I’m watching the eight Democratic candidates having their first debate on MSNBC.
*Senator Biden, asks Brian Williams, what could the government have done to protect those students at Virginia Tech.
Biden: "Shotgun, not pistol."
(Really, he’s elaborating on a question about which they all raised their hands a few minutes before, have you ever lived with a gun in the house, but seriously.)
*Did you know that former Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska was running for President? I didn’t. I have also learned that he’s mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore. (Also that I probably agree with him about a number of things.)
*I want to love Barack Obama, but he’s not winning me tonight.
*Why do members of the press hate John Edwards when they love his wife so much?
*It’s not that I don’t like Hilary. I have a problem with dynasties. Let’s spread the Presidency around, okay?
*I have a lot of friends who love Dennis Kucinich. As with Gravel, I probably agree with him in lots of areas, but as with Obama, not feeling the love tonight.
*Chris Dodd? He’s running, too? I had no idea.
*Bill Richardson talks too long. They have to cut him off every time he speaks.
*When Dave Stanton, some South Carolina TV guy, was introduced, did you have a moment and think he was Stephen Colbert?
*Any chance we could have a debate moderated *by* Stephen Colbert? It would be my litmus test for a sense of humor.
*Finally, my TV boyfriend, Keith Olbermann, who was on the air before the debate, has beautiful grey hair, so it must be okay about mine.
What are you up to this evening?