Alarming News

September 30, 2004

Do you want this man’s team leading the country?

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?

Posted by Karol at 04:07 PM |
Comments

He wants the damn lights removed because he’s not going to be able to say anything coherent in his allotted time, and he’s going to look like an ass when it keeps going off while he’s only one-third of the way through his answer.
But if he wants the lights off, he should smash the light with his fist and yell “I’M NOT DONE YET! THE AMERICAN PEOPLE MUST HEAR ME!” The indecisive flip-flopper image would disappear instantaneously. (And be replaced by an image of him as a madman, but you can’t have everything – and as Billy Joel once said – “It just might be a lunatic you’re looking for”)

Posted by: Gib at September 30, 2004 at 4:52 pm

Ed Gillespie just commented that “Only John Kerry could be against the lights before he was was for them.” Brilliant.

Posted by: Matt at September 30, 2004 at 5:27 pm

Overtime count: Bush 5, Kerry 1.

Posted by: Ugarte at October 1, 2004 at 9:25 am
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