Sunday, October 03, 2004
BUSTED: Kerry Caught Cheating in Debate!
Video shows Kerry cheated by bringing his own notes to the debate! No wonder his eyes looked so shifty, back & forth, as Bush answered his questions & Kerry could be seen shuffling his notes seen in side-shots during the debate.
Of course this revelation does not arrive in a vacuum - it's now known that Kerry assembled his new positions on Iraq for the debate based on the new article he read in the Atlantic Monthly before focus grouping his new assorted positions at NYU in the days leading up to the debate.
Hat tip to INDC!
Debate Rules clearly stated,
"No props, notes, charts, diagrams, or other writings or other tangible things may be brought into the debate by either candidate.... Each candidate must submit to the staff of the Commission prior to the debate all such paper and any pens or pencils with which a candidate may wish to take notes during the debate, and the staff or commission will place such paper, pens and pencils on the podium..."
Drudge now on it!
Here is a Frame by Frame depiction which is a little dark to see but clearly highlights the item as papers having a straight edge along the top being removed from Kerry's coat and placed on his lectern.
Direct complaints to Commission on Presidential Debates and PBS firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE: LGF has high resolution QuickTime Video which clearly shows Kerry removing notes on indexed cards or the like from his jacket, placing them on the lectern and then even shuffling them together after he does so.
UPDATE: Somebody at FNC has apparently reviewed the tape and concluded the disputed item was a pen. I still believe otherwise as it appears, to me, at least, it seems to be papers or 3x5 or 5x7 note cards or the like. In any event, Kerry has been caught cheating, called on it & - if he did indeed have bad motives - he'll now be hard pressed to try it another time :)