October 11, 2004


I hate the debates. I try to watch them, but I just can't. My attempt on Friday night went as follows.

The President walked in and I thought, "He looks pretty peppy and up-beat."

John Kerry walked in and I thought, "He's smiling. Make him stop! Make him stop! The Dems thought Zell Miller was going to scare the children, but they let John Kerry smile? Please make it stop."

The hippy looking woman asked John Kerry if he was wishy-washy, and he started talking. I thought, "Oh no! He's talking and smiling. Make him stop! I can't take any more."

So I turned off the TV and read some live-blogging instead. I may have to put even stricter restrictions on my TV-viewing, and I already almost never turn the thing on, if Kerry wins. I find him very hard to watch.


Smiling is better than smirking and eye-rolling, no?

I've had to force myself to look at Bush for four years. It's your turn to have to look at Kerry for four years. ;)

Posted by: Anne at October 11, 2004 02:56 PM

Actually, in this case, I'll take a smirk and an eye-roll over John Kerry's smile. It is just a painful thing to look at.

And as for who will have to have patience for the next four years, Anne. We'll just have to wait and see. :)

Posted by: Jordana at October 11, 2004 02:58 PM

He claims it was not intentional, but I find it verrrrrrry interesting that Mr OotFP has managed to be away from home for all four debates. He's in the US for this one, but busy enough that I'm sure his precinct-person signed his excuse ;-)

For the others, he was far enough away to sleep soundly (even with jet-lag) through the entire event.

Personally, I detest watching Mark Geragos even more than the candidates.

Posted by: Patricia at October 13, 2004 11:31 PM