Outtakes from last night's presidential debate:
OBAMA: "I would be completely supportive of late-term abortion restrictions as long as there's an exception for the mother's health and life."
Giant Squid: "Obama is well aware that the whole 'mother's health' caveat renders his lip service meaningless. No squid mother I know would put her own life ahead of her egg brood. We lug our egg pouches around in our tentacled arms for months, even though doing so makes us vulnerable to predators. Any squid mother that would terminate her eggs for her own convenience just so she could be free to wrestle with the nearby sperm whale is no squid mother that I would want to associate with."
MCCAIN: "I agree with the squid. He is a good and decent mollusk. As far as I know, he has never contributed a million dollars to ACORN or ever associated with terrorist buddies. The giant squid has been known to engage in cannabalism. In other words, he takes on those in his own party, making him the ultimate maverick of the high seas."
JOE THE PLUMBER: "Obama wants to tax me and my small business more. Tax, tax, tax. Spend, spend, spend. I've plunged bigger turds than him."
OBAMA: "Say it to my face!"
Or maybe I had just been dozing...
According to the Chattering Teeth poll, McCain won the debate in a landslide! The poll consisted of one vote (mine) and if you disagree, the poll is now closed. If you agree that the wrinkly white-haired dude followed through on his promise to whip That One's you-know-what, please cast your vote and list the accolades in the comment section.
So did you hear what you WANTED to hear, or did you hear what they actually said? Do you Obama supporters care what the consequences of his policies would be, or are you excited because you think That One "appeared presidential"?
Moderator Bob Schieffer did a wonderful low-key job. If he has an "Obama is the messiah" type book coming out in the near future, I haven't heard about it (right,Ifill). Schieffer interrupted the candidates little, and annunciated each word clearly when he did - not wanting to make it all about him (right, Brokaw?). I thought Schieffer also made McCain look young and vivacious in comparison - almost like a schoolboy! Good job Bob.
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