More Questions For The Candidates

From our thread yesterday, a couple more good questions the rabble-rousers here at Balloon Juice would like to see posed to the GOP candidates.:

1.) “Would you have sex with a man to stop a terrorist attack?”

2.) “If lowering taxes results in increased revenues then would lowering taxes to zero result in infinite revenues?”

3.) “If you had a time machine, would you travel back in time and abort Bin Laden?”

4.) “Would you torture and kill Jesus to ensure mankind’s salvation? And how does that work?”

Keep ’em coming, as we have a solid mission.

*** Update ***

5.) “If Russia entered Turkey from the rear would Greece help?”

6.) For Rudy specifically: “How many alimony checks does the sanctity of marriage cost?”






92 replies
  1. 1
    r€nato says:

    Gleefully stolen from Stephen Colbert:

    “What are the Ten Commandments?”

  2. 2
    Punchy says:

    Fred, first off, I’d like to congratulate you on raising one very fine-looking daughter, who’s in the audience tonite. Wait….hold on….my earpiece is telling me something…

  3. 3
    EL says:

    I’d love to see all the candidates forced to answer whether or not they support the current level of access to contraception. I keep trying to think of ways to take any wiggle room out of the question, and I expect the fine posters here can help me refine it.

    The goal: force the candidate to say he won’t in any way discourage or restrict contraception, and watch the extreme wing-nuts desert him, or force the candidate to say he supports restrictions and watch the American public realize the candidate is nuts.

  4. 4
    Face says:

    “Rudi, if your plane leaves NYC and travels WSW at 400 mph, and Romney’s bus leaves Madison and travels SW at 65 mpg, who gets to pander and flip-flop in Iowa first?”

  5. 5
    Pb says:

    Gleefully stolen from Stephen Colbert:

    George W. Bush: great President, or greatest President?

    What is the official beer of heaven?

    After the Rapture, won’t the liberals take over, win all the elections, and muck the place up for 1,000 years? What’s your plan for helping to clean up afterwards?

  6. 6
    Paul L. says:

    2.) “If lowering taxes results in increased revenues then would lowering taxes to zero result in infinite revenues?”

    If raising taxes gives the government more money for social programs to improve the lives of the poor, why not increase the tax rate to 100%.

  7. 7
    Lee says:

    I have one specifically for Ron Paul (I posted this in an open thread).

    Would you have sent the military to aid the victims of the 2004 tsunami?

    That has been the one shiney example of the Bush Administration during these last 7 years.

  8. 8
    Lee says:

    If raising taxes gives the government more money for social programs to improve the lives of the poor…

    False assumption of the increased revenue going to the poor.

  9. 9
    zzyzx says:

    “If lowering taxes results in increased revenues then would lowering taxes to zero result in infinite revenues?”

    This is something I’ve been ranting about for ages. There’s a case for the Laffer curve, but it doesn’t follow that we’re always on the downslope of the curve. Going from 90% to 40% can make a difference in motivation, but do people really get excited about going to 33% from 36%?

  10. 10
    Zifnab says:

    If raising taxes the national debt gives the government more money for social programs to improve the lives of the poor for victory against the terrorists, why not increase the tax rate debt to 100% $100 trillion?

    Fixed, for truthiness

  11. 11
    jrg says:

    Do you support equal funding to Biologists for the study of modern Hopi, Norse, and Aztec creation science?

  12. 12
    Punchy says:

    “Rudi, if your plane leaves NYC and travels WSW at 400 mph, and Romney’s bus leaves Madison and travels SW at 65 mpg, who gets to pander and flip-flop in Iowa first?”

    Rudi’s answer:
    “Let’s see. 9 divided by 11 gives us 9/11, which when added to the 19 terrorists gives us more 9s and 1s, plus Hillary is a complete zero, which can all be rearranged to 9-11-01. So my answer is 4. Wait, my wife’s calling. Maybe she knows…”

  13. 13
    Bombadil says:

    Rudi’s answer:
    “Let’s see. 9 divided by 11 gives us 9/11, which when added to the 19 terrorists gives us more 9s and 1s, plus Hillary is a complete zero, which can all be rearranged to 9-11-01. So my answer is 4. Wait, my wife’s calling. Maybe she knows…”

    Early leader for PotD

  14. 14

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    […] Questions for the Candidates By Doug Balloon-Juice is developing questions for the candidates. Among them: 1.) “Would you have sex with a man to stop a terrorist attack?” […]

  16. 16
    jcricket says:

    Age of the earth? 6000 years? Or 5796?

  17. 17
    Dreggas says:

    If Russia entered Turkey from the rear would Greece help?

    Missionary or Doggy?

    This one is for Mr. Giuliani:

    Mr. Giuliani, in response to hearing that Mitt Romney has a campaign advisor who would stab a person in the leg to get information on a terrorist attack your campaign state that you would, and I quote “Skull fuck a kitten to prevent a terrorist attack”. I have two questions on this:

    One: just how many kittens would you skull fuck?

    Two: Right eye or left eye?

  18. 18
    jrg says:

    Is the accusation of terrorism enough to deny an American their rights under the constitution? If so, are baby killers terrorists?

  19. 19
    jcricket says:

    False assumption of the increased revenue going to the poor.

    Also a ridiculous attempt at satire, owing to the fact that Democrats did not propose, nor do not believe in anything as simplistic as the Laffer curve as a force for tax policy.

  20. 20
    Pb says:

    Age of the earth? 6000 years? Or 5796?

    Couldn’t we just drill down to the center and count the rings?

  21. 21
    jrg says:

    A friend of mine from Texas joined the military to serve his country. Where can I find Texas on a map of Iraq?

    (Thanks a lot, John – I’m not going to get any work done today thanks to you :)

  22. 22

    If raising taxes gives the government more money for social programs to improve the lives of the poor, why not increase the tax rate to 100%.

    You ain’t very bright, are you?

  23. 23
    chopper says:

    yeah, paul l missed the point by a mile or so.

  24. 24
    jcricket says:

    Couldn’t we just drill down to the center and count the rings?

    Impossible, because A) earth is Flat and B) We’d hit the giant turtle on which the earth is resting with its impenetrable shell.

  25. 25
    Wilfred says:

    Many of you say that the unborn of this country should have the full protection of American law. What about foreign unborn? Can we send the Mexican unborn to Guantanamo, where they will understand the language?

  26. 26
    chopper says:

    hm, this one was sent to us by ‘M.M.’, whoever that is:

    “when hiding in the bushes in front of someone’s house, what kind of jacket do you wear to give you good protection from thorns and spiders?”

  27. 27
    r€nato says:

    This one is for Mr. Giuliani:

    Trick question! Giuliani’s answer to every question is, ‘9/11’!

  28. 28
    jcricket says:

    yeah, paul l missed the point by a mile or so.

    Did you ever see that conservative “answer” to the Daily Show? Or read anything by Chris Muir (Day by Day) or Mallard Fillmore?

    Republicans and satire aren’t the best of buds.

    Although unintentional humor they do well at.

  29. 29
    Wilfred says:

    Many have wondered how the Egyptians managed to build their pyramids without power tools or the benefits of home schooling. Scientists say that the great Pyramid is about as old as the Earth. Do you think the Egyptians could have used trained dinosaurs to lift the big blocks into place?

  30. 30
    jrg says:

    Would it be “playing God” to revoke a brain-dead woman’s health insurance?

  31. 31

    This is something I’ve been ranting about for ages. There’s a case for the Laffer curve, but it doesn’t follow that we’re always on the downslope of the curve. Going from 90% to 40% can make a difference in motivation, but do people really get excited about going to 33% from 36%?

    Actually the fundamental problem with the Laffer curve is the belief that a 90% tax rate will encourage people to work and earn less. That’s not true.

    They’ll just try to avoid paying the tax by accepting pay in cash, or laundered through an offshore bank account.

  32. 32
    jrg says:

    It’s been said before that “freedom isn’t free”. How much do you think it will cost to spread democracy to the rest of the world?

  33. 33
    Wilfred says:

    Mayor Giuliani, unlike the rest of the candidates you have actually commanded troops in the war against terrorism; I refer to your brilliant campaign against panhandlers and squeegee men, the so-called “Spritzkrieg”. You won. Is The War Against Terror different?

  34. 34
    zzyzx says:

    TOS – in terms of tax revenue though it can have a similar effect. That’s why I’m willing to accept that there’s some validity to the idea. However once the rates get down to the 30s and people are talking about minor tweaks, it’s hard to imagine it making that much of a difference.

    Then again, the last time I got in an argument with a Laffer fan, he conveniently ignored the effects of inflation so…

  35. 35
    Dreggas says:

    How would you interrogate a Mime?

  36. 36
    zzyzx says:

    Actually, you can always count on National Review to ask the real questions. This article poses the question, “Why, then, does everyone fret about the burden of the uninsured, but not that of the overinsured?” Those damn irresponsible insured people going to doctors for kicks, when they should just suck up their minor aches and pains and wait for a disaster to strike them. Let’s make it harder for them to get health care!

    I only wish I were making this up…

  37. 37
    wasabi gasp says:

    How many alimony checks does the sanctity of marriage cost?

  38. 38
    jcricket says:

    Actually the fundamental problem with the Laffer curve is the belief that a 90% tax rate will encourage people to work and earn less. That’s not true.

    It also has to be that everyone is taxed at that 90% rate. As someone pointed out at Kevin Drum’s blog, someone not earning enough to be taxed at that rate will step in and do the job to earn the income if the rich person bows out.

    The example they gave was “suppose Reagan has already earned enough as an actor to be in the 90% bracket. He might just not to that next film, figuring $10k out of a $100k paycheck isn’t worth it. But someone who is only in the 40% tax bracket will just step in and take on the role”.

    Again, even assuming the Laffer curve is nominally true, there are far too many nuances to taxation to make it a useful tool. Not to mention Laffer himself never articulated the numbers on the graph (and no one has convincingly since). It’s been reduced to the a more general statement, which Laffer himself did not support, that reducing taxes automatically, invariably increases revenue through increased economic activity. That’s just wishful thinking and easily disproven.

  39. 39
    srv says:

    If Terry Schiavo knew where the ticking time bomb was, what would you do to get it out of her?

  40. 40
    Zifnab says:

    If you were on a sinking ship with Howard Dean, Hillary Clinton, and Edward Kennedy, and there were only three life vests between the four of you, how would you make sure the all three of of them drowned?

    Follow-up: When you returned to shore, how would you see about the elimination of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid?

  41. 41
    jcricket says:

    “Why, then, does everyone fret about the burden of the uninsured, but not that of the overinsured?

    It’s hilarious, until you realize that the entire Republican frame of the healthcare debate now is that people have too much health insurance and that the cost isn’t passed directly onto consumers, like it is when you buy gas, or a Nintendo.

    All the “solutions” (used loosely) proposed by Republican candidates are to increase deductibles, require people to pay for things up front and reduce required coverage levels.

    Sure, there would be some people that over-use completely comprehensive care that’s provided at a nominal out-of-pocket charge. But there’s no evidence of that being anywhere near the kind of problem that people face when they go without healthcare, or choose to avoid preventative checkups because they can’t afford out of pocket costs. The only instance I can think of is that Japanese people overuse prescription medication because it’s cheaper to over-prescribe than it is to see a doctor again. That’s not a hard fix.

    Again, much like the Laffer curve, Republicans posit an extreme situation that might be possible “healthcare can be so free and accessible that people will over use it” and then wrongly assume we’re already at that point.

  42. 42
    Punchy says:

    To Fred:

    Did your wife drink Purple Passion or Boone’s Farm at her 5-year high-school reunion last month?

  43. 43
    guyermo says:

    Would you be willing to be waterboarded on live television to demonstrate to the effeminate liberal elite that this is not torture?

  44. 44
    tBone says:

    A runaway trolley car is hurtling down a track. In its path is a frozen embryo, which will definitely be destroyed unless you, a bystander, flip a switch which will divert it on to another track, where it run over five illegal immigrants. Should you flip the switch immediately, or wait and see if you get a chance to push Michael Moore onto the tracks first?

  45. 45
    empty says:

    jcricket Says:

    Couldn’t we just drill down to the center and count the rings?

    Impossible, because A) earth is Flat and B) We’d hit the giant turtle on which the earth is resting with its impenetrable shell.

    That is so wrong! You would first hit the elephants on the back of the turtle.

  46. 46
    wasabi gasp says:

    The GOP has been accused of not caring about African American voters when many republican candidates chose to not participate in the Tavis Smiley debate. Being one of the absentees, Senator McCain, how does your black baby feel about this?

  47. 47
    laneman says:

    Pratchett rocks

  48. 48
    RSA says:

    I’ve probably asked these before, but for what it’s worth:

    Are there any conceivable circumstances under which you’d advocate raising taxes? What would those circumstances be?

    If you believe abortion should be illegal, how much jail time should women receiving an illegal abortion receive? Should prosecution be retroactive?

  49. 49
    Walker says:

    That is so wrong! You would first hit the elephants on the back of the turtle.

    I thought it was turtles all the way down.

  50. 50
    Dreggas says:

    Will you as president institute a special huntin’ season for terr’ists and them illegal aliens?

  51. 51
    Jake says:

    Impossible, because A) earth is Flat and B) We’d hit the giant turtle ^one of the elephants on which the earth is resting.

    Heathen.

  52. 52
    jcricket says:

    Will you as president institute a special huntin’ season for terr’ists and them illegal aliens?

    terr’ist season
    illegal alien season

    TERR’IST SEASON
    ILLEGAL ALIEN SEASON

    ILLEGAL ALIEN SEASON
    TERR’IST SEASON

    BANG.

  53. 53
    jcricket says:

    Heathen.

    Perfect time to bring out the old Emo Phillips routine:

    I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said “Stop! don’t do it!”
    “Why shouldn’t I?” he said.
    I said, “Well, there’s so much to live for!”
    He said, “Like what?”
    I said, “Well…are you religious or atheist?”
    He said, “Religious.”
    I said, “Me too! Are you christian or buddhist?”
    He said, “Christian.”
    I said, “Me too! Are you catholic or protestant?”
    He said, “Protestant.”
    I said, “Me too! Are you episcopalian or baptist?”
    He said, “Baptist!”
    I said,”Wow! Me too! Are you baptist church of god or baptist church of the lord?”
    He said, “Baptist church of god!”
    I said, “Me too! Are you original baptist church of god, or are you reformed baptist church of god?”
    He said,”Reformed Baptist church of god!”
    I said, “Me too! Are you reformed baptist church of god, reformation of 1879, or reformed baptist church of god, reformation of 1915?”
    He said, “Reformed baptist church of god, reformation of 1915!”

    I said, “Die, heretic scum”, and pushed him off.

  54. 54
    dr z says:

    Will you act to remove G.W. Bush and R. Cheney from office if that’s the only way to stop the terrorists from winning?

  55. 55
    Mostest says:

    For Mitt,

    IF it would prevent another terrorist attack, would you tell your sons they have to fight in Iraq or be disinherited/disowned?

    Love, Mostest

  56. 56
    jcricket says:

    Back on topic… I have a multi-part question for the candidates.

    Do your balls hang low? Do they wobble to and fro’? Can you tie ’em in a knot, can you tie ’em in a bow? Can you throw ’em o’er your shoulder like a continental soldier?

    And one follow-up:

    Do your balls hang low?

  57. 57
    Dreggas says:

    jcricket,

    AMEN that was classic!

  58. 58
    SDM says:

    Since you’ve taken a strong stand against socialized health care, would you also like to take this opportunity to oppose socialized interstate highways?

  59. 59
    Respondon says:

    What lessons can we draw from the successful War on Drugs for a concerted government campaign against masturbation?

  60. 60
    Agog says:

    Can a known adulterer effectively promote abstinence education?

  61. 61

    If a law, such as those proposed by Democrats, that mandates that all people have health insurance is properly labeled “socialized medicine,” does that mean that existing laws that mandate that all home owners have home owner’s insurance and all drivers have car insurance is also “socialism”? Would you get rid of such laws?

    If government-funded health care is “socialized medicine,” does that mean we have a “socialized” educational system in this country? Would you do away with public schools?

  62. 62
    Jaron Rush says:

    Mr. Mayor, Mr. Mayor, Mr. Mayor! It’s time you answered the question that’s on the tip of every Health Care Professionals tongue: Paxil or Lithium, which did you stop taking?

  63. 63
    jambaliar says:

    If a 12-year old Jesus was covered by SCHIP, which of your favorite right-wing bloggers do you think could carry out the most destructive smear campaign against Joseph and Mary?

  64. 64

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  65. 65
    Sasha says:

    1.) “Would you have sex with a man to stop a terrorist attack?”

    No, no. That’s not the right question. It should be “Would you allow yourself to be sodomized by a man to stop a terrorist attack?” Make is clear that they can’t be the top in this encounter, only the bottom.

  66. 66
    Bruce Reynolds says:

    Another question:

    If you have to be God fearing to be a Republican, does that mean you worship a sadist?

  67. 67

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  68. 68
    jake says:

    A question for all of the candidates:

    Would you let someone torture you to stop the threat of a terrorist attack?

  69. 69

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  71. 71
    jcricket says:

    Would you let someone torture you to stop the threat of a terrorist attack?

    Wouldn’t work – they all got convinced by Rush that torture is merely like hazing. Or, even if they do get waterboarded (like that reporter), they know the torture is going to stop, so it’s bearable.

  72. 72

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  73. 73
    BIRDZILLA says:

    Would you have traveled back in time and alllowed hitler to keep all of europe and had him negotaiat a deal with churchill to allow a invasion of england.would to travel back in time to encourage the pilgrims to have a vagan thanksgiving

  74. 74

    Oh, but of course, the obvious. To Guiliani: How would skull fucking a kitten stop terrorist attacks anyhow?

  75. 75
    Robt says:

    For all candidates,

    Do you agree with less regulations on guns and gun ownership and with concealed weapons for protection. That they reduce crime?

    If yes,
    Then is it so different and terrible for world countries that do not possess nuclear weapons to attain nukes for their own protection from other countries that do have nukes ?

  76. 76
    Robt says:

    Conservative Republicans have voted against the Employee Free Choice act. It has been history that many republicans are less friendly to labor as they are to corporate.

    Is it wise to handcuff unions while at the same time you belong to the “GOP Union” and write protection laws for yourselves that other unions do enjoy ?

  77. 77
    Robt says:

    To the candidates that hold political office;

    Which of you will show leadership by refusing the health care that tax payers provide you?

    How guilty do you feel by accepting said tax payer funded, socialized, Hillary health care for you and your family knowing many tax payers cannot afford their own health care?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Which of you candidates if President, would strip tax payer funded socialized health care to all Government Congressmen, Senators, White House Adm officials, Supreme Court Justices and all their families ?

  78. 78
    Robt says:

    To all GOP Candidates, Especially to Romney ?

    Who is your biggest fan in regards to donating to your campaign ?

  79. 79
    Peter Paul says:

    After the Rapture, won’t the liberals take over, win all the elections, and muck the place up for 1,000 years? What’s your plan for helping to clean up afterwards?

    Follow up Rapture questions. Experts claim that during the Rapture the righteous will be wisked bodily to Heaven, naked. Are you concerned that malicious liberals will video the nude, flabby bodies of the righteous, as they soar Heavenward, sans clothing, including close up shots of their comical facial expressions and shriveled (and equally comical) private parts, and sell the videos on the Internets? And what if any laws would you enact to forbid the online hawking of such videos? And even if it were possible to make liberals promise not to video the Rapture, how would you prevent the pointing and laughing that would inevitably take place when the nude heavenward traveling bodies of the righteous accidently collided and rubbed together in regretable ways that would be of course totally innocent but nonetheless sexually suggestive to dirty minded liberals?

  80. 80
    Robt says:

    (“Face “)

    “Rudi, if your plane leaves NYC and travels WSW at 400 mph, and Romney’s bus leaves Madison and travels SW at 65 mpg, who gets to pander and flip-flop in Iowa first?”

    Did Rudi pre check at the airport?

    Did he have gator aide or tooth paste at check in?

    How many dogs does Romney have on the roof of his auto?

    How many stops does Mitt make to hose down his loving pet?

  81. 81
    Robt says:

    Hey, it was one strong expresso-OK,

    Question for all GOP candidates;

    Do you agree that Gay and Lez marriage is a “Slippery slope” ?

    Do you know this for a fact by:

    a) Personal experience.
    b) Sen Larry Craig told you in a public restroom.
    C) You need to speak to your lawyer first.
    D) Only when using to much lubricant.

  82. 82
    Rich says:

    Heh! I like #3. Stephen Fry (Who played Jeeves in the series Wooster & Jeeves) wrote a novel about “What would happen if someone went back in time and aborted Hitler?” Fry’s answer was that history would have happened in more or less the same way and has a smarter and more devious character take Hitler’s place. The point being that history is more complex than the history of discrete individuals.
    So, if we went back in time and aborted bin Laden, we might end up with more or less the same history.
    Of course, as far as Republicans are concerned, the question sets up an immovable object vs an irresistible force. “Do I prevent 9-11 or do I preserve ‘life’ at all costs?”

  83. 83
    Robt says:

    If Dobson and Robertson pray for peace in the Mid East and peace engulfs the Middle East next week.

    Who gets the credit. God, Republicans, Dobson’s God, Dobson, Roberson, Robertson’s God & Robertson?

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  85. 85
    Ash says:

    The current administration has repeatedly warned us that terrorists are funding themselves through the illicit drug trade. Why aren’t patriotic entrepreneurial Americans building enough grow ops and meth labs to ensure we have a secure domestic supply?

  86. 86
    Robt says:

    With the tide of corporations becoming multi national corps. and some open up status in the Caymen Islands to avoid taxes.

    Should the U.S. tax payer continue to have his tax dollars spent in defending these multi national corps business interests via the U.S. Government?

    Should our U.S. foreign relations etc drop any discussion issues that directly relates to corporations business rights or business protections (such as logos). Does this Government protection of business foriegn interests hamper the “free market” ?

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    myiq2xu says:

    Many have wondered how the Egyptians managed to build their pyramids without power tools or the benefits of home schooling.

    The pyramids were built by a civilization with diminishing goals.

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    nchriste says:

    1.) “Would you have sex with a man to stop a terrorist attack?”

    2.) “If lowering taxes results in increased revenues then would lowering taxes to zero result in infinite revenues?”

    3.) “If you had a time machine, would you travel back in time and abort Bin Laden?”

    4.) “Would you torture and kill Jesus to ensure mankind’s salvation? And how does that work?”

    There is a CNN Youtube Debate. You should post these questions on Youtube for the debate.

  90. 90

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  4. […] All from Balloon Juice. Posted by Smithers at 4:01 pm under Politics | Permalink […]

  5. […] John Cole offers a list of questions for GOP candidates. My sense of humor may be terribly twisted, but I thought this post was quite funny … and enlightening, as satire often is. […]

  6. […] For those not part of the base (in Arabic, al-Qaeda) all this might make you a bit uncomfortable, but that’s not the point at the moment.  Your comfort doesn’t matter at the moment – you probably vote in the “other” primary.  But even some in the base, or who used to be in the base, are getting spooked.  See John Cole, former Bush supporter, former war-supporter and life-long Republican.  He has some questions for the Republican candidates – […]

  7. […] These were concocted by John Cole of Balloon Juice (via Andrew Sullivan): 1.) “Would you have sex with a man to stop a terrorist attack?” […]

  8. […] From Balloon Juice: 1.) “Would you have sex with a man to stop a terrorist attack?” 2.) “If lowering taxes results in increased revenues then would lowering taxes to zero result in infinite revenues?” 3.) “If you had a time machine, would you travel back in time and abort Bin Laden?” 4.) “Would you torture and kill Jesus to ensure mankind’s salvation? And how does that work?” 6.) For Rudy specifically: “How many alimony checks does the sanctity of marriage cost?” […]

  9. […] in Humor, Politics. Tags: 2008 election, election, Humor, Republican presidential candidates trackback A hilarious set of questions for the Republican presidentialcandidates. […]

  10. […] Questions for the Candidates By Doug Balloon-Juice is developing questions for the candidates. Among them: 1.) “Would you have sex with a man to stop a terrorist attack?” […]

  11. […] Questions for the Candidates By Doug Balloon-Juice is developing questions for the candidates. Among them: 1.) “Would you have sex with a man to stop a terrorist attack?” […]

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