By Brad Friedman on 10/2/2004, 6:06pm PT  

A few moments from the debate the other night were just bizarre. Here's just a few that I recall:

Bush on Parental Advice...

KERRY: ...I acknowledge that his daughters --- I've watched them. I've chuckled a few times at some of their comments. And...

BUSH: I'm trying to put a leash on them.

KERRY: Well, I know. I've learned not to do that.

Bush on the widow of a man killed in Iraq (is the woman an OB-GYN, by any chance?)...

BUSH:...You know, it's hard work to try to love her as best as I can...

Bush on Iranian mullahs...Transcript modified here to demonstrate Bush's actual pronunciation of the word...

BUSH: ...On Iran, I hope we can do the same thing, continue to work with the world to convince the Iranian mooo-lahs to abandon their nuclear ambitions.

We worked very closely with the foreign ministers of France, Germany and Great Britain, who have been the folks delivering the message to the mooo-lahs...

And finally, Bush accidentally tells the truth...(thanks Amir for this one!)

I understand everybody in this country doesn't agree with the decisions I've made.

Got any other favorites? Share 'em in Comments. Here's the official Debate #1 Transcript for your reading pleasure.