Starting ten minutes early, and watching CNN, since I figure everyone else will bewatching MSNBC.
8:50pm- Jeffrey Toobin just pissed off the entire panel when he mentioned this great analysis at 538 that says all the debates don’t matter that much.
8:52 pm- KKK in the house. Good. Keep ’em out in the open where we can watch ’em.
8:54 pm- Drinking rules:
McCain lies- 1 drink
McCain lies blatantly- 1 drink
McCain says “My friends”- 1 drink
McCain says “My friends” and includes the weird and awkward forced smile that screams CHILD TOUCHER- 1 drink
McCain says Obama is out touch – one sip
McCain says “I put country first”—two sips
McCain says Obama will raise taxes for Middle class – 2 shots
Any mention of POW, Viet Nam, service to country- 1 drink
“Ready on Day One”- One drink
Blatant pandering over Israel/Georgia/wherever- 1 drink
Discussing the surge- 1 drink
9:04 pm- Tunch was freaking out about something in the kitchen and I missed the first question.
9:06 pm- Obama looks angry. CNN has this viewer response thing running underneath it. It is irritating.
9:38 pm- I kind of like this format. Obama seems to be keeping his cool, and McCain is testy.
9:39 pm- When he mention his “partner,” Sarah Palin, the meter plummeted on CNN.
10:04 pm- I am biased as hell, but I think Obama is just pasting him. McCain is simply talking in circles.
Additionally, it is completely clear that John McCain, despite four decades in government, has NO FUCKING CLUE WHAT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TACTIC AND A STRATEGY.
10:26 pm- Have I mentioned I really like this format? I like letting them go at each other. McCain’s facial expressions are going to kill him, btw. I can see the SNL skit already.
10:27 pm- Yeah. Would have been nice if you voted against torture, John.
10:43 pm- Yeah, you have been involved for three decades in all these crises. How many have you started?