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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

The earpiece thing 

So here's my feeling about the earpiece thing. I genuinely don't care if the President has an audio prompter into his ear during public speeches. Maybe Bush is dyslexic and can't read and speak well simultaneously. Maybe he's got weak eyesight but doesn't want to be seen with glasses or contacts. Whatever. It really doesn't bother me in the slightest -- the stuff is assistive technology in that case.

But in a debate? No. This is cheating. Even if it were explicitly allowed-for in the debate rules, it's cheating. We want to see the candidate, not the candidate plus the secret whispers of his advisers. We're voting for the guy, not his hidden staff.

Even if, I dunno, I guess we're getting his advisers and secret staff if we elect the candidate. I still don't like it.

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