(updated 8 Oct 04)  

Top Ten Other Rules In The Bush/Kerry Debates
(Topic suggested by junkmailmagnet42@aol.com)

10. "You want a piece of me?" is not an acceptable rebuttal. (ukkfayooyay@aol.com)

9. No words more than four syllables at any time. (mrxsandmanx@yahoo.com; tphyll@aol.com)

8. For Kerry...direct answers, no beating around the Bush! (maxcel200@aol.com)

7. No lie detector alarms allowed anywhere near the debates (it would drown out their talking). (dorr@jam.rr.com; DLivermore2002@yahoo.com)

6. Kerry can only say the words "Vietnam" and "Medals" in the same sentence twice and Bush cannot say "Nukular", "Evil Regime" and "Safer World" at all. (Eleman8859@aol.com)

5. Candidates are not allowed to answer the actual questions they are asked. They must just ramble off topic. (SPTirish@aol.com)

4. No 'ask the audience' or 'phone a friend' lifelines. (maxcel200@aol.com)

3. Distracting President Bush with shiny things is prohibited. (DaJakAiss@aol.com)

2. After "good" answers, each candidate will be given an m&m. (chharget@aol.com)

Not to be at all confused with a "flop" of the coin...

1. A flip of a coin will determine who gets to throw out the first lie. (MooseSpeak@netscape.net)