Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

October 11, 2004

by J

The Wire

Democratic-leaning sites are having fun with the notion that Bush was wearing a wire at the debates. There was a very odd picture suggesting he's got something under his suit (and supposedly the debate rules prohibited pictures from the back or something like that..), and the rumor is starting to percolate out into the mainstream media and punditocracy. I would be very surprised if Bush were actually wearing a wire at the debates (I'd expect him to perform better, for one thing), but I would not be surprised if he wore one at his too infrequent press conferences.

In any event, the best suggestion I saw for how Kerry should handle it is to whisper to Bush during the handshake: "My guys have tapped into your wire, so be careful what they say to you." On the slim chance he is wearing a wire, it might psych him out, and if he isn't, well, it's just a funny joke about all that silliness.

I like it. Of course, there are a lot of other things I think it would be amusing for Kerry to say to Georgie before the next debate, too:

"Say goodnight, George; you're going down."

"Go cheney yourself."

"Even your daddy can't save you now."

Stuff like that.. but Kerry's probably a classier person than I am.
Posted by J at October 11, 2004 02:17 PM

Wednesday night. Kerry v.s. Bush or Red Sox v.s. Yankees? I know what I'll pick. (Also probably most undecided swing voters.)

Posted by: Todd at October 11, 2004 04:15 PM

Recommended Reading:

The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir
The Politics of Truth... A Diplomat's Memoir

Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush

Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

LIES by Al Franken
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

The Great Unraveling
The Great Unraveling

The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
The Great Big Book of Tomorrow

Clinton Wars
The Clinton Wars

Blinded by the Right
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative

Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture

Living History

The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton

John Adams

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace

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