February 20, 2008

Live-blogging the Hillary-Obama showdown.

It's the big debate, starting in a few minutes, in Austin, Texas. Hillary has to do something tricky to sabotage Obama tonight tomorrow, doesn't she? It's her only hope. I don't think she can, but I'm eager to see what happens. It can't be another fizzle, where the two of them make nice, like last time. She has to shake it up. Presumably, he'll stand his ground. But I thought he looked really tired — or maybe sick — on the night of the Wisconsin primary. If he stands there and drones platitudes, maybe Hillary's desperation will thrill and compel us.

UPDATE: Oops. It's tomorrow night.

ADDED: That was annoying. I made a point of linking to the Austin newspaper, and it said "tonight" on an article dated today. Well, now I can watch "American Idol" and "Project Runway" in peace.


Robert said...

Looks like the Statesman Ed Board got the date wrong. Oops!

Meade said...

Guess I'll go look at the moon then.
Oh well... gives me more time to prepare myself to be thrilled and compelled by her desperation.

LutherM said...

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

Peter V. Bella said...

Tomorrow they will be in the land of the Vast Cowboy, BBQ, Rancher, Big Oil, Little League, Cheer Leader, George Bush Lovers Conspiracy. Can Hillary survive? Will Barak finally give her what for? Will the evil cabal of conspirators sabotage the debates?

Zachary Sire said...

What about Big Brother 9?!

Anonymous said...

You could talk about the latest revelation about McCain.

Trooper York said...

It's chick night on the Idol. Lets all vote for the very attractive plus sized model Joanne Borgella. She's from Jersey and can really belt.

Also the cute little midget asian girl Ramiele Maulubay. She could be the perfect woman being wasit high. If only she had a flat head to rest your beer bottle she would have all the old guy votes for sure. I just know that when I look at her, I think "Happy Ending."

Peter V. Bella said...

Trooper York said...
Also the cute little midget asian…

Trooper, it is little people or altitudinal challenged people. Midget is not proper. It is not PC. It is not multi-culti. Sheez, I’m surprised you did not say slant eyed.

On the other hand as you are, like me, a well traveled and well rounded individual, a man of taste and savoir faire, I would like to ask you;

Have you ever been to, judged, or participated in a dwarf throwing contest.

Trooper York said...

Actually I was the drawf throwing champion of Brooklyn for two months running. Of course it wasn't a formal league it was just this guy Louie Nerve who had Tourettes syndrome and we had to toss out of the Last Exit when he started bothering the tourists. Sometimes with a good tail wind you could toss the little bastard from Henry St. all the way up to Clinton St. On a bounce.

Richard said...

On the other hand, you could always twiddle the evening away over at Instapundit as I understand they're talking about how scientists in Italy figured out how to detect the G-spot using ultrasound. It's absolutely engrossing!

I'm Full of Soup said...

Why only 200 tickets available to the public? Any idea? How many total and who got the rest?

Come on- go and get us the info like Glenn would. Heh.

Peter V. Bella said...

Hey Trooper,
I have it. It is great. It will be exciting. We should get all the radicals and extremists here and meet up in Madison Wisconsin for the Ultimate Dwarf and Midget Throwing Contest.

we could paint the measurement on the walkway at Bascomb Hall. Tailgating with brats and beers. I'll bet there are plenty of dwarfs and midgets in Wisconsin who would go for it. Waddaya tink?

Trooper York said...

Sounds good to me. But we have to keep the little asian chick because she sang great tonight. She's a keeper.