “debate” becomes a bit silly.  Both sides can claim to win, and depending on how low we set the bar, we can all agree that both sides “won” a contest that has no score.  *sigh*

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anotherglimpse
Oct. 4th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
I can't say that debates in the true sense have existed in quite some time...but moreinportantly, since when do you think of drinking games??
andysocial
Oct. 4th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
It was just too obvious. Maverick maverick maverick. Wink wink, giggle, hockey mom. Ick.
grassrose
Oct. 13th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
If you want everyone to get plotzed in less than half an hour, there's always the presidential debate, with McCain and "My friends,..."

It's a jarring and inaccurate phrase - I consider neither of the candidates my "friend." :-P

~ R
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