"Today Newt Gingrich said we should use covert operations to assassinate Iran's nuclear scientists. Gingrich also said the key to covert operations is announcing them on the campaign trail." – Conan O'Brien
"Rick Santorum said today that during his 16 years in Congress, he was an outsider the whole time. You know what? After 16 years, you're not an outsider. You're just unpopular." – Jay Leno
"Santorum says that Satan has his sights set on the United States of America. And today Satan said he tries to avoid politics because it makes him feel dirty." - Jay Leno
"Rick Santorum said he believes that Satan has his sights on America. Apparently Satan is still upset about the time he went down to Georgia and lost that fiddle." – Jimmy Kimmel
Never mix the two, the outcome is never pretty... Unfortunately, the ugliest moments during the debate were the promo spots for Arizona, starring the ugliest woman in america, Jan Brewer. Talk about finding aliens in the desert... but, all four candidates did well, the only unruly aspect was the audience, who now seems to cheer and boo with abandon, especially when Ron Paul called Rick Santorum a fake. Instead of name calling, each candidate then dissed the voting record of the other, and made me wonder which rabbit-hole I fell down, and was John King the Mad Hatter? After 19 debates, there are no clear winners, and all of the remaining four are losers, because we are tired of their bluster, tired of their cliched ideas, and by now we can tell when they are lying or not... Mitt may be the front-runner, but he will say anything to get a vote...
Public ridicule won out, the governor, who has wet-dreams about becoming the vice-presidential candidate, closed himself in the closet with the other GOP legislators, then came out with an apology: they didn't realize anything about the probing situation, and they would drop that part of the legislation. And, to sweeten the pot, the virginia legislature also dropped the "personhood" amendment that was currently before a committee. So far, this makes every state that has had a "personhood" amendment brought up by right wing extremists, it has been rejected... I had hoped that the ridicule and bluster in Virginia would continue for a few more weeks, as I wanted to score some points with my feminist friends and make some money with my new bumpersticker:
I'm always amazed at the power of satire to change our world, and lament that Mort Sahl is no longer on the scene, perennially standing on the stage, newspaper in hand. John Stewart is mugging too much for the camera these days, maybe what's needed is a rotating batch of comedians serving as hosts. I'd be happy if the writers for the show were all as clever as John Oliver...