I'm sitting in the auditorium of Washington University's Business School, waiting for a debate between candidates for Dick Gephardht's congressional district, MO 3rd. There are only seven of us in the audience right now, but I am an hour early. I am what they call a civics dork.
Actually, I thought I might get some homework done while waiting for this thing to start. I still might.
The Washington Post has a copy of all the stipulated rules for the Presidential Debates. They regulate everything from temperature to camera angles. It's pretty interesting how absolutely stage managed these things are. The link's right here: