The First Debate

Did I just see William Hung warming up the crowd?

Well, why not? I mean, Wolf is carrying water for the Bush campaign. He's terminally unable to understand Kerry's position on Iraq. The CNN crew has fully developed the "make or break for Kerry" meme - "historians will be writing about this for many years to come..."

Goody Jim Lehrer, the Debate Nanny, has just deputized Laura Bush and Teresa Heinz-Kerry as hall monitors. Ai-yi-yi.

Begala just pointed out that as easy as this format is, we should have no mercy on anyone that makes a mistake tonight. From your mouth to Wolf Blitzer's ear, Paul.