Just picked this up from David Steven’s etecera blog. It’s all supposition and likely to remain so as it can’t be verified or conclusively refuted after the fact. Kerry has just endured several days of bad press when he pulled a pen out during the debate, and rumour had it was an attempt to consult crib notes.
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