These four have been out there for nearly two months now, debating by proxy with each other. They’ve been hollering at themselves through their ad men, and bagmen, and sugar daddies. Now, at least, they’ll get to look each other in the eye and say what they’ve been out there otherwise saying to the wind.
[…] It’s hard to remember how they actually react to one another, much less what they might say to each other. Rick Santorum has been talking like a religious nut for two weeks now, but that’s unlikely to come up, since both Willard Romney and N. Leroy Gingrich, Definer Of Civilization’s Rules And Leader (Perhaps) Of The Civilizing Forces, have been rendered by their own rhetoric — and by the length and breadth of the demented political party in which they are running — incapable of making an issue out of the fact that Santorum is such an incredible dick, and have I mentioned that recently? The debate’s in Arizona, so I suspect we’re going to get a real workout on immigration, and the fence, and arming the border, and the Hezbollah training camps on the Mexican border. It’s entirely possible that Willard’s old gardeners may come up again. As best I can recall, Santorum’s worried about Arab terrorists sneaking across the border, Willard’s worried about “amnesty,” and Newt wants to set up an immigration board in every city and town to pass on the eligibility of people’s gardeners to stay in this country. At which point, Ron Paul will say something about the federal reserve, and everybody will bolt awake again. Then they’ll all thank Arizona Governor Jan Brewer for being a crackpot.
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