Skip to comments.Drudge: DEBATE MYSTERY: DID KERRY HAVE CHEAT SHEET?
Posted on 10/03/2004 11:09:24 AM PDT by stockpirateEdited on 10/03/2004 12:01:46 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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Good point. But it makes us look small and it blurs the focus of the important issues. Still it is fun to tweak the "Man 'O the People".
It is the questions from Jim Leher...what else do you think it is?
You actually think they werent in cahoots?
The night of the debate, there was a FR post detailing Kerry seemingly knowing the questions prior to them being given. Each laid out with responses from Lehrer/Kerry included.
Does anyone happen to remember the title of the thread or who posted it so I can look it up?
Or would Americans feel this is the GW camp trying to push this and playing the sore-loser part. And with that just allow the media keep the poor performace of GW in the spot light.
Agreed. There is enough ammo in the transcript to bury Kerry. Even if he did have "notes", it certainly didn't help him.
If you enlarge it you can see it is a piece of paper.
another thing, IF he did cheat, Leher is looking RIGHT at him, as he pulls whatever it is out of his jacket pocket.. so he isnt ignorant of the fact, if Kerry did bring something with him, besides his arrogant pompus attitude
"...WATCH THE VIDEO..."
It's working now, 2:40 pm eastern time. It certainly does appear to be a sheet of paper, he seems to unfold it. Do what the site says, right click and zoom to full screen.
I must say though, it seems to be just one sheet of paper, so I'm not sure what all could have been on it that would be so very important.
Another point, kerry did well only because bush did rather poorly. If Bush had been on his game he would have wiped the floor with JFK.
Not sure that he even lost the debate, given that even with notes, Kerry couldn't come up with any substansive plans other than to consult the UN for guidance.
Khaosai - Member since 9/16/04. Hmmmmnnnn.....
Why, a mirror, of course. Doesn't everyone know that he likes to talk to himself?
John Kerry's response: "It was a picture of my fellow Vietnam soldiers who were killed during that awful war in which I served so bravely. I carry it around with me to remind myself of my heroism, my patriotism, and my selflessness. Many more Americans will die like these men if we continue on with Bush's collosal misjudgements in Iraq. We need to pass the global test. Once again, I served in Vietnam."
Did you mean to reply to someone else?
I just looked at it. It couldn't be a pen because he had to use both hands to unfold something. When you take a pen out of your pocket you usually don't need to use both hands only if it has a cap to take off.
No pens or pencils were allowed unles placed there by the event commission.
Agree with you here. But even with that, it did not take info cards for GW to have the common-sense to bring up Kerry's 20 year awful senate record on National Security.
Wrong on the Gulf War, Wrong on the cold war, wrong on cutting funds to the CIA, etc, etc.
Yet GW never brought up any of these points. And if he needs info cards for this....then we are believing the Dem's that he really is dumb.
Which he is not!! - It was just a bad, bad performance.
And I never heard Kerry say anything all that smart to begin with!! - He simply didn't have to defend his voting record and that is why he won!
He's a troll. He's been defending Kerry and the latest Newsweak poll and trying to discredit anyone who shows how the Newsweak poll was sauced.
If Kerry is willing to cheat in a formal debate, he is not worthy of being president of a glee club, much less president of the United States.<--- Remember...The difference between a conservative and a liberal is...A conservitive bases his politics on his morals...A liberal bases his morals on his politics...To them, the ends ALWAYS justifies the means....thats where the disconect comes when dealing with one in real life...They just dont get it!!!!
"Doesn't look like papers to me."
Well, then that would rule out spitballs.
His Bush zapper?
I watched later in the debate as I remember he looked like he was reading as oppsed to writing notes. In fact, you see him sorting out about 6-9 notes. So now we need someone with time to go through the whole debate and count how many notes he could have written by the time he sorts about 6 of them. Also when he arrives as the podium you can see he shuffles them into the bottom of the stack. I know this trick--I've used it before in Junior High School when I cheated!
I saw that too.
I agree the question should be asked. I too doubt if there can be definitive proof.
It wouldn't surprise me if he was given questions beforehand, given that the MSM wants him elected at all costs. It would surprise me if he would be that dumb to bring the questions to the podium, but you never know.
No it doesn't. It points out what a lying, cheating piece of shite Kerry is.
Thank you for helping them to see the light (paper) I was getting beaten upp here>...lol
Is it possible that President Bush saw what JFKerry did?
I think the position of his hands looks as if it's paper (kind of flat)
That would explain the "wink" that some claim to have seen at the end of the debate.
It's Sunday. Drudge needs something outrageous to pimp his show, and Free Republic gave it to him.
Drudge will use ANYTHING to prime his audience for his radio gig.
Will the media cover it if he cheated? He had the questions in advance and notes with answers, and he still made mistakes!? I wonder if this is how he got through Yale?
Drudge has changed the headline to "DEBATE MYSTERY: DID KERRY HAVE A CHEAT SHEET?"
Non issue is right. Just a little more insight.
YOU ARE RIGHT....WATCH IT CLOSELY, HE PUTS SOMETHING INTO THE PAGES OF HIS NOTEBOOK!!!!!!
Another video link here:
Right at the start of the debate. On this video, you have to watch a commercial first, but the quality is good.
I said I thought it was a watch. He probably wanted to keep track of the time elapsed so he wouldn't get caught looking at his watch like G. Bush Sr. did against clinton.
"I detest them almost as much as line jumpers and folks who cut me off in traffic."
I feel that way about people who litter. It infuriates me.
nope, he didn't wear any
Why is it silly?
Under Clinton we had to talk to our kids about oral sex (or hide them from it). We also had to explain why the president is a liar.
If Kerry wins we get to explain why it's not OK to cheat on tests even if the president does it. I know I cheated a time or two in junior high, but if I knew that the President was a cheat, I'd probably never had stopped. Or if I got caught, my retort was so what the President cheats. I just don't want to go there.
Maybe a TIVO video would be better than this grainy one. Anyone who has one that they can take a picture of and post it would be great.
And the scribbling he was doing was his answer for the next question.
Yea but. It is just another confirmation of him taking short cuts and will do anything to further his backers. (he has not causes)
Yes. If Kerry pulled out a cheat sheet, the Prez definitely noticed it as did Lehrer which would explain the Prez's attitude from the start.
It would speak to Bush's integrity, infact, if he noticed it and didn't alert people to it afterward for advantage, but instead took the hits all weekend.
The only "good" possibility is that he was using a hanky, but it's a bit strange that he would unfold it and put it over the papers or between them, I would've crumpled the hanky into the side out of the way, or perhaps put it under the paper where the cup of water was being kept.
I'm sure someone will have a VERY high-res copy somewhere and solve this.
"I think Kerry would make an above-average president of a glee club."
In France of course. (wee-wee club)
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