When
· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · October
· · · · 14 (1 entry)

That American Election · As a suck­er for un­script­ed dra­ma, I watched all the de­bates and most­ly en­joyed them, though not as much as in years when one of the can­di­dates has had a re­al way with words (Clin­ton, Rea­gan). Stil­l, watch­ing two guys put it on the line in front of a pan­el of six­ty mil­lion judges is more in­tense than just about any­thing else on TV. The me­dia ought to be hang­ing its head in shame; the ques­tions from the cit­i­zens at the town-hall meet­ing were im­mense­ly bet­ter than the ones the pros of­fered. Espe­cial­ly that CBS id­iot; how can you have a de­bate on do­mes­tic is­sues with­out go­ing in­to en­er­gy or the en­vi­ron­men­t? I was go­ing to avoid opin­ions about the elec­tion, but I’ve been in­flu­enced by heart­felt words from Rus­sell Beat­tie and Wil­liam Gib­son. So in the un­like­ly event that you care what a Cana­di­an com­put­er pro­gram­mer thinks about the big show, read on ...
 
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