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On Super Tuesday, Silence Is Golden

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Comic genius and surprisingly savvy political observer Harry Shearer is the voice of Principal Skinner on The Simpsons, and the face of Derek Smalls in This Is Spinal Tap. He was also the impresario behind a video art exhibit consisting of dead time on cable satellite news feeds called Raw Feeds–the most famous clip of which was the infamous "John Edwards fixes his hair with a compact mirror" sequence. Now, he brings us the first in a series of Silent Debates between major presidential contenders. Shearer asks incisive questions and the candidates sit and fidget. Brilliant. Below, Hillary and Romney face off in a flurry of dead air and distracted looks:

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