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Thursday, August 2, 2012
High School girls push for female Presidential Debate Moderator
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High School Girls are pushing for a female Presidential Debate
Moderator. Daily Intel reports, “It's now been twenty years since a
woman, moderated a presidential debate — the 1992 three-way event
pitting the incumbent, Bush Senior, against Bill Clinton and Ross Perot.
For Montclair, New Jersey, rising juniors Emma Axelrod, Sammi Siegel,
and Elena Tsemberis, twenty years is long enough. On Monday, the three
students showed up in Washington, D.C., intent on presenting the
Commission on Presidential Debates with two Change.org petitions calling
for a female moderator, and totaling nearly 175,000 signatures. But the
commission's executive director, refused to meet with the trio. In
fact, Axelrod said that, "we were turned away and we were not allowed to
leave our packages there either, in case they contained dangerous
material." More from Daily Intel.