You think Biden was too feisty? The 2012 record for debate aggression was actually set Thursday night in California, when a uniformed officer broke up a spirited encounter between Representatives Brad Sherman and Howard Berman, who had begun yelling and poking at each other rather vigorously. Perhaps Sherman and Berman were irritated because they are both incumbent Democrats, thrown together by redistricting and California’s new nonpartisan election rules. Or perhaps they’re just ticked off because their names rhyme. During one high point, Sherman grabbed Berman and shouted: “Do you want to get into this?”Numbers show debate drew 50 million, down from 2008 but still considered high.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Collins on Veep Debate and More
Gail Collins reviews the veep debate for tomorrow's NYT. And besides:
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