Confusion about YouTube

Dear Republican Candidates,

There seems to have been some confusion of terms this week, as evidenced by your recent decisions not to participate in a YouTube debate.

The “YouTube” referenced this week is not, repeat, not a colonoscopy scope. Yes, I know that the use of “YouTube” appeared right after President Bush’s colonoscopy on Saturday, and it’s only natural to confuse the two–especially since you only watch Fox.

Yes, I know that YouTube ‘sounds’ like something someone would stick up their butt.


We want to assure you that when we invited you to ‘debate on YouTube’, we were not planning on shoving your support for the Iraqi war up your collective asses. Though your doctors were all trained at Pat Robertson’s Liberty University, even they know the human anatomy is such that no amount of muscle relaxants and lubrication can make this feasible.


If you’re trying to encourage the Republicans to debate on YouTube, this isn’t the way I would do it.

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7 Responses to Confusion about YouTube

  1. I really wondered whether Republicans could stomach the kind of questions YouTubers would serve up. I’m not at all surprised that they want to pull out before they take it in the rear.

  2. Shelley says:

    The juxtaposition between the two events was too hard for me to resist.

    Seriously, I think part of this can be blamed on CNN. They played this for entertainment, and giggles. We all know that Republican presidential candidates don’t giggle. They can barely crack a smile.

  3. “The “YouTube” referenced this week is not, repeat, not a colonoscopy scope.”

    Of course not. It’s the inverse (i.e., YouTube is full of … :-))

  4. Virginia says:

    Shelley, you made me embarrass myself laughing out loud in a hotel lobby with this one. Is it safe you read you while on the road?

  5. Shelley says:

    Not while driving ‘-)

  6. Aruni says:

    Very funny post! I caught the last part of the the ‘debate’ while in NYC and I thought it was great to have the YouTube aspect. It forced the candidates to think on their toes although several sort of side swiped answering directly.

    I still can’t get over the fact that Edwards could even attempt a ‘joke’ about Hillary’s jacket. I thought it was a beautifully chosen outfit and she seemed to have more color/life than several of the other candidates.

    Edwards $400 haircut campaign YouTube commercial was a bit cheesy IMHO.

    I have to say, I didn’t think Hillary had a chance when her name was brought up as a candidate several years ago because she was so divisive, but she and her team have done some great work resulting in the public feeling more comfortable with her.

    I wonder if Hillary and Barack will still be the front runners as we approach convention time??

  7. jd says:

    Tut tut. Such language from a lady. Don’t you know that only left-wing college professors are allowed to tell the right to shove it up their ass?