Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Did Ross Perot's crazy cousin escape from the attic?

Okay, he's more sane than Perot, but I'm sure Ross thinks he's crazy. He's diminutive, has big ears and likes pie charts-- even on the radio.

Kucinich Shows Pie Chart on Radio Debate

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Federal spending was the topic and Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich came prepared with a pie chart to argue his point about a bloated Pentagon budget.

But although many listened to Tuesday's presidential debate, few could see the Ohio congressman's prop. The debate was broadcast only on National Public Radio.

As Kucinich challenged Democratic front-runner Howard Dean for refusing to acknowledge that the Pentagon budget needs to be cut, debate moderator Neal Conan of NPR interrupted.

"Congressman Kucinich is holding up a pie chart, which is not truly effective on radio," Conan told his listeners.

Kucinich was not deterred.

"Well, it's effective if Howard can see it," he replied.

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