Monday, July 26, 2004
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Off to get my GOAt
I have to run and debate U.S. foreign policy in a bar. I'll be sure to provide an "after action" report.
UPDATE: That was a blast. A great crowd and a good debate. What truly amazed me was that 120-150 people showed up for this on a Monday night during the convention -- 50 people stood up for the entire ninety minutes. And nary a boo was heard.
ANOTHER UPATE: Paul Noonan provides an accurate summary of the debate here. Good to know the Clinton impersonation still wows the crowd.
One correction -- when I made the statement about answering a question as a real expert and not a pseudo-expert, that crack was NOT targeted at my debating partner, but rather myself -- the previous question or two had covered areas where I felt uneasy making authoritative statements.posted by Dan on 07.26.04 at 06:12 PM
keep in mind the more your drink when doing such the more accidently prophetic you sound to yourself. whatever that means.posted by: jason on 07.26.04 at 06:12 PM [permalink]
You haven't been drinking, have you, Jason?
By the fourth round Carter's speech will start to make sense.posted by: TarBender on 07.26.04 at 06:12 PM [permalink]
I was one of the standers in the back at Schuba's, though I had something to lean on, unlike most.
Yeah, when you made the expert comment (though I thought you called it "fake expertise"), I saw the other debater look incredibly offended for a couple of seconds, and there were a couple of gasps. I figured that it was 95% likely that you were being self-effacing, with only a slight chance of you being a total dink. Glad to hear I guessed right.posted by: jlw on 07.26.04 at 06:12 PM [permalink]
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