*** Kennedy: “We’re in the first war in the information age.” Now I have to figure out when “the information age” started. Because we were in the war in Bosnia. We were in a war in Iraq-Kuwait. We were in Somalia. Oh, and there’s that Afghanistan thing. According to Wikipedia,
‘Information Age’ is a name given to a period after the industrial age and before the Knowledge Economy. Information Age is a term applied to the period where movement of information became faster than physical movement, more narrowly applying to the 1980s onward.
I’ll be darned.
*** OK, nobody’s paying attention to Robert Fitzgerald, so I will. If I had this guy’s poise when I was his age, I could’ve made something of myself. And now back to our debate. He’s not likely to win this race, but he’s got a heck of a political career ahead of him. Can he have it while a member of a third party?
*** New word: “Filibusting’
*** The story of Gus the freakin’ bus? C’mon, Ms. Klobuchar. That’s the one question you’ve been dying to ask an opponent?
*** I don’t think any of these candidates has been surprised by a question yet. I’m trying to think of one I’d ask if I were on the panel, aside from a few personal favorite political issues that nobody ever speaks to on a campaign. So I think I’d go with “what’s your favorite movie?” Maybe one of the candidates would answer “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” in which case, this campaign would officially be over.
*** OK, there’s a new one for my record-book. The first candidate I’ve ever heard refer us to read something in “Rolling Stone.” Reminds me of the time Bill Weld, when he was governor of Massachusetts, told us he knew all the lyrics to every “Rolling Stones” song… and then proceeded to prove it.
*** Debbie Kennedy made a beeline to the stage to stand by her husband as the debate was closing. Planned? Oh, heck, yeah. The cameras were able to capture it before going to Desperate Housewives, but I don’t know if it was enough to make the point — whatever the point was supposed to be.
Man, I’m glad I’m not a reporter having to write the story on this one. As near as I can tell, nobody scored with the “money shot,” the one line that becomes the lead on every newscast.
But I’m going to the Rolling Stone Web site now.