Monday, July 23, 2007

all on a private jet

I watched the You Tube debate tonight. Three things: I'm impressed with Hilary Clinton; I felt bad for Joe Biden when he mentioned that his wife and daughter died; and I love the format; everyone gets their opportunity to ask the candidates questions. That's really all I care to say about that.

I'm going to bed. I didn't sleep well last night. I played a solid game of tennis tonight [still had my ass kicked], had the most delicious split pea soup for dinner from United Bakers, my favourite dairy deli.

No matter what is going on, it is always the simple things that make me happy.


Lx said...

i watched literally 10 minutes before i became disgusted with the usual, canned answers of politicians--no matter which way they're leaning.

and although i will vote for whomever the Democrats nominate (Hillary), it is with a heavy heart...knowing that business as usual will be back in Washington next fall.

oh yes, and regarding your title...did you see Bill Richardson SORT OF raise his hand when asked the private jet question? Total politician looking for loopholes: I DID use a private jet, only I didn't get in tonight...i got in yesterday. Always looking for that way out. Disgusting.

Lx said...

p.s. keep in mind though--this format is STILL edited by CNN or whomever, so it's still THEIR choice to let through questions, and censor others.

this, in fact, as i think more on it, is just a PERCEPTION that we have a voice. who cares if you make a video with your question, if some editor or political handler on the other end is screening it? the only truly possible way to get people's questions across is the Town Hall format.

and don't for one minute think the candidates didn't at least have a good idea of which questions were coming at them from the youtube people.

having worked in the business, i will unequivocally tell you that no lackey or handler would let his/her candidate go on stage to answer questions blindly. NONE. EVER.

so the more i think of this youtube format, the more i realize it's just a way to make us (the voting public) FEEL like we take part in the process, when in reality there are censors and editors picking and choosing questions.

same ol' same ol' dirty business.

Rachel said...

You're right. If you don't think too hard you could easily be fooled into thinking it was different somehow.

I get the sense that the person who would never get the job but who would do pretty well is Kucinich. I really don't know much about it, but I just felt like he was telling the truth.

Lx said...

i agree.
but he's too kooky for american politics.
but yea; he's to my liking also.