Best moment of the debate goes to...
I wanted to wait until I had a transcript before I mentioned this, and as a joke it didn't get the crowd reaction that Bush's other good lines did, but the best part of the debate HAD to be when Kerry vaguely referenced two "leading news networks" to refute a Bush plan. I thought to myself "Hmmm, wonder if one of those is CBS?"
Bush started his response by saying something to the effect of "I don't know if it's a good idea to quote leading news organizations..." While smirking and looking at Schieffer. HA! Clearly a swipe at CBS. Bush didn't really drive the point home, but just that he had the stones to say anything was enough. I slapped my leg and pumped my fist at that. The crowd, as I said, didn't react audibly but I believe that was because they all had their mouths frozen in a little 'o'. I worried that the questions would be much more slanted after that, but I do think Schieffer did an alright job of being fair.
posted by M@ at 11:37 PM