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Substantive, Civilized Debate Disappoints

Seriously, what was up with that super boring debate last night? John McCain was supposed to call Barack Obama a terrorist pal, and then Barack Obama was supposed to say “Hey man that is just wrong” and rip off McCain’s testicles and sautĂ© them gently before feeding them to Tom Brokaw with un sauce bĂ©arnaise which is precisely how an elitist is supposed to confront a grizzled old war hero in a Town Hall. Instead we got a lot of respectful disagreement, which was dull. Sure, the reaction last night was bad enough. But witness this morning’s sad collection of headlines: Read more on Substantive, Civilized Debate Disappoints…
 

FRED ARMISEN IS BARACK OBAMA: Yeah, Saturday Night Live‘s much-anticipated version of Barack Obama was a scowly Fred Armisen who kept waving his left index finger around. Meh. [NYT]