It's distractions like this that led to a knucklehead like John Kerry getting the Democratic nod to face-off against Bush in what should by all rights be a turkey shoot of an election. Assuming turkey shoot means the same thing as shooting fish in a barrel, of course.
I couldn't care less if Bush was wired up for the debate or not and dwelling on it serves no purpose at all. If he was wired, it simply confirms him as the know-nothing dimwit most Democrats believe he is, aka the same dimwit they derided in 2000 that beat them. BUT, it would also serve to excuse his awkward, exasperated performance in that first debate as understandable.
The proverbial double-edged sword.
"Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve." --George Bernard Shaw
Democrats deserve another four years of Bush.