It’s not particularly what I want to do during dinner, but I just turned on the gubernatorial debate on Channel 9. It was tough choice, between that, and Two and a Half Men. Ugh.
Anyway, I don’t really expect to do much live-blogging as, well, I’m eating. But we’ll see.
Ryan Blethen needs a shave. Or perhaps to fully grow out that beard. I’m not sure.
Dino Rossi is a liar and an asshole. I’m just sayin’. (I mean, really. Did you hear that opening statement? What a prick.)
Would you have voted for the House bailout. Gregoire said she didn’t know about that one, but she would have voted for senate bill. Rossi wouldn’t answer at all, and went straight back on the attack.
Is this effective? I mean, every single one of Rossi’s answers is an attack on Gregoire. All of them.
Clearly, Dino Rossi is going for the angry voter vote. I dunno, maybe that’s a good strategy. But he comes off as, well, angry.
Two and a Half Men is really looking appealing right about now.
There’s a question on water rights. Let’s see how Rossi turns this into an attack on Gregoire….
Yup.. the water issue is about “changing the culture in Olympia,” and replacing folks there with “reasonable, responsible people”… you know, unlike that goddamn unreasonable, irresponsible Gregoire.
Question on gang violence in Eastern Washington… Rossi attacks Gregoire for releasing sex offenders and violent criminals, blaming her for the death of three police officers. You know, because she’s a bad person. Gregoire answers the question by talking about anti-gang legislation, and focusing on education.
Buildergate question! Rossi… allegations were false, but if they were true, there’s nothing wrong with what, you know, I didn’t do. Rossi switches the conversation to talk about voter fraud. Gregoire turns the conversation to the BIAW… Rossi voted 99%… then to her “one Washington” speech.
Rossi’s fans in the audience are as angry and rude as he is, trying to shout down the governor.
Did I mention that Rossi is a liar and an asshole? Dems were trying to disenfranchise military voters by trying to get him to cop to being a Republican? What bullshit.
Now he’s lying about the Spokane compact, and accusing Gregoire of “laundering” money. And this to a question about whether driver licenses should be limited to US citizens. (And by the way, to my friends in the media, Rossi’s ability to lie about the Spokane compact is all your fault. You got it wrong. I told you. And you’ve refused to correct it.)
It’s almost over, thank God.
Oh god I feel sorry for the governor to have to stand on stage with that prick. I mean really.
This was the first gubernatorial debate I watched live, at one sitting. I feel dirty. I need a beer and a shower. Maybe sandblasting.
You know, the media old timers seemed to think that Rossi won the first two debates, but if so, and he was anywhere near the asshole in those debates as he was in this one, then I just have to assume our media is filled with assholes too. What else could explain it?
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got nothing against assholes, if they’re on my side. But I’m not normal. I’m not the typical voter. And I just have trouble believing that most voters want an asshole as governor.
It wasn’t a great debate, but Gregoire at least made an effort to answer some of the questions when she didn’t get distracted by refuting Rossi’s slander. Meanwhile, Rossi just concentrated on being a dick. “Culture of Olympia” my ass.
And people tell me he’s likable. If Rossi’s likable, I’m the most popular kid in school. I just don’t get it.