From the Miami Herald:
Ready your TV and your stomach for an hour of smears, self-aggrandizement and, with any luck, an airing of the issues facing California: Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown meet tonight in Davis for the first of three televised debates.... "Not just a slogan," said Mark Petracca, a political science professor at the University of California, Irvine. "Compound sentences, or sentences that actually manage to capture a fully expressed idea." If Whitman is, as Petracca says, the "sound bite queen," he calls Brown, the Democratic nominee, "Big Gulp." Said Petracca: "There's too much when he opens his mouth."

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