Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Granholm, DeVos to debate at WOOD TV8

Let's get ready to rumble...

GRAND RAPIDS - WOOD TV8 will host one of three televised gubernatorial debates between Jennifer Granholm and Dick DeVos.

The two camps have agreed to debate in Grand Rapids and in two other Michigan cities within the next few weeks. They've also agreed on a joint appearance between the second and third debates.

WOOD TV8 will host the second debate at 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, and be available to all NBC stations in Michigan, plus WOTV4. WOOD TV8 anchor Suzanne Geha will moderate the debate, which will include panelists from WOOD TV8, Detroit's NBC affiliate WDIV, and the Detroit Free Press.

Must be Suzanne will moderate so Rick can toss out some softballs.

Albin: "Mr. DeVos, what is 2 + 2?"

DeVos: "Well, Rick, the Governor has had three years to tell us what 2 + 2 is, and we still have no answer on the table. Well, that's just wrong. She is being deceptive. Only a businessman can tell what 2 + 2 is, and in my experience we can get 2 + 2 by cutting taxes on people such as myself, so those people are free to give us the answer."

Albin: "Governor?"

Granholm: "It's 4, Rick."

The first debate is set for Monday, October 2. The 8 p.m. debate, moderated by Tim Skubick, will be held at WKAR in East Lansing and be available to all Michigan Public TV stations and all Fox stations.

That is the one I want to see the most.

On Thursday, October 12, Granholm and DeVos will make a joint appearance and deliver remarks at a luncheon sponsored by Detroit's Economic Club and the Michigan Chronicle.

The third and final debate will be Monday, October 16 from the studios of WXYZ in Detroit. Chuck Stokes will be the debate moderator, which will be available to all CBS and ABC affiliates in the state.

No clue who Stokes is.

It will be interesting to see what happens when Dick can't spew his standard "because Michigan sucks" line of reasoning. He might actually have to mention some... I don't know... plans, or something.

Tear him up, Jennifer. Do it for the state. Tired of the SOB bad-mouthing us all the time.