Thursday, October 07, 2004
How Crazy Is This?
Perhaps not. First there was this -- Kerry's not supposed to bring anything into his debate with Bush, yet he does, and his campaign laughs it off. (Okay, it's a technical rule violation -- I'd be more perturbed about him bringing in, say, Cliff Notes, which Bush could certainly have used if the rules allowed it. But I am perturbed about Kerry's campaign in cover-deny-and-obfuscate mode on this.)
And now there's this -- DNC disregards rules within hours of debate.
Keep in mind -- this is the small stuff. This is like a child cheating during a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors. If they're willing to play fast and loose with these rules, which big issues don't we know about yet?
I have to say, I didn't like Hugh Hewitt's semi-paranoid thesis for his new book: "If It's Not Close, They Can't Cheat" -- I don't want to believe that Democrats in 2004 will do anything to win this election. But I'm beginning to wonder.