Thursday, January 8, 2009

Media Malpractice

Answer the questions without looking up the answers, just answer them off the top of your head.

1) Which party controlled Congress prior to the election?
2) Which of the 4 candidates (president and vice president) was forced to quit a previous campaign due to plagiarism?
3) Which of the 4 candidates won his or her first election by getting his or her three opponents kicked off the ballot?
4) Which of the 2 presidential candidates said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket?
5) Which of the 4 candidates began his or her political career in the home of two former members of the Weather Underground?Optional Question: What is the Weather Underground
6) Which one of the 4 candidate's political party spent $150,000 on his or her wardrobe?
7) Which of the 4 candidates had a pregnant teenage daughter?
8) Which of the 4 candidates claimed to have campaigned in 57 states?
9) Which of the 4 candidates could not say how many houses he or she owned?
10) Which candidate said he or she could see Russia from his or her house?
11) Who is Nancy Pelosi?
12) Who is Barney Frank?
13) Who is Harry Reid?
14) Who is Bill Ayers?
15) Where do you get most of your news?
16) Which candidate did you vote for/support?

1) Democrats
2) Joe Biden - he plagiarized almost word-for-word a speech given by British Labour politician Neil Kinnock during his 1988 presidential campaign
3) Barack Obama
4) Barack Obama
5) Barack Obama
Optional: A domestic terrorist organization which performed several bombings on American soil during the 1960's
6) Sarah Palin
7) Sarah Palin
8) Barack Obama

9) John McCain
10) none, Sarah Palin said that Russia is Alaska's next door neighbor and from some parts of Alaska it is possible to see Russia, Tina Fey said "I can see Russia from my house".

11) The Speaker of the House
Optional: What political party does she belong to?
Answer: Democrat
12) A congressman from Massachusetts
Optional: What political party does he belong to?
Answer: Democrat
13) The Senate Majority leader
Optional: What political party does he belong to?
Answer: Democrat
14) The head of the Weather Underground terrorist organization and one of the members of that organization whose home Obama began his political career in (see question 4), the other member was Ayers's wife Bernardine Dohrn

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