This is our (often tongue-in-cheek) live blog of the GOP debate in Columbia.

9 p.m.: An introduction from Katon Dawson! Yawn. At least NBC skipped the stupid intros. Yes because that’s what we needed was wasted time.

Their bio boxes list their religion! Even before their family!

They’re not seeking reaction on Jimmy Falwell, but I’m sure they’ll get it.

Iraq scare watch from McCain: “They’ll follow us home.” If we win in Iraq, the terrorists won’t follow us home?

Iraq scare watch from Mitt Romney: If we leave, Turkey will fall. Turkey?! That’s just what we need — another country to invade.

Rudy nails it: “They will follow us here and they have followed us here.”

Moderator question to Ron Paul: “Are you running for the nomination for the wrong party?” Hey, leave the sassy comments to us.

Remembering Regan Reference: 1

Brownback: “One of us is going to be commander-in-chief.” On that stage? I wouldn’t bet on it.

9:15 p.m.: Gilmore says we may have to strike Iran so that Saudi Arabia doesn’t get nuclear weapons. First Turkey, now Saudi Arabia?!

McCain: “We spent money like a drunken sailor.” And some spent money on the same thing that drunken sailors spent their money on.

“They’ve been spending money like John Edwards at a beauty shop.” Ha.

Thompson has had more vetoes than anybody. What that says to me is that you really can’t get a long with anybody.

Ron Paul says cut the waste. He’s right. I didn’t just say that, did I?

more at GOP Live Blog Vol. 2

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