Thursday, September 25, 2008

Debate or no?

The debate must go on. I've tried to understand John McCain's reasons for wanting to postpone the event, but I just keep coming back to the same thought--it doesn't make sense. Now more than ever we need a fair, balanced forum in which the candidates present their platforms and answer some tough questions. We need to know how the person who's going to inherit these problems proposes to address them. I can put aside my personal beliefs to see that this country needs to hear from our presidential candidates on many issues, and if there's any change in the debate, it should be in the subject matter (our national economy).

A collection of late night jokes on the issue (from

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
● John McCain wants to postpone Friday’s presidential debate. And, he has temporarily suspended his campaign . . . until he’s ahead in the polls.
● Right after he announced that, Sarah Palin said, “That’s OK — I don’t really need him, anyway.”
Late Show with David Letterman
● After canceling, he rushed right back to Washington to deal with the crisis. And I thought, "Woah — he sure nipped that in the bud."

Late Night with Conan O'Brien
● Yesterday, President Bush gave a speech on the economic crisis. The title of Bush's speech: "Two More Months and It Ain't My Problem."
● During his speech, Bush said, "We are in a once in a century crisis." He said we shouldn't worry though, because this once in a century crisis shouldn't happen again for 10-15 years.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
● He also canceled an interview with David Letterman, but then he did an interview with Katie Couric at the same time he was supposed to be on Letterman. He said that he was in a rush to get back to Washington, but apparently he had time for a game of softball with Katie before he left.

Jimmy Kimmel Live!
● McCain asked Obama to stop campaigning and stop campaign ads. Obama said no, but they have agreed to put out a joint statement. They just released it about an hour ago: It’s All Bush’s Fault!
● Bush has an interesting way to fix the economy: a bake sale.

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