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First Presidential Debate of 2012

As some of you may know, there’s a small event coming up in November called the Presidential Election. If you fancy flaunting your political know-how, then Amy Davis ’13 has something that may interest you:

Looking for a good fight? Come join the Roosevelt Institute, WesDems,
and Democracy Matters to watch the First Presidential Debate live in
PAC 001 9-10:30pm on Wednesday evening. Bring your friends–or better,
your enemies!–to catch the action and have a recap discussion of our

Date: Wednesday, October 3
Time: 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Place: PAC 001
Cost: Free

WSA Presidential Debate: Liveblogging like a Mofo

Hello there, Wes-folks. This is your main man frostedmoose, bloggin’ the WSA Presidential Debates live from Usdan University Centre. Now, I don’t particularly care about any of this shit (I’m going to write-in my vote for Kanye West, in the hopes that if he indeed does win he will come all the way here to Middletown, CT to person the office himself like a mon-stah), nor do I care for any of you meat-bags we here at Wesleying call readers. But I don’t have much work for the week, and my workaholism necessitates me to busy myself with something. So here it is.

UPDATE: This is your other main man, A-Batte. Because there aren’t enough good things on this campus I’ve had a chance to ruin, I’ll also be liveblogging in this post. Collaborative editing is going to be…difficult. Huzzah!

This post will update itself periodically after the jump. Yuhhhhhhhhhhh.

WSA Presidential Debate

The WSA will hold its annual debate this Monday, April 18th at 6:30 pm outside of the Usdan Cafe.

Come watch Zachary Malter ’13, Melody Oliphant ’13, and Joe O’Donnell ’13 debate crucial issues such as financial aid, transportation, housing policy, the environment, and student life.

The elections open at midnight tonight, so come to the debate for an informative and entertaining time.

WSA Presidential Debate

It’s time for the WSA Presidential candidates to duke it out. Come hear what Micah Feiring ’11, Bradley Spahn ’11, and Lowell Wood ’12 have to say about the hot campus issues in this year’s WSA PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE. Expect things to get heated.

When: Monday, April 19, 7 PM
Where: The Usdan Courtyard

UPDATE 4/18, 11:46 PM: Due to lack of sunlight and potential chilly temperatures, this event will now be taking place inside Usdan.

Tina Fey Is Better At Sarah Palin Than Palin Is

Tina Fey has done it again. The former Saturday Night Live writer and performer had twice returned to the show to play the role of Governor Palin:

And now, following the vice presidential debates, Tina Fey has come back to reprise her role yet again. SNL’s Sarah Palin, along with Joe Biden, portrayed by Jason Sudeikis, poke fun at some memorable moments from Thursday’s debate in another piece of political humor gold.

Video is over 10 minutes long. Give yourself some time to spare if you’re gonna watch the whole thing.

Liberal Media Bias? Yes.
Funny? Double Yes.

Vice Presidential Debate Tonight

Joe Biden and Sarah Palin go head-to-head tonight for their first and only time.

Vice presidential debates have been held reguarly since 1984, but have been largely unsuccessful and historically insignificant. However, with an imminent historic election due in a month, all eyes will be on a fiery Biden-Palin showdown.

Both second-in-command hopefuls will have a point to prove tonight. Govenor Palin has been waning in popularity since her speech at the Republican National Convention. And after a less than impressive interview with Katie Couric last week, now may be her last chance to deliver. This debate will be key for her to prove skeptics wrong on her relative inexperience.

Senator Biden also has cynics to silence. Biden has long held a reputation for being a lively and combative speaker. But often times, this has made him appear aggressive and at times patronizing. Many fear that if he adopts a harsh tone against Palin that many are used to, Biden may alienate a key constituent of women voters.

With election interest at an all-time high, and an unprecedented spotlight on the vice presidential nominees, this debate is expected to set a tone for what’s to come for both parties in their final month of preparation.

Starts at 9 p.m. Eastern Time, on most major networks (NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, CNN, etc.)
i.e. No Office tonight.

[edit 3:06 pm] If you don’t have access to a TV, you can head over to the Usdan lobbyat 9 pm for a group viewing.