< meta name="DC.Date.Valid.End" content="20050825"> Amendment Nine: Play by Play of the Sunday Talks

Sunday, October 31, 2004

Play by Play of the Sunday Talks

Hopefully, this will be a weekly feature. This week, we're doing ABC's "This Week" w/George Snuffalumpagus.
Stay tuned...
The intro was good, tight race, record turnout, Bush is up in Newsweek poll, but over half say country is moving in the wrong direction. Clips from the Kerry interview, not real good ones though. Looks like Sneaky Pete gets a little tough with JFK. More on Monday.

Holy shit! Nancy Pelosi just said there is a study saying 25% of the troops dead or wounded in Iraq would have been saved if they had been equipped with the proper body armor. Holy shit! Response is back to Bush being tough and not wavering. Frist says there are 3000 Al Qaeda dead or captured. Is that true?

I like how Kerry says: "ideer" when he means: "idea". Quaint, New England, but contrary to what the GOP would say, very American. Now George is saying Frist and Kerry agree on health care. Frist is back peddling. Frist promotes refundable tax credits for the uninsured... How much do you think the uninsured pay in taxes?

Bullshit detector
Sen. Frist just said Bush is up 11% on undecideds. Can anyone confirm this? Also, he said Pres. Bush is making "huge gains in the hispanic and bla... african-american vote. He's probably gonna double his share of the african-american vote." If I were a bettin' man, I'd take that bet and give him odds.

Decision: Pelosi, started slow but sizzled in the end. "America is less safe because he is President."

The most dangerous place to be on election day is between a republican voter and a voting booth. - Ed Gillispie, just now. I bet he's right.

Suppression in Ohio
George brings up Blackwell's retreat in Ohio... to Ed G. George says: "Will you abide by the Sec. of State's wishes?" Ed dodges. Ed says there are real problems, Franklin Co. according to Ed has 30,000 more registered voters than people. Terr makes a nice move giving Ed a black voter suppression flier. Ed says the RNC had nothing to do with it. Terr gives it to him. Nice!

Both candidates dodge a question on when they will concede a state v. when they will litigate.

Terr wins, in a close decision. Because he gave the flier to Ed and Ed didn't bother to read it, Ed loses.

THE PANEL - Fareed, G Will, and Ron Brownstein (who is being incredibly dorky right now).
Pretty boring actually. George S is convinced Osama is the surprise. I bet not, and I wonder if George knows he's implying that the Bushies setup the Osama tape. The "surprise" is a secret. There is a lot of chitchat about history, the Chief Justice, and Fareed analogizes between today and Grover Cleveland's re-election. Yeah, it's "exactly" alike, see all the similarities? Fareed says the Big Dog mentioned W overplayed his hand in 2002 and created a Dem backlash. Thats a new perspective that I hadn't thought of before. It makes sense. They end with some mindless chit chat about "outsourcing" registration (Dems) versus doing it in-house, the old fashioned way (Reps). Just so we're clear, doing it "in-house" means, not really doing it.

Choice quote: Americans don't vote with their pocketbooks anymore. -George Will
You think he gets paid too much?