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I am disappointed in George Stephanopoulos. I have enjoyed the round-table discussions he inherited when he took over This Week. But his defense of his behavior in the recent debate is beneath contempt. He argued that he was asking questions to assess Obama's character. I guess he didn't (for some reason) think it important to assess Clinton's character. And his right-wing slanders, in the form of "Have you stopped beating your wife?," certainly revealed something of Obama's character, and of Stephanopoulos's. Obama responded with personal restraint while skewering the spineless character of the questions themselves.