Reality TV Politics

Steven Donegal has achieved what I’m pretty sure is an OTB first: An InstaLink to a comment, for this entry in yesterday’s Obama as Jackie Robinson discussion.

There’s only one way to resolve this 3 am thing: reality TV. Set up a TV program where each candidate is called unexpectedly at 3am and tell them of some impending crisis in their campaign and see how they react. That would be much more revealing than any debate.

Says Glenn, “Why not? It seems like everything is turning into reality TV anyway.”

Indeed.  Why, even Pajamas Media is getting into the act.

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Comments

  1. Alex Knapp says:

    I just found out yesterday that John McCain has been prescribed Ambien. Has somebody asked him if he’ll go off that prescription if elected? How can you wake up at 3am if you’re taking prescription strength sleeping pills?

  2. James Joyner says:

    I dunno. Maybe he’s got some super-duper pep pills?

  3. Steven Donegal says:

    My 15 seconds of fame and it comes from InstaPundit. Makes sense–after all the reasoned comments I’ve posted through the years, the pure snark one gets picked up.

  4. Alex Knapp says:

    I dunno. Maybe he’s got some super-duper pep pills?

    I wonder if he can use the ones they give to fighter pilots to keep them alert.

  5. Patrick T McGuire says:

    Says Glenn, “Why not? It seems like everything is turning into reality TV anyway.”

    I prefer to keep politics as a scripted farce, it’s easier to sleep at night.