CNN Wolf Blitzer Warned: No Ganging Up
on Hillary Clinton
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Media Matters sent me the following email regarding so-called key questions that the debate moderators overlooked:
Through 17 debates this year, roughly 1,500 questions have been asked of the two parties' presidential candidates. But only a small handful of questions have touched on the candidates' views on executive power, the Constitution, torture, wiretapping, or other civil liberties concerns.
Only one question about wiretapping. Not a single question about FISA.
There has, however, been a question about whether the Constitution should be changed to allow Arnold Schwarzenegger to be president.
Not one question about renditions. The words "habeas corpus" have not once been spoken by a debate moderator. Candidates have not been asked about telecom liability.
But there was this illuminating question, asked of a group of Republicans running for president: "Seriously, would it be good for America to have Bill Clinton back living in the White House?"
Are they kidding? Who cares about telecom liability? How many Americans are concerned about rendition? I make hundreds of telephone calls a week none of which used the phrase "let's bomb the White House" or "Tell Mahmood to pick up the Bin Laden tapes at 22 Goatfuk Lane – cave 19, Lawhore, Pakistan", so I'm not worried in the least that some automated system is listening to my conversations, why should the candidates? Except for a handful of Muslim extremists who despise the Patriot Act the rest of us have more important worries. To tell you the truth, I think we should be worried about having Bill Clinton back living in the White House than whether or not enemy combatants are deserving of Constitutional protections. If we continue listening to Liberals, pretty soon rodents will have Constitutional rights and rat poison will be seen as cruel and unusual punishment.
So to Media Matters I say, "Get a Life." Barely 0.00000001% of Americans are affected by the Patriot Act and those that are affected did something to fall under the microscope. One is more likely to win $100,000,000 on Deal Or No Deal than be falsely arrested for terrorism.
Seriously, I doubt more than one in a thousand Americans even know what the hell rendition is anyway.
At least shills in the audience know the really important questions to ask Hillary:
Further Adventures of Indigo Red,
Clinton Seeds Campaign Audiences with Spontaneous Questions
Before the event began, a Clinton staff member approached Gallo-Chasanoff and was requested to ask a specific question after Clinton’s speech. Clinton did call upon the hapless and victimized Muriel and began her canned response by saying that young people often ask that question.
I have nothing against shills being given questions to ask, I'm sure all politicians do it in one way or another and I prefer that to allowing audiences to disrupt political gatherings with their own inane questions that, except for a few whackos, no one really cares about anyway.