October 2, 2008

Debatable

I listened to the entire VP debate.  It was really interesting.

I think that this is the first time that I have really listened to a debate.  I have heard debates before, but I don't think that I have ever really listened.  It was really intriguing. 

There is so much that I could say about it, but the thing that bothered me the most was the disagreements over the basic facts (like voting records).  In my mind, that wouldn't be debatable.  Facts are facts.  They are black and white.  We can't really debate a voting record, because it is... well, a record.  

I was wrong.  Those two kept going back and forth over who voted for what.  Now, I can agree that we could debate the meanings behind why someone would vote a certain way, but I kept hearing differing numbers and statistics, I didn't know what to believe.  Those disagreements were never truly settled. 

Unfortunately, I don't have a staff to find the truth for me.

2 comments :

  1. Matt,

    You actually do have a staff working for you to find out the truth at FactCheck.org.

    The VP debate link is here: http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/factchecking_biden-palin_debate.html

    I used the site in the last election.

    (I'm Not (quite) Balanced and I approve this message.)

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  2. Dude! That is an awesome site. I just glanced through it, and it looks like they both had several inaccuracies.

    (Love the sign off...)

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