2/7/08

New twist on presidential debate

Last week one night I was fighting a fever and the flu, so I turned on the TV and caught the tail end of the Republican presidential debate. It was pretty much over except the closing statements. So I flipped the channels and found a new show, “Moment of Truth,” where contestants have to answer very personal, potentially incriminating questions hooked up to a lie detector. And then a computerized voice gives the verdict, “That answer is . . . true.” Or false.

I felt bad for the young woman on the show. But she kept winning money.

And then I thought, “Why couldn’t they combine the two programs, the presidential debate and “Moment of Truth”? Hook the candidates up to lie detectors and ask them political questions. Too much spin about your opponent’s position and you get “That answer is . . . false.”

I dunno. I know it’ll never happen. It just sounded like a good idea at the time.