Uh oh! Looks like the Obama campaign has trouble brewing again: the conservative racist-baiting bullshit factory known as The Daily Caller is reporting that in 1991 then law-student Barack Obama attended the wedding of Martha Raddatz, the ABC News Reporter who will be moderating tomorrow’s Vice Presidential Debate! Indeed, not since Moderator Marvin Kalb accidentally married Geraldine Ferraro to her opponent George H.W. Bush in 1984 has a wedding scandal so thoroughly rocked a VP Debate.
Oh sure, ABC News and the Obama team deny that attending the wedding 21 years ago will have any effect on the debate (Obama was friends with the Groom who in 1997 split with Raddatz), but we all know that’s nonsense. I’m sure that while Raddatz will ask Ryan tough, gotcha-style questions about abortion and oil exploration, she’ll just ask Biden if he prefers chicken or fish and which of her cousins from Milwaukee he wants to bang. And I can only imagine what will happen when Raddatz tosses the bouquet (let’s see you try to spin that, Rachel Maddow!).
One might say however that this levels the playing field: surely if Jim Lehrer got completely steamrolled by Mitt Romney at the last debate because he is a Public TV Pussy, then Biden deserves to have softball questions lobbed at him and drunkenly dance to Three Dog Night’s “Jeremiah was a Bullfrog” or whatever people do at weddings.
Hooray for debates (oh god please let these things end)!