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Kerry cheats at first debate?
    #3211272 - 10/03/04 10:46 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

What was it that Kerry took out of his pocket and placed on his podium? Some have suggested it was a 3x5 note card with crib points on it, or even a stack of such cards.

Others say it was a folded piece of paper. Still others say it was a blank piece of paper he could use to take notes on, despite the fact that paper and pens were provided for note taking. Several of the post-debate press reports mention Kerry looking down at his podium frequently, but I didn't see the debate so I don't know the significance of that observation.

Video clips of him removing whatever it was from his pocket are all over the net, as well as frame-by-frames and closeups. It wasn't a pen or a pair of reading glasses, it is quite clearly a white rectangular object.

In the stills it looks to me like a standard 3x5 note card, but maybe someone else would like to make a guess at it. Whatever it was, it was in clear violation of the debate rules.

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Re: Kerry cheats at first debate? [Re: Phred]
    #3211304 - 10/03/04 10:52 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

petty.

could it be that he had some notes taken during
the debate that he wanted to keep?

(EDIT: I see now the supposed video is from before)

if people though kerry looked down at the podium
frequently, bush looked like he was reading from a
teleprompter embedded in the damn thing.

super petty.


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Re: Kerry cheats at first debate? [Re: Phred]
    #3211318 - 10/03/04 10:54 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

What's the deal with the cheap 5 cent pens they provided? This is the presidential debate and they have those cheapass things?


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Re: Kerry cheats at first debate? [Re: Phred]
    #3211319 - 10/03/04 10:55 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Your guy lost.

Now Kerry's a cheater?

Give me a break.

The only guy ever caught cheating was a Republican.

Nixon.

He lost his job.

Look it up.


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Re: Kerry cheats at first debate? [Re: Phred]
    #3211337 - 10/03/04 10:57 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I'll see your mysterious white object and raise you a radio transmitter in Bush's ear. Both are pretty cock and bull, but if you are going to believe one, you should believe the other is at least rather likely. I'm not even going to bother to debunk all the bullshit in the post and don't expect you to refute the Bush/earpiece crap either, though you're more than welcome of course.

additional link that as of 8pm PST wasn't working due indy media's sql server being down at the moment. Should have an mp3 of that portion of the debate that supposedly lends credence to the accusation.

edit: fixed a couple typos


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Re: Kerry cheats at first debate? [Re: Rose]
    #3211363 - 10/03/04 11:03 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Note paper was provided as well as whatever pens they submitted for use beforehand. They were not required to use cheap ass shitty pens, they could use their own.

The clips don't show Kerry taking something from the podium and putting it into his pocket, but the reverse. He took it out of his pocket while his back was to the audience, then put it on his podium. This was not a question of him keeping souvenirs.

Cervantes -- if Bush had been caught doing this, would you be so dismissive? No -- it would be front page news in all the MSM for weeks.

Kerry took something from his pocket and placed it on the podium. This is a clear violation of the debate rules. I'd like the opinion of others here as to what they think it might have been. Sorry you find that bothersome.

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Re: Kerry cheats at first debate? [Re: Phred]
    #3211365 - 10/03/04 11:04 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

ahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahha

funny how all the repubs call us whiners when we bitch about gore winning...then you bring up stuff like this :lol: bush is just stupid, thats why he lost the debate. all his life bush has been an underachiever, a loser, a douchebag, an addict....he has bankrupted companies, traded sammy sosa and now fucked up the country. bush is just a puppet boy for the neocons who stand behind him. it shows when he debates someone like kerry. who has been an overacheiver his entire life. the debate was lost because of the asshole you republicans chose to lead you.


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Re: Kerry cheats at first debate? [Re: KingOftheThing]
    #3211379 - 10/03/04 11:06 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

So what do you think Kerry removed from his pocket while his back was to the audience and placed on the podium?

pinky


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Re: Kerry cheats at first debate? [Re: Phred]
    #3211392 - 10/03/04 11:10 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

pinksharkmark said:
Note paper was provided as well as whatever pens they submitted for use beforehand. They were not required to use cheap ass shitty pens, they could use their own.

The clips don't show Kerry taking something from the podium and putting it into his pocket, but the reverse. He took it out of his pocket while his back was to the audience, then put it on his podium. This was not a question of him keeping souvenirs.

Cervantes -- if Bush had been caught doing this, would you be so dismissive? No -- it would be front page news in all the MSM for weeks.

Kerry took something from his pocket and placed it on the podium. This is a clear violation of the debate rules. I'd like the opinion of others here as to what they think it might have been. Sorry you find that bothersome.

pinky




Until you've actually SEEN the whole debate why don't you just hold your opinion on stuff like this? If you watch Kerry he hardly ever looks down at the podium except when he's actively taking notes. Whenever he's talking he's always making eye connection either with the camera, the moderator or he's glancing at Bush as he makes certain points.

I find it hilarious to watch the spin on this whole debate nonsense. First the pundits and fox news are telling us it's really important and that this is kerry's lost shot at staying in the race and if he doesn't shine he'll be out on his ass with no hope. Kerry then totally trounces Bush on almost all fronts and suddenly it's no big deal, the debates aren't that important blah blah. The freepers and their ilk scramble to defend Bush miserable performance. Now the lies and mudslinging start.*Yawn*


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Re: Kerry cheats at first debate? [Re: KingOftheThing]
    #3211403 - 10/03/04 11:11 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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all his life bush has been an underachiever, a loser, a douchebag, an addict....he has bankrupted companies, traded sammy sosa and now fucked up the country 




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Re: Kerry cheats at first debate? [Re: Phred]
    #3211414 - 10/03/04 11:14 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

pinksharkmark said:
So what do you think Kerry removed from his pocket while his back was to the audience and placed on the podium?

pinky




I'll take this chance to answer as well. It is quite likely it is just extra blank paper. If you watch the whole clip you can see that he does this supposed "cheating" in front of 4 cameras and turns around with the object in front of him, the moderator, the audience and even in Bush's field of vision. Only now days later as the RNC is scrambling for any excuse to explain Bush's loss are the lies coming out. Next thing we'll hear that somebody slipped Bush some spanish fly and that's why he was such a slack jawed retard.

Also I've not seen any quotes from the debate moderators, jim lehrer or anyone present. A splashy headline on the matt drudge's self-pleasuring web site does not a truthful story make.


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Re: Kerry cheats at first debate? [Re: Phred]
    #3211419 - 10/03/04 11:15 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

Cervantes said:
Your guy lost.

Now Kerry's a cheater?

Give me a break.




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Re: Kerry cheats at first debate? [Re: Phred]
    #3211427 - 10/03/04 11:16 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

It was probably just a napkin or handkerchief.


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Re: Kerry cheats at first debate? [Re: Phred]
    #3211440 - 10/03/04 11:19 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Besides, it's kinda moot that they used some method to "cheat" when both knew what the questions were long before the actual debate...


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Re: Kerry cheats at first debate? [Re: Le_Canard]
    #3211459 - 10/03/04 11:23 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

ToiletDuk said:
Besides, it's kinda moot that they used some method to "cheat" when both knew what the questions were long before the actual debate...




Supposedly not.

Quote:

Jim Lehrer said:
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The umbrella topic is foreign policy and homeland security, but the specific subjects were chosen by me, the questions were composed by me, the candidates have not been told what they are, nor has anyone else.







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Re: Kerry cheats at first debate? [Re: Phred]
    #3211466 - 10/03/04 11:24 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Actually, no they didn't.

They knew the questions would be about foreign policy but they did not get the questions in advance.

If you disagree, please provide a link.


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Re: Kerry cheats at first debate? [Re: Phred]
    #3211476 - 10/03/04 11:25 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Pinky, get over it. Bush lost.


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Re: Kerry cheats at first debate? [Re: unbeliever]
    #3211487 - 10/03/04 11:29 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I stand corrected then. I was under the impression that the question were known before the debates. Still and all I don't think there was actually cheating by either party...


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Re: Kerry cheats at first debate? [Re: unbeliever]
    #3211494 - 10/03/04 11:31 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

A splashy headline on the matt drudge's self-pleasuring web site does not a truthful story make.




also, what kind of fool would Kerry be to even attempt something like this.

to be honest, I just assumed they had prompters and notes the way bush
kept looking down at his hands and kerry popped off exquisitely pointed
facts and figures to back up his arguments.

breaking news on drudge usually disappears within hours anywho...


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Re: Kerry cheats at first debate? [Re: Phred]
    #3211539 - 10/03/04 11:41 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

It's funny watching pinky squirm in defeat. Crib notes? Sounds like a conspiracy idiom. It's not like Kerry's memorizing Bible verses here. These are simple issues. Just face it, your guy lost and Kerry used his master debater skills to his own advantage.


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