September 30, 2004

Debate Scoring

Steve has summarized the presidential debate scorecard.

I prefer my Presidential Debate Drinking Game. It’s Therapeutillicious™! And there’s no complex scoring system.

Start drinking hard liquor at about 8:45. At 9 you will be ready for the debates. Keep drinking. Talk back to the TV. Shout at the TV. Continue to drink until you pass out.

When you wake up, whatever you say will be about as coherent as any of the other post-debate analysis.

OK, I plan to remain sober for the debate. But I just know I’m going to wish I weren’t. Bush on TV has that effect on me.

Posted by James at September 30, 2004 5:46 PM
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This bingo card is cute but I don't see many of them being mentioned during the debates.


(Hey, it cycles through the images to print a new card on each refresh!)

Posted by: Mike at September 30, 2004 6:24 PM

Speaking of that, I'll print out a card if anybody would like to play during tonight's debate. You can give me a shout out on AIM if you win.

Posted by: Mike at September 30, 2004 6:27 PM

Actually, it isn't my score card. I stole it from CBS. It was drafted by a political science prof at UVA. (Although it may be a forgery...)

It's not the most comprehensive guage of their performances, but I thought it would be interesting for my readers to use one standard and see how vastly different our observations were.

Posted by: Steve at September 30, 2004 7:17 PM

Steve is right. I held his scorecard and CBS's up to the light and they're in the same font! Or similar fonts!

Is it too early to start drinking?

I say "No." Hell, JimC. pointed me to this story on BoingBoing that ABC has already started reporting on the results of the debate. Amazing time-machine technology!

Posted by: James at September 30, 2004 8:19 PM

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