I was not keyed up for watching the final Iowa Governor's debate.
I don't know if it was because I'd rather be watching playoff baseball, or because I'm ready for this to be over, probably both.Nurse Ratched
, the Ragister's Carolyn Washburn
's jowls made her look like a puppet during her introduction.
I did like Branstad's "You've tried hard, but the results speak for themselves. The status quo is not good enough" line, but he went to the well with it one too many times.
It only took about 5 minutes into a debate "focused on the future" for the Big Lug Nut
to take us back to the '80s and it was about that time I noticed Culver had a sheen going on his face, but he wasn't sweating.
Culver was again name dropping IBM, Google and Microsoft, just like in the previous debate
Chris noted that Culver criticized Branstad being for big business and wondered what Culver considers his trinity.
Tax Dodgers, at least Google is per this article --Google 2.4% Rate Shows How $60 Billion Lost to Tax Loopholes
It must be okay for Google because they, along with Microsoft, are part of an industry that funds Dummycrats to the tune of 66 percent
It was odd that Culver quoted Wall Street 24/7
as having Iowa seventh best in education and then saying we have the "best schools".
The online publication is actually named 24/7 Wall St
and is based in New Rochelle, New York, but is incorporated in Delaware because it's a tax haven.
24/7 Wall St thinks we're 7th in education because more than 90.5% of 25-year-olds having completed high school or the state equivalent
At the 34 minute mark is when Culver started to break into Sweaty Chetty
, with his hand to the upper lip/mouth area before and after a question from Dean Borg.
I thought the "Yes or No Lightning Round" was a failure, with hardly any questions being answered with a simple yes or no.
What the hell is, "You need to look in the mirror before you start throwing stones"?
Does Culver mean, Let he who is without sin cast the first stone?
It's okay to say it that way Chet, after all you served as an Elder
at Central Presbyterian Church.
Culver evaded the question of how he would re-invent himself, so I'm going with skinnier and less sweaty for him.
You can tell the Big Lug Nut is behind, because he had no sense of humor when asked about how he's been caricatured over the years.
At least Branstad handled it with humor when he kidded about cartoonist Brian Duffy
making him look really short, and it was a nice zing at the Ragister's expense as they laid Duffy off nearly two years ago.