Skip to main content

View Diary: Donna Brazille hits it OUT OF THE PARK (222 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  The Socratic Method! (4.00)
    Did you notice?  Both Jon Stewart and Donna Brazille put their guys on the defensive by asking them questions.  I think this is something that all Kerry's surrogates should pick up on.  

    If they simply make counter-assertions to the RNC lie-of-the-week, they're likely to get stuck in the Begala/Carlson pattern: "That's not true!"  "Yes it is!"  "No it isn't!"

    Far better to do their research, know their facts, and then ask a question the answer to which is the rebuttal of the talking point; and either keep asking or provide the answer, as the needs of the moment dictate.

    Man, if all the Dems did this on all the talk shows, we'd have the Repubs running for cover.  They can't handle substantive questions any more than Bush can!

    No man is justified in doing evil on the grounds of expediency.--Teddy Roosevelt

    by Leslie in CA on Wed Aug 04, 2004 at 10:12:17 PM PDT

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site