Sun, Oct 3, 2004 at 4:43:49 pm
Courtesy of LGF operative TenRing, here is a higher resolution video of the beginning of the Presidential debate, with a much better view of the object John Kerry brought to the lectern, as he takes it out of his jacket and apparently unfolds it before setting it down.
UPDATE at 10/3/04 4:58:37 pm:
If you’re on a Windows machine and do not have Quicktime installed, you can get it here: Apple - QuickTime - Download. You should. It’s nice.
UPDATE at 10/3/04 6:06:43 pm:
By the way, if this turns out to be something innocuous and perfectly legitimate according to the Memorandum of Understanding, I’ll be one of the first to acknowledge it. (Unless I’m asleep.)
UPDATE at 10/4/04 6:55:16 am:
The New York Post says it was a pen.
But the mystery was solved when The Post reviewed a Fox News Channel feed from Thursday’s debate: Kerry pulled out . . . a black pen.
Kerry campaign spokesman David Wade remained angry at the bloggers’ guilt-by-insinuation.
“The right-wing attack machine will say anything to steal a debate do-over,” he said.
“We plead guilty to having a pen.”