I've got a piece on The New Republic's website this morning, satirizing the fact-checking that goes on for the Republican presidential debates. Will it be too long before they're not just fact-checking the debate answers, but the backstage candidate banter beforehand? A quick excerpt:
Rick Perry: “Good evening, Mitt.”
FACT: Merriam-Webster defines “evening” as the period between sunset and bedtime. The sun had not fully set when Governor Perry made this statement.
Mitt Romney: “You too, Rick. Nice tie.”
FACT: In an independent study conducted by our partners at NeckwearSurveys.com, only 21 percent of likely voters rated Perry’s tie in the “nice” category, with 17 percent calling it “fair,” 36 percent calling it “blue,” and the remaining 28 percent undecided.