September 30, 2004
From Ace of Spades:
‘Democratic candidate John Kerry’s campaign demanded Thursday that the lights signaling when a speaker’s time has expired during debates with President Bush be removed from the lecterns because they are distracting, but the commission hosting the debates refused.’
Ok, nothing too crazy yet. Irrational, yes. I mean, the light is kind of a necessity during debates. What would the Kerry team prefer, a bell? Some guy waving his arms to signal it’s time to stop?
But then the insanity really gets going:
Kerry’s team threatened to remove the lights when they visit the debate site with Kerry later in the day. “We’ll bring a screwdriver,” said a Kerry aide familiar with what several people called an angry exchange.
Ace asks: Is this story real or contrived in order to make people think that John Kerry might Hulk Out if the time-expired light goes on?