My favorite moment in the debate came when KCPT's Nick Haines asked, simply, what both candidates would do for blacks if elected.
Talent answered first, and he spun out a fairly admirable list of legislation he'd backed or co-sponsored. All pretty much from a conservative perspective, of course, but real efforts nonetheless.
Then McCaskill gets up and says, boldly, that Talent received an F from the NAACP.
Ok, fair enough, I did the same thing for a take-out piece I wrote about Kit Bond a couple years back. But seriously, so what? The NAACP is just another political organization, as much a lapdog to the DNC as Talent is to the Bush administration.
So she proceeds to dress down Talent for being no friend to the black man. Then, as the seconds dwindle, she hastily says, "I been good to black folk."
Not a direct quote, but that's basically all she said. (Oh, and she hires blacks in her office.)
No specific policies. Just a big Democrat, take-em-for-granted grin.
Don't take this as an endorsement of Talent. There can be no denying that things have gotten worse for blacks -- according to just about any statistical barometer you care to use -- over the last 6 years.
But still. What do you really get from the left?