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Tue Oct 13, 2020, 08:35 AM

Make way for Slayer Pete. Buttigieg is the Biden campaign's ruthless secret weapon

By Mary McNamara

Mayor Pete has found his format: the five-minute, remote-feed evisceration.

He always looks so nice, Pete Buttigieg — handsome in that white, Midwestern, college yearbook way, with a smile that seems bucktoothed but isn’t and those perfectly, and apparently naturally, arched eyebrows.

Last year, as we got to know him during the Democratic presidential nomination race, he bore the weight of being the first openly gay presidential candidate easily, as if it was no big deal. Sure, it takes a certain level of, shall we say, personal confidence to imagine that going from mayor of South Bend, Ind., to the White House is a possible career trajectory, but his was a quiet, respectful confidence, befitting a Rhodes scholar and a Naval intelligence officer.

So maybe it should not be surprising to discover that when Buttigieg swore to do whatever he could to ensure the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, that “whatever” turned out to include “speak softly and carry a sling blade.”

Last week, having served as stand-in for Vice President Mike Pence during Harris’ debate prep, Buttigieg must have seemed a natural choice for a predebate interview. Fox News’ Martha MacCallum and Bret Baier certainly thought so, asking Harris’ former rival a preloaded question about her public policy differences with Biden. Standing in front of Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City, Buttigieg gave his now viral-famous answer:

“Well, there’s a classic parlor game of trying to find a little bit of daylight between running mates,” Buttigieg said. “And if people want to play that game, we could look into why an evangelical Christian like Mike Pence wants to be on a ticket with the president caught with a porn star, or how he feels about the immigration policy that he called ‘unconstitutional’ before he decided to team up with Donald Trump.”

Cue stunned silence in the studio and the sound of a kajillion social media posts.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-10-12/pete-buttegieg-ruthless-rhetorical-assassin

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Tue Oct 13, 2020, 09:04 AM

1. I hope Joe finds a position for him in his administration...

Because Pete IS KILLING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tue Oct 13, 2020, 02:27 PM

2. K&R

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Tue Oct 13, 2020, 02:41 PM

3. one of the things I love about

these segments of Mayor Pete is his brilliantly effective tone of voice. He sounds like another anchor rather than a guest and has this calm tone which, if you don't listen to the words, sounds like he's presenting two reasonable sides to a non controversial topic but the words are a zinger. That's why the anchors keep getting caught flat footed. His tone makes them think he's going to agree or play along and then they register the words he says. It makes me think of this line "She's so good with her stiletto, You don't even see the blade"

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