Sarah Palin managed not to trip on her way to the podium or pee in her pumps at hard questions she couldn’t answer, so some are declaring her the “winner” of her debate with Joe Biden.
The more mature, well-versed, and politically experienced Biden bent over backward to be cordial and non-confrontational to a newbie. She seized his civility as a chance to bombard him with tired old Republican accusations and insubstantial platitudes.
In fact, Palin even tried to make the event her own little tête-a-tête with viewers – often shutting out Biden and moderator Gwen Ifill to directly address the camera with plenty of winking and smirking.
When Palin found Ifill’s questions pesky, she ignored them to deliver the answers she’d been coached on. This resulted in lots of repetition peppered with “you betchas” and “doggone its” so even stupid people could follow her.
She only dropped one bomb, saying it would be dandy to have even more power as VP than Dick Cheney – the most evil, Machiavellian figure ever to darken the White House.
Once again, Palin showed us she’s great if someone puts words in her mouth. She just has problems when she has to think for herself with ruthless media barracudas like Katie Couric.
I may have soured on Hillary Clinton, but Hillary could always back up every statement with more facts than anybody wanted to hear, leaving no doubt of her firm grasp on the issues.
Palin seems to think this election is another beauty pageant she can win by being cute and poised and showing some leg. She’s so naive, she doesn’t even know how much she doesn’t know – and she doesn’t care. As she told Katie, she only reads if someone puts words in front of her, but can’t name a single publication.
Yet she thinks we should trust her with unbridled power.
After enduring Palin’s act, Biden deserves congratulations for showing super-human restraint against a disrespectful, flippant opponent who essentially wasted 90 minutes of his time.