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Ifill still on for debate despite breaking ankle

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by KenH, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

    May 18, 2002
    She's a gamer. :thumbs:

    Ifill still on for debate despite breaking ankle

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gwen Ifill has a broken ankle, but she'll still serve as the upcoming vice presidential debate's moderator.

    The veteran PBS newswoman tripped in her Washington area home while walking downstairs Monday, carrying material she was using to prep for the debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin.

    Despite the pain, doctors have given her the OK to travel to St. Louis, where the vice presidential debate is scheduled for Thursday.

    "Another crazy twist in a crazy week," Ifill said, confirming her injury in an e-mail.

    Ifill is moderator of PBS' "Washington Week" and senior correspondent on "The NewsHour."
  2. ajg1959

    ajg1959 New Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Is that Gwen Ifill? or Gwen Ifell?

    :laugh: :laugh:
  3. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis <img src =/curtis.gif>

    Oct 25, 2001
    Good for her !!!!! She reminds me of a hockey player.
  4. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2004
    She reminds me of a partisan hack. It would have been hard to find another moderator that is more in the tank for Obama.

    Ifill is ho-hum and disdainful about Palin.


    And positively gushing over Michelle Obama.


    PBS's Ifill Fawns Over Michelle Obama on MSNBC

    By Lyndsi Thomas (Bio | Archive)
    August 25, 2008 - 17:08 ET

    Live from Denver, Colorado, on Monday, Brian Williams hosted the 1 p.m. hour of MSNBC's "News Live" and featured guests Gwen Ifill of PBS and Michele Norris of NPR to talk about Michelle Obama’s upcoming primetime speech at the Democratic National Convention. The segment turned out to be a love-fest of Michelle Obama and her humble roots.

    Williams started off the segment by asking the typical question of "what does Michelle Obama have to do tonight in this hall?" Ifill immediately went into gushing mode, first about Senator Ted Kennedy and then about Obama:

    Michelle Obama has to find a way to be more amazing and more emotional than Ted Kennedy. If it looks like Ted Kennedy actually walks across that stage tonight and appears in some fashion in person and speaks, it’s gonna be an emotional highpoint. Michelle Obama, however, also has to deal with preconceptions about who she is. A lot of people have never seen anything that looks like a Michelle Obama before. She’s educated, she’s beautiful, she’s tall, she tells you what she thinks and they hope that she can tell a story about Barack Obama and about herself.
    #4 carpro, Sep 30, 2008
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