November 6, 2012
DID ANYBODY LIVE-BLOG THE BIG GARY JOHNSON/JILL STEIN DEBATE? Why yes! Jaltcoh did. Me, I was at a Bob Dylan/Mark Knopfler concert here in Madison (and I was glad that nobody on stage so much as mentioned politics other than poetically and distantly with references, for example, to the chimes of freedom). From the Jaltcoh live blog of the Johnson/Stein debate:
9:57 – Johnson says that Stein seems to think government is the answer to all our problems, and he asks Stein what she thinks about net neutrality. Stein says she’s for it, and adds that she doesn’t assume government is the answer to every problem. “I’m not an ideologue. I’m a doctor. I don’t actually know much about ideology. As a doctor, I look for practical solutions.”
UPDATE: Actually, Bob Dylan did go a bit political, halfway through the encore he said: “We tried to play good tonight since the president was here today.” And “Don’t believe the media. I think it’s going to be a landslide.” I could argue “Don’t believe the media” isn’t really too political and the deference to the President is distanced, but I must confess that I’m the kind of person who slips out during the encore to beat the parking-lot crowds.