Writes Bryan Morton: “Lew, Liz and I got a howl out of that part of the debate as well. Every candidate down the line approved of the national ID until Dr. No, said, ‘No.’ Their reaction was like watching a rubber band snap back. I’m surprised no one got whiplash! Personally, I would have also liked to have asked them to cite one example of something which is ‘tamper proof.’ I was proud of the good doctor. He was, to my recollection, the only candidate who didn’t brown nose Ronald RayGun, and he stuck to answering the questions he was asked, instead of,
“‘Senator Blather, Do you think the government should fund gay manatee habitats?’
“‘Well, Chris, as you know, 9/11…our freedom … terrorists … can’t be trusted … sharpened popsicle sticks …9/11 … Iraq … Iran … Al Ka Zowie … blah, blah, blah …’
“I have a couple of questions for the people who host these debates. Is there some reason, in this high tech age, that they can’t put a timer on the candidates’ microphones that automatically turns it off when their time has elapsed? Or how about a mute button on the moderator’s podium for when the candidates stray from the question at hand?”8:14 am on May 5, 2007 Email Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.