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Lipstick on a Pig

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Lipstick on a Pig A 2008 Campaign Quiz. by Paul SlanskyPaul Slansky
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1. What question was John McCain asked that prompted eight seconds of silence before he said he'd get back to the reporter later?

(a) Why he couldn't campaign and worry about the financial crisis at the same time.

(b) Whether it was fair to allow Viagra to be covered by health insurance, but not birth-control pills, as he had voted.

(c) Why he said, "Now is not the time to affix the blame" for the failure of the first bailout bill, right after blaming Obama for it.

(d) Why he lied to David Letterman.

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2. Which of Joe Biden's gaffes did Chris Wallace present as the equivalent of Sarah Palin's "Putin rears his head" interview with Katie Couric?

(a) His suggestion that Hillary Clinton "might have been a better pick" as Barack Obama's running mate.

(b) His calling an Obama ad about McCain's computer illiteracy "terrible."

(c) His reference to Obama as "Barack America."

(d) His remark "When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on television... he said, 'Look, here's what happened.'"

(e) His telling a wheelchair-bound man, "Stand up--let 'em see you."

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3. How many times did Obama tell a Presidential-debate audience that McCain was "absolutely right"?

(a) Forty-seven.

(b) Ten.

(c) Six.

(d) Fifty-seven.

(e) Two.

(f) At least eleven.

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4. How many times was McCain caught on camera during the first debate appearing to mutter "Horseshit" under his breath?

(a) Forty-seven.

(b) Ten.

(c) Six.

(d) Fifty-seven.

(e) Two.

(f) At least eleven.

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5. How many states did Obama claim to have visited?

(a) Forty-seven.

(b) Ten.

(c) Six.

(d) Fifty-seven.

(e) Two.

(f) At least eleven.

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6. What was Obama's seven-frame bowling score?

(a) Forty-seven.

(b) Ten.

(c) Six.

(d) Fifty-seven.

(e) Two.

(f) At least eleven.

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7. How many times did Palin say "Charlie" during her first interview with Charlie Gibson?

(a) Forty-seven.

(b) Ten.

(c) Six.

(d) Fifty-seven.

(e) Two.

(f) At least eleven.

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8. How many hours before the first debate began did ads crowing about McCain's victory appear on the Wall Street Journal's Web site?

(a) Forty-seven.

(b) Ten.

(c) Six.

(d) Fifty-seven.

(e) Two.

(f) At least eleven.

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9. Complete John McCain's boast about Sarah Palin: "She knows more about ________ than probably anyone else in the United States of America."

(a) Russia

(b) energy

(c) the Bush doctrine

(d) aerial hunting

(e) hiding a pregnancy

(f) lipstick

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10. Who called the Obamas "uppity"?

(a) Rudy Giuliani.

(b) General Wesley Clark.

(c) Representative Lynn Westmoreland (R.-Ga.).

(d) Joy Behar.

(e) Condoleezza Rice.

(f) John Edwards.

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11. Who said, "Being ninety-nine per cent honest is no longer enough"?

(a) Rudy Giuliani.

(b) General Wesley Clark.

(c) Representative Lynn Westmoreland (R.-Ga.).

(d) Joy Behar.

(e) Condoleezza Rice.

(f) John Edwards.

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