2008 Diamonds and/or Pearls
posted by November 16 at 10:45 AMon
What was up with that weird (and seemingly inspired-by-Prince) closing question at the debate last night?
MARIA PARRA SANDOVAL: Maria Parra Sandoval, and I’m a UNLV student. And my question is for Senator Clinton. This is a fun question for you. Do you prefer diamonds or pearls?
CLINTON: Now, I know I’m sometimes accused of not being able to make a choice. I want both.
MALVEAUX: Do we get to ask any of the other candidates or I supposed just Senator Clinton?
BIDEN: I’m for diamonds. Diamonds.
Marc Ambinder has the explanation for all this, and some back-and-forth between Ms. Sandoval, a Truman Scholar who is furious because she wanted to ask a more substantive question, and CNN, which had had enough of substance by the end of the debate.
Also: CNN has apparently done this before.