American Elephants


Now they tell us. by The Elephant's Child

Gwen Ifill, who will moderate the vice presidential debate on Thursday, has written a book called The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama to be published on January 20, 2009.  Inauguration Day.  Does anyone sense a, um, conflict of interest here?

If Obama wins the election, she will certainly sell many more copies, if he loses, sales will be slow at best.

Ms. Ifill did a good job as moderator of the vice presidential debate in 2004. But this time she is in an awkward position.

The McCain campaign was not informed of the book, nor of the conflict of interest, which calls the Commission on Presidential Debates into question.  A uncomfortable situation that was entirely preventable.

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