Michael Chertoff grilled on CSPAN by sheer geniuses

One of these days I'm going to get CSPAN and start calling in to their interview shows in an attempt to ask politicians questions that will make them look bad. For a counter-example, a few days ago former Department of Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff made an appearance and was apparently asked a series of questions about a potential 911 conspiracy; the video is here. I haven't watched it, but I don't think I have to because if he'd said anything damaging it would be news. Instead, the "Truthers" probably simply made allegations, asked open-ended questions that only those in their group understand, and were then rebuffed by Chertoff. Apparently he went as far as comparing "Truthers" to holocaust deniers. The non-"Truthers" who were watching were probably not convinced of anything; the "Truthers" probably didn't impact his credibility and change anyone's mind.

What I'd do is call in and ask focused, easily-understood questions about his and George W Bush's immigration policy; the questions would be designed to force him into a corner and make him look bad. And, if I could get a dozen or two other people to all try to ask questions in a row, that could be devastating. Apparently that's too difficult for the we are change crowd.

UPDATE: I've now watched the video and - surprise! - I was right about everything above. The only caller who mentioned something provable was the first; he referenced Donald Rumsfeld's September 10, 2001 announcement that the Department of Defense couldn't account for $2.3 trillion; see his Congressional testimony here. Of course, Chertoff didn't answer that, most likely because it happened about three and a half years before he took over a different department. The use of "sheer geniuses" in the title was prophetic.


Listen to Mary! and understand this has become the real political and race fantasy land.