Monday, April 21, 2008

Lincoln Vs. Douglas - The Issues People Care About

I know it took me long enough, but I finally found the perfect subject matter for my first post at Illiterate Electorate. With last week's debate debacle, Obsidian Wings offers their take on what ABC's Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum, Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos, may have asked Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. It's just as thought provoking as you would have imagined.

GIBSON: I noticed, Mr. Lincoln, that your American flag pin was upside down…

LINCOLN: Yes, the wind caught it. Now, as I was saying...

GIBSON: We get questions about this all the time over at Powerline and on Hannity’s talk show. Mr. Douglas has said this is a major vulnerability for you in the fall. So I’ll ask again – do you love America?

LINCOLN: (scowling with a forced smile). Yes.

GIBSON: If your love for America were ice cream, what flavor would it be?

LINCOLN: (pausing with disgust and turning back to camera) Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new -- North as well as South.

DOUGLAS: He didn’t answer the question Charlie. This fall, that question is going to be on the minds of the American public. I’ve proudly stated that my love for America is Very Berry Strawberry.

1 comment:

Bradda said...

Welcome Rob! It's about time we got some "betty" in the electorate.