Thursday, April 17, 2008

Quote of the Day - April 17, 2008

"I think last night we set a new record because it took us 45 minutes before we even started talking about a single issue that matters to the American people. It took us 45 minutes — 45 minutes before we heard about health care, 45 minutes before we heard about Iraq, 45 minutes before we heard about jobs, 45 minutes before we heard about gas prices.

"[Washington likes] stirring up controversies and getting us to play gotcha games and getting us to attack each other. And I've got to say Sen. Clinton looked in her element. She was taking every opportunity to, you know, get a dig in there.... That's all right, that's her right, that's her right to kind of twist the knife a little bit.... Look, I understand though, because that's the textbook Washington campaign, because that's the politics that's been taught to be played, that's the lesson that she had heard when the Republicans were doing the same things to her [husband] back in the 1990s."
- Barack Obama's reaction to the debate with Hillary Clinton held on last night

Read Ben Smith's blog over at

plez sez: i watched about 10 minutes... i couldn't stomach the rehashing of old news. i turned away long before either candidate was ask about anything substantive. i say, "no more debates, until Obama faces mccain!"

1 comment:

Christopher Chambers said...

It wasn't a politically motivated hack job. It was just another confirmation, from ABC to Fox to Anderson Cooper to Al Jazeera that TV news has imploded and is about nothing but bullshit. It is soap opera, it is Dancing with the Stars. Don'tread too much into the politics, into possible racism. This is about a medium's once cherished maxims, crumbling. Edward R Murrow's turning in his grave; Cronkite is just about there...