Yesterday we had another debate in California, this time including Arnold. Continuing with the circus theme, this debate was total entertainment, so much that the moderator had to say this, “Ladies and gentlemen, this is not Comedy Central”. Really, that is the standard the debate had. Here are some “samples”:http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/09/24/recall.debate/
bq. When she [Ariana Huffington] criticized GOP support for corporate tax loopholes, Schwarzenegger responded that he could “drive my Hummer” through the loopholes she used to pay negligible personal income tax during the last two years.
bq. She retorted, “I was writing and researching a book, and I wasn’t making $20 million violent movies.”
bq. At another point, when Schwarzenegger interrupted her, Huffington objected. “This is the way you treat women. We know that. But not now.”
bq. Allowed to rebut what Statham ruled was a personal attack, Schwarzenegger said, “I would just like to say that I just realized that I have a perfect part for you in ‘Terminator 4.'” He also suggested that she might need “more decaf.”
Meanwhile many other candidates got together for a show called “Who wants to be Governor”:http://www.nbc4.tv/politics/2507804/detail.html, which was a debating game to be aired on the Game Show channel.