Queer Eye for the Debate Guy
Last nights debate questions were so awful that about halfway into it I started flipping back and forth to Queer Eye
. Here is the best moment:
KOPPEL: When you hear some of your colleagues here -- you know, I get a little bit of a sense of sour grapes here, that if anyone else on this stage had gotten Al Gore's endorsement, he would have been happy to have it. What do you think?
KUCINICH: Well, I can't say I was really counting on it.
But let me say, Ted, let me say -- let me say that some of the best talent in American politics is on this stage right now.
And with all due respect to you, Ted Koppel, who I've admired over the years greatly...
KOPPEL: There's a zinger coming now, isn't there?
To begin this kind of a forum with a question about an endorsement, no matter by who, I think actually trivializes the issues that are before us.
Amen to that. Then I switched over to Queer Eye
and Carson called Ted Koppel a jackass. I switched back and heard this:
KOPPEL: We're talking about two things. We're talking about money and we're talking about ultimately standing in the polls. There are only a couple of ways that you can measure how someone is doing at this stage in the election process, money and polls. You're not doing terribly well with money; you're doing even worse in the polls.
KOPPEL: When do you pull out?
KUCINICH: After I -- when I take the oath of office, when you're there to cover it...
... and I can tell you, Ted, you know, we started at the beginning of this evening, talking about an endorsement. Well, I want the American people to see where the media takes politics in this country.
To start with endorsements...
We start talking about endorsements, now we're talking about polls, and then we're talking about money. Well, you know, when you do that, you don't have to talk about what's important to the American people.
I think Kyan thought that Koppel was high on product at this point, but it was hard to follow. Carson did reiterate that Koppel was a jackass, though.