In a word
The following exchange was edited out of Saturday Night Live’s coverage of the final presidential debate, in order to allot adequate time for applause:
- Moderator: “Since you two clearly do not endorse the negative words your campaigns have used against each other in the last few weeks, would both of you care to summarize your campaigns in a single, hopefully positive word? Sen. McCain, you first.”
- “One word?”
- (Headline: “Joe-the-Plumber’s Name Hyphenated”)
- “All… right, and you, Sen. Obama?”
- “That’s all the time we have for tonight, live from all of us at Saturday Night.”
That’s about all the politicking you’ll find on Minh’s Notes this election cycle. TV comedy – Fox News and MSNBC included – have done a wonderful job covering the campaigns this time. Though I wonder if I’d have more to say (read: more fodder) were I still in Ohio around now, deep in the heart of Pro-America.