Faux News Holds Faux Republican Debate

January 6, 2008

Republican Presidential Candidate Ron PaulIn its usual twisted mockery of its “fair and balanced” mantra, Fox “News” is holding a Republican Presidential candidate debate tonight. There’s only one little problem: Ron Paul (R-Texas), the maverick Republican candidate, wasn’t invited. The faux news debate’s slogan, “You Decide 2008,” took on additional irony in the context.

Pajamadeen is angry at this censure of free speech and manipulation of the electoral process, as is the New Hampshire Republican Party, which withdrew its sponsorship of the “politically correct,” sanitized debate. We can only hope that New Hampshire voters in the “Live Free or Die” state are equally as unimpressed with tonight’s shenanigans.


Paul, who’s raised about $20 million dollars in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2006 (almost the same amount raised by Billary) protested his exclusion and, in fact, a Concord Monitor poll showed that Paul has seven percent of the vote, beating the deceased-appearing Fred Thompson and coming in only one point behind Mr. 9/11 Rudy Giuliani.

California Congressman Duncan Hunter, who lost credibility with his pronouncement that he”d build a border fence within six months of his election, also didn’t receive a party invitation. As for the candidates who were invited — Guiliani, John (“let’s stay in Iraq until every American is killed so we can say we were right”) McCain, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Thompson — boring!

The plucky Paul held a televised town hall meeting at a public access television station several miles from the official forum. He told supporters that his popularity stems in part from the fact that the other GOP candidates “are seen as flip-floppers…”People look at my record and say he’s a stick-to-his guns guy.”

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