DEBATE: Sestak Almost Says B-Word, Toomey Won’t Answer Palin Question
See last night’s debate? It was OK, right? Yeah, just OK.
Here’s the breakdown of what you need to know, especially if you were at a bar getting ready for the Phillies game and/or watching Seinfeld and missed said slobberknocker.
Joe Sestak, who worked in the Pentagon on September 11th, said he walked out of the 5-sided building just minutes before the terrorist attack. This is significant. This adds to the conspiracy theories about Joe Sestak – yes, those exist (and are of course, quite stupid). I’m not going to link anywhere, but here’s the deal:
• Joe Sestak is high-ranking military. This is immediate concern for a conspiracy.
• Joe Sestak ousted Congressman Curt Weldon in 2006, after the Feds began investigating Weldon and his daughter. Weldon is responsible for exposing “Able Danger” which may or may not have proven that the American government was protecting one of the 9/11 hijackers in San Diego years before 9/11. Weldon also paid a lot – like, a lot – of attention to the idea of finding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. That is, way after the American government stopped even looking.
• Joe Sestak ousted Arlen Specter, who expressed doubts that the anthrax attacks were Islamic terrorist plots.
• Joe Sestak has a long history with American presidents and worked directly with Bill Clinton, a member of the so-called New World Order.
When speaking of 9/11 – this was during a question about trying terrorist suspects in American civilian courts – Sestak almost referred to the 9/11 terrorists and those who plotted the attacks as “those bastards” but he stopped himself.
George Stephanopolis asked Toomey if Sarah Palin was qualified to be President of the United States. The Republican didn’t answer, though we dry-heaved at the suggestion. Toomey instead said he appreciated anyone’s support, which we assume includes Alaskan jerks.
Our assessment: Toomey was flustered, angry and apathetic all at the same time. Sestak sometimes talked like George McFly before discovering Marty had been replaced in the car by Biff.
UPDATE: Jokes aside, if we want to talk about winning and losing and an actual fight on issues, which definitely happened last night, we’d have to give this one to Sestak. Any time a candidate says, during a debate — as Toomey did — “Check my website” for more information, you know said candidate is losing. Phawker wrote last night, “Lincoln vs. Douglas this ain’t” — but imagine one of those two told audiences to read up on the candidate’s stances on issues rather than state them live. We take the “Check the candidate’s website” for granted nowadays but if there’s something I don’t want my government representation doing (besides the obvious), it’s telling me to check their website and Twittering in incomprehensible grammar, which they all. fucking. do.
Christine O’Donnell, down in Delaware, has repeated the “check my website” statement several times during her debates with Chris Coons — and the biggest difference between Toomey and O’Donnell is that Toomey is supposed to actually know shit while O’Donnell is just supposed to remind us of Sarah Palin. There’s no other way she could have gotten this far.
We’ve said over and over again that Toomey can’t close this thing up, after months of opportunities. Now last night’s happened and we don’t see the late Sestak tide going out any time soon.