Oct 19, 2011

Shakespearean irony

It amazes me that the candidates so often get to escape actually answering the question. They get to spin and pivot and go off onto their sound bites that they want in the 10 seconds that they have to make a point, I think the hosts need to kind of dig a little bit more and come back to that candidate and say, No, that's not what I asked you. Here's what I asked you. Please answer it...
This Alaska Palin moment in hypocrisy in oblivion was brought to you courtesy of the PuffHo. Had she watched the debate, she'd have noticed this:

ANDERSON COOPER: Then let me ask the question of Governor Perry. Governor Perry, the 14th Amendment allows anybody. A child of illegal immigrants who is born here is automatically an American citizen. Should that change?

TEXAS GOV. RICK PERRY: Well, let me address Herman's issue that he just talked about.

COOPER: Actually, I'd rather you answer that question.

PERRY: I understand that. You get to ask the questions, I get to answer like I want to.

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