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October 3rd, 2008

Dah Debate and Sum Otter Stuff @ 11:33 am

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Date:October 3rd, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)

My take

We watched the debate and then adjourned upstairs to play WOW and listen to comments on MPR. I thought, yanno, public radio...it might have some pithy commentary. YE GODS. I kid you not the people who called in to the post-debate show were beyond stupid. I'm not just saying that because I didn't agree with them. They were terrifyingly dumb. I mean their brains just didn't work. Most of them couldn't put two sentences together that made any sense. There was ZERO thoughtful analysis of the debate. One woman liked Palin because "she is like me" and then proceeded to ramble about being a hostage in Kuwait. A guy called in and declared that he didn't like Biden because Obama had refused to say the pledge of allegiance early in the campaign (WHAT?). Good lord I just sat there dumbstruck feeling absolutely hopeless about this country. Everything wrong with America can be explained by the level of intelligence demonstrated on that show last night. Some people in the studio audience were really bright but they were totally overwhelmed by the numbskulls who seem to vote according to the latest e-mail they got from Uncle Bubba and whether or not a candidate seems like someone who they'd have a beer with.

So, anyway, like you I thought Biden was quite wonderful and Palin was pretty terrible, but obviously you and I have actual THOUGHTS about debates so we are in the minority.

--Karen (taking refuge with smart LJ friends in order to feel better)

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