Though technically shouldn’t he have debated some dude from the supermarket or liquor store? The boxer? Or, failing that, some bantamweight?
Fundraising idea! Sign the box and auction it on eBay!
Update (With more Kaus-style exclamation points!): More Monday morning quarterbacking: The opposing podium should have had Barbara Boxer’s campaign sign on it, so people would instantly understand she hadn’t showed up and so Mickey was debating a box instead. Second, they should have either turned it around to show that Boxer is “empty” of good ideas or they should have put a glossy picture of her on the box!