Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Here's an enlightening article on how campaign aides at a recent Clinton appearance prepped audience members by assigning them softball questions to ask. The student in the article blew the whistle after a staffer told her not to ask the question she wanted to ask, but to instead ask her this OTHER question, which was all typed up and ready to go in a campaign binder.

At some point, after initially going along with the charade, it dawned on the student that the entire episode was a load of fucking horseshit - so she squealed like a good little American piggy. Yes - I suppose it does make answering questions a little easier if you know what they are in advance. In school, this is called "cheating." Students are warned that behavior of this nature is a violation of ethics, and punishable by expulsion. Sadly, in politics, it's par for the course.

If you're not cheating, you're not trying hard enough.

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