Now it's a PEN?
But now, the New York Post is reporting that it was, get this, a pen:
However, LGF has posted a new video capture which shows the pen he wrote with in one hand while reaching into his pocket with the other.
But the mystery was solved when The Post reviewed a Fox News Channel feed from Thursday’s debate: Kerry pulled out . . . a black pen.
Kerry campaign spokesman David Wade remained angry at the bloggers’ guilt-by-insinuation.
“The right-wing attack machine will say anything to steal a debate do-over,” he said.
“We plead guilty to having a pen.”
LGF also makes a notation about the leanings of the author of the Post story here, so who knows what is going on with this. INDC Journal has a piece on it too and aplogizes if it turns out to be a pen...but...
If the NY Post and FOX News are interested in putting a stake in this meme, I'd suggest that they release the high-def stills, seeing as I've already received this comment:
Pen My ASS!!! Look at that movie. Obviously either note cards or a sheet of paper.
I assume that the Post's analysis is accurate, but many will not come to the same conclusion without evidence. Why do I assume that it could be a pen after viewing that seemingly contradictory link? Perhaps the pen was in a case, and Kerry was merely flipping the case's top, and perhaps he shuffled the papers that were already on the podium. Who knows?
Indeed. Who knows? Stay tuned.