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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Power to the People

Last night, CNN aired the second YouTube debate, where Republicans battled over conservative credentials and who hates immigrants and gays more.

Remarkably, in a debate designed to give the American public via YouTube style videos the chance to ask their own questions of candidates, we didn't hear too much from them. According to CNN almost 5,000 user videos were submitted, some more creative and entertaining than others (was that Cheney or Fred Thompson?).

However, of the 34 question segments selected by CNN to air in the debate, something seemed a little off. That's because Grover Norquist, president of the Americans for tax reform and uber-douchebag was given one of those spots to ask a question of candidates he already has access to. Maybe he was given priority because Americans are too stupid and can't be trusted to decide what questions to ask, let alone be trusted to popularly elect a president. Thank God for the Supreme Court!

Maybe it's time we gave the power back to the people

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