What if.....

Jonathan Garthwaite
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Posted: May 16, 2007 4:24 PM

The Dems announced their schedule for future presidential debates this afternoon. It's no surprise to see the Dems continuing to leave Fox News of the plans. Their excuse for canceling past Fox News sponsored debate was that Fox New was conservatively biased. Personally, I think they just don't want any part of Brit Hume's hypothetical suicide bomber Armageddon scenario question.

Hume: Three shopping centers near major U.S. cities have been hit by suicide bombers. Hundreds are dead, thousands injured. A fourth attack has been averted when the attackers were captured off the Florida coast and taken to Guantanamo Bay, where they are being questioned. U.S. intelligence believes that another larger attack is planned and could come at any time... How aggressively would you interrogate those being held at Guantanamo Bay for information about where the next attack might be?

Hume went from one candidate to the next, enriching the scenario with each question - trying to draw out something other than a pre-programmed campaign talking point.   

Watching the debate from home -- Hillary et al must have been feeling like they really dodged a bullet by bailing on the planned Fox News debates.  They can thank John Edwards for that.