Was Bush Wired During Debate?
It's been suggested that Bush may have been wearing some kind of wireless earpiece during the debate, through which aides could coach him on answers and body language.
The evidence in favor of this possibility: Sixty seconds into his first 90 second answer during the debate, Bush could be heard to mutter “let me finish” before continuing his answer. He had plenty of time left, and neither Jim Lehrer nor Senator Kerry had made any move to interrupt.
The suspicious minds on the Web are wondering, who was Bush talking to? Their conclusion: Bush was equipped with an earpiece, and someone assigned to prompt him was interrupting a train of thought. You can check out the audio clip for yourself at indymedia's Web site, and reach your own conclusions. Other conspiracy theorists on the Web insist that at various times Bush made ear-rubbing gestures, consistent with wearing an ear-device.
The evidence against: Bush's performance in the debate overall was so abysmal. If someone was prompting him, surely he would have done a better job. If he was being coached, he should really fire the people doing the coaching. Think about it.