But when they face off against P.J. O'Rourke, one of the great satirists of his time, and author Zev Chafets, you've got a complete mismatch.
Even Arianna Huffington can't win 'em all. Paired with conservative pundit David Brooks in what should have been a dream team, she was soundly defeated in Tuesday night's Intelligence² debate at NYU's Skirball Center. The contest pitted Huffington and Brooks against satirist P.J. O'Rourke and journalist Zev Chafets. The topic: the merits of the two-party system.The stupid people were too charmed by the funny man and didn't pay attention to poor Arianna.
Electronic audience voting showed the latter team proved more persuasive. Or, as Huffington lamented, the crowd was too taken with O'Rourke's roguish libertarian humor to pay attention to her and Brooks' case that the two-party system was making America "ungovernable."
Aww. Hard to understand who nobody would pay attention to her when she comes up with gems like this.
"Basically, the two-party system is like a stale marriage. Democrats and Republicans need something to spice it up. They need to go on Craigslist and find a third party."Must really hurt to take a beating consider the location. Who'd have thought the Huffington-Brooks "dream team" would go down to defeat in front of a college audience in New York?
Update: Here's video of the event, via Hot Air.