Just as planned, I tuned into CNN to watch the U.S. Senate debate between Delaware candidates Christine O'Donnell (R) and Chris Coons (D). The network cut away from the debate early to cover the Chile mine rescue, but not before moderator Wolf Blitzer asked this question:
"I want some specific meaningful cuts if you're elected as senator from Delaware. What would you cut in the federal budget? And don't just say 'waste, fraud and abuse' because everybody says that."
It would have been just as informative to voters if Blitzer had asked the candidates to play Taboo — see if one could get the other to say "budget cuts" without saying the following five words: "waste," fraud," "abuse," "spending" and "money."