I keep waiting to see W. lose it.
10/1/04 - Me and a buddy downed four cups of coffee in order
to keep our eyes open to 2am when the BBC broadcasted the
debate from Miami. It was well worth it. I only wish we'd
made a score card and bought a bottle of Jack so we could
know how many shots we have to do whenever W. avoided a question
and said: Freedom, Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction,
(or my favorite) I have a plan!
I'm not gonna offer my two cents on analyzing something that
doesn't need analyzing, but just wanted to say that the debate,
aside from making me not homesick for a change, reminded me
of the good ol' days of summertime 2000 when the worst thing
about W. (worst thing for people outside of Texas that is)
was that he's a dumbass. He bumbles around like his dad only
worse and doesn't seem to know what the hell he's talking
about, can't pronounce or remember foreign leaders' names
and seems to have substantial trouble with simple vocabulary
too. I guess that made him more down-to-earth for a lot of
folks. But how down to earth is it to have attended Harvard
and Yale and become governor of one of the richest, most powerful
states because of your daddy's name? I don't know. I don't
think I could relate with this guy or would've found him next
to me on the assembly line at fucking Pizza Hut either.
But what I do wanna see him do is snap on live TV when he
gets some question from Jim Lehrer that he can't respond to
by just repeating "freedom", "Iraq", "terrorism".
That was the most engaging thing last night. Kerry would make
a point. W. would blurt out, "I wanna respond to that!"
Lehrer would say, "You have 30 seconds." And W.
would sit there blinking. Blinking. Blinking. Blinking. There
was one time when he hollered he wanted to respond to Kerry
and then blinked at the camera for what had to be almost 15
of his allocated 30 seconds. I'm sitting there with my fingers
crossed knowing: He's going to lose it and start screaming,
"Fuck this!" And tell America we have to do what
he says or we're all gonna die at his hands.
It hasn't happened yet, but if the bets are on for this in
Vegas, I'll put twenty on him snapping or a vein in his head
bursting during the next two debates.
A comforting point I just read a poll in the L.A. Times on
"Who do you think won the first Bush-Kerry debate?"
8.9% (1760 responses) said Bush
87.6% (17328 responses) said Kerry
3.5% (685 responses) said It was a draw