Minister of Science and Chief Protector of the Faith

Thursday, September 27, 2007



Click here for my official response to Hilary Clinton's refusing to answer Tim Russert's questions during the debate last night.

Previously I wrote a post where I assessed the candidates based solely on their comparative rhetoric. This post is merely a thumbnail sketch of my opinion of the debate last night in the same fashion, and does not address the many issues brought up.

Hilary Clinton just pissed me off. She was so busy pretending that she has already won that she forgot to answer the questions!

Barack Obama was kind of flat. He sounded intelligent and reasonable, but he did not pull any rabbits out his hat. His unemotional style did not serve him well in this debate.

I thought John Edwards sounded really good. He was successful when he attacked Clinton. He also sounds like he is trying too hard sometimes.

Senator Chris Dodd sounds like the voice of reason. He is just getting better and better.

Joe Biden Was very good. He was trying to come off as the 'only guy that is telling the truth.' That will wear thin in the long run.

I don't think that Dennis Kucinich did as well in this debate as he has in the past. He often sounded like he was gloating. "My father invented the toaster strudel!"

Bill Richardson had the right message at the right time, but he is just not a confident speaker. He does not sound like he is in charge.

Mike Gravel? LOL! Angry grandpa puts foot in mouth. Repeatedly.

I thought that the best treatment of the debate that I have read so far was at Salon, but I'm prejudiced because the title of the article is "What you missed while watching the new 'Bionic Woman'". I thought that this quote was priceless:

57 minutes. A question goes to all of the candidates. Would it be appropriate for a school teacher to read a story about a gay couple to their children in second grade? "Yes, absolutely," says Edwards. "What I want is I want my children to understand everything about the difficulties that gay and lesbian couples are faced with every day." Obama agrees. So does Clinton.

62 minutes. Another commercial break. Hopefully no children in second grade are watching. This time MSNBC shows an advertisement for Cialis, a pill which promises an erection at any point between 30 minutes and 36 hours after consumption. Sometimes erections may last for four hours or cause temporary loss of vision.

Of all of the candidates I still think that I like Barack Obama the best, but Edwards and Dodd are starting to look better and better to me. I have lost respect for Clinton. I am reserving my endorsement for now. I am still holding out for Nancy Pelosi in '07!

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At Thu Sep 27, 09:07:00 AM, Blogger pissed off patricia said...

I have liked Dodd for a long time. Hhis answers are the most sincere and intelligent of anyone up there, as far as I'm concerned. He seems to vote and speak his heart, not politics.

I love the pic of Hillary in her bright little outfit at the top of this post.

At Thu Sep 27, 09:44:00 AM, Blogger Chris said...

I can't stand the presumption that Hillary has it locked up. It's apparent to me that the MSM wants her. They smell the inevitable ratings boost when the right drags out their dumpster full of Hillary dirt.

At Thu Sep 27, 10:06:00 AM, Anonymous commander other said...

Dr. Z: Hillary didn't forget to answer. She's no lesbian, apparently, but she is a cunning linguist.

p-o pat: although i give him more crap than he probably deserves, i agree with you that Dodd seems the most lucid of candidates. unfortunately, heartfelt honest answers never get anyone elected.

chris: of course the MSM wants Hillary. if she's the democratic candidate, we'll see all sorts of wingnuts (even the ones who are against our current form of government) crawl out from under their rocks just to vote against her.

At Thu Sep 27, 10:38:00 AM, Anonymous mwb said...

What are you talking about, Dr. Z?

Hilary has always been President.

I don't think there was ever a time that Hilary wasn't President.

So stop your silly revisionist history.

At Thu Sep 27, 04:55:00 PM, Blogger Fade said...

Edwards doesn't want to bomb Iran, so he's a notch above Obama in my mind

At Thu Sep 27, 04:57:00 PM, Blogger Fade said...

And if Hillary gets to be Prez, no one comes home from Iraq... And I'll be one step closer getting the hell outta this loony tunes land that used to be America.

At Thu Sep 27, 07:11:00 PM, Blogger Distributorcap said...

hillary = ratings and LOTS to talk about

obama = ratings and almost as much to talk about

everyone else = no ratings and no advertisements for Cialis

At Thu Sep 27, 07:18:00 PM, Blogger GETkristiLOVE said...

Hillary needs to dress more age-appropriate. Zais for Prez!

At Fri Sep 28, 06:37:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Pissed Off Patricia: Dodd is a helluva senator, he would probably make a great president. It is too bad the media does not give him more attention. Hillary is very proud of her brand new party dress! Thanks!

Chris: I think that you are right, the MSM wants Hillary because she is so devisive.

Commander Other: Yes, you are correct, she can twist a word or phrase until it is absolutely meaningless, and then giggle her way out of it with aplomb. Hubby will fix everything.

MWB: Doh! I forgot! Did you hear that Choco rations are going up? Twenty-five grams next week. Doubleplus good.

Fade: I would be happy with either candidate, Obama or Edwards.

Fade: You forget that her husband was the greatest Republican president in the last fifty years! She's still better than Bush. An end table would be better than Bush.

Distributorcap: Strangely enough, all of them can cause priapism.

GETkristiLOVE: Yay! Thank you for your endorsement! Thou art a true believer.

At Fri Sep 28, 03:14:00 PM, Blogger Brando said...

Richardson is like the Cincinnati Bengals -- strong on paper, a disaster once the game starts.

Bush vs. End Table -- I call End Table in a landslide, winning every state except South Carolina.

At Sat Sep 29, 09:21:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Bush vs. End Table? I think that the End Table would even win in South Carolina.

At Tue Oct 02, 02:51:00 PM, Blogger angry ballerina said...

Dude, that has to be the most disturbing image on your blog to date. (Of Lady C) TAKE IT DOWN!

At Tue Oct 02, 08:22:00 PM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

You don't like her party dress? My apologies, Angry Ballerina.


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