Monday, August 06, 2007

Part 8: "I know what you did last summer"

Welcome to Part 8 of my not-so-live blogging of the Iowa GOP debate. You can still access the rest of the series, if you arrived here out of sequence :)

Just a recap from Part 1: you can watch the whole Konservative Krying Game for yourself at the site. Aside from Stephanopoulos, the cast of characters included: Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan; former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas; and Rep Tom Tancredo, R-Colo.
(Missing and presumed sleepy: former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn)

I know what you did last summer

(General question: Can you point to a defining mistake in your life?)

HUNTER: "Contemplating running as a Democrat"
PAUL: "I didn't speak forcefully enough" for the cause of "liberty" and the constitution.
HUCKABEE: He wishes he'd started losing weight earlier in life. (Awww…this actually makes me feel sorry for him)
ROMNEY: Regrets that he used to support "pro-choice" (people? causes?). Mitt hastens to add that he eventually "came down on 'life'" (Blech…would you mind scooching over a bit, Mitt? Come down on sumpin else, ta very much.)
GIULIANI: Jokes that he has "only 30 seconds" to respond, then proceeds to rib Stephanopoulos about his Priest father, suggesting he'd only "confess" his mistakes to a man of the cloth (i.e. he passed on this one)
MCCAIN: Random-ish choice he made in Vietnam that (presumably) ended with his capture & torture. (I honestly have no jokes for this one--his was a genuinely awful story)
BROWNBACK: Regrets "not telling [his] wife and kids that [he] loves them often enough" (Gawd, some of these 'rock-ribbed' Republicans can get really smooshy, eh?)
T. THOMPSON: Explains that all of his female primary relatives have/had breast cancer and he wants to work harder to "end" it. Gives date of 2015.
TANCREDO: Regrets that it took him "30 years to realize (recognize?) Jesus Christ as [his] personal saviour." (Really? I thought Tancredo's personal saviour was Lou Dobbs. Or maybe John Birch.)

Speaking of...did you know that Tancredo has produced his own little series of vids? The series is entitled, "Tancredoland." Watch Rachel Maddow take a tour...

Quick tease: Tancredo shows us where he likes to play with "army men."

Ok! We're on the home-stretch, yo! The final installment, Part 9 is coming right up..."Families, bombs, and a backpack full o' democracy"
Return to Part 7..."Tales from the crypt: the attack of the zombie tax policies"


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