Thursday, April 08, 2004

Shades of Kennedy v. Nixon?



In 1960, John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon squared off for a presidential debate. Those who watched it on TV -- a first for presidential debates -- saw a cool and media-savvy John Kennedy -- properly coiffed for the camera -- facing a hot and sweaty Richard Nixon. Those who saw the debate on TV said Kennedy cleaned Nixon's clock; those who heard the debate on radio said just the opposite.

Something tells me we have a repeat in history.

I listened to Dr. Rice's testimony on radio, and the parts I heard sounded like a confident person handling the sometimes partisan slams of the Committee. Jen over at VeryBigBlog suggests she appeared to be "ready to run out of the room."

Time will tell; or rather, the oft-times biased media will tell. Regardless, the parts I heard of her testimony seems to have put Richard Clarke in his place. Hope he enjoyed his most recent 15 minutes of fame, as I imagine it will be his last.

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