The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Thursday, 16 October 2008]


Nic is not happy about the way the presidental election debates are run.

Final Presidential Debate

Source: NPR/Emmanuel Dunand.

Here are my recollections from as much of the final presidential debate of 2008 I could stand to watch:

“You are going to raise taxes.”

“No I’m not.”

“You are going to raise taxes.”

“No I’m not.”

“You are going to raise taxes.”

“No I’m not.”

“You told a plumber you are going to raise taxes.”

“No I didn’t.”

“You are going to raise taxes.”

“No I’m not.”


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