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Hillary Clinton on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show

via ABC:

“I think she’s very good,” Clinton said, praising Palin on Ryan Seacrest’s Los Angeles-based radio show Friday morning. “It’s amazing: she’s been thrust into the national spotlight with very little preparation and I think that, all things considered, you saw a very composed and effective debater last night.”

Praise for Palin’s debate performance aside, Clinton reiterated her support for her former Democratic rivals during the morning radio interview and said “the real issue is who is better for America.”

I still think she’s voting for McCain/Palin.


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AP photo: Sexist or Sexy? You decide

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Sarah Palin = Bobby’s World mom (she won the debate)

While I was watching the debate, I felt that Sarah did a better job at relating to the average, middle-class American that Joe Biden.  Yes, Joe appeared sincere and humble, but Sarah’s plain-spoken method really struck a chord with me.  Her sincerity seemed to read well when she was looking directly at the camera — which she did more often that Biden.  Going into the debate, I was nervous that Biden was going to tear her apart. I guess the credit for creating those fears go directly to the GOP and the MSM.

Yes, she mixed up the name of Afghanistan’s Commander’s name wrong, but it doesn’t seem like it’s the hugest of deals.  That gaffe aside, the NYT agrees that she did a great job:

“Oh, man, it’s so obvious I’m a Washington outsider, and someone just not used to the way you guys operate,” she said after her opponent explained, somewhat awkwardly, why he had voted in favor of the Iraq war.

And Ms. Palin was the one who set the tone, making Mr. Biden sound stuffy before he had a chance to make her look unsteady. She bounded onto the stage, shook hands with her opponent and said brightly, “Hey, can I call you Joe?”

He said yes, then addressed her as “Governor Palin.”

Obama supporters went in giddy and came out deflated. The most important thing that I learned from the debate is that when Sarah speaks for an extended period of time, she sounds a lot like the mother in Bobby’s World:

Couln’t have said it better myself:

Moreover, thanks to the media reaction to Palin on the basis of her interviews with Katie Couric and Charles Gibson, expectations had been set rather low.  Biden and the Democrats talked about her experience at debates as a way of raising that bar, but one has to doubt whether Biden really believed she could play on his level.  He seemed flustered at times — at one point tugging on his collar as she attacked him, to the delight of the Trocadero’s crowd.  Even without those low expectations, she beat Biden — and the nation got a look at the real Sarah Palin.

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Sarah Palin discusses Supreme Court decision!

Can Gwen Ifill really maintain her impartiality even though she wrote a book called “The Breakthrough” praising Barack Obama for his holy awesomeness? Can Joe Biden refrain from insulting a minority group? Let’s hope not because everytime Sarah Palin winks, she will be judged.   Barring any foot-in-mouth moments from Biden, I feel like tonight’s narrative will be: Biden wins. 

Unless, of course, the GOP psyched us all out by pretending that Palin can’t place one foot in front of the other without tripping over herself.  Mission accomplished! After watching Palin’s response to Couric’s supreme court decision question, either the GOP is masterfully playing into the image or pretending they created the image.  Either way, we’ll find out tonight.  What fills me with some confidence is this interview where she discusses a supreme court decision:


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D’oh! Homer votes for Obama

I’m assuming this was supposed to come out after the election.  Watch it before it’s yanked:

Might be somewhat reassuring – he’s supposed to be an idiot, right?

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McCain’s new ad: Joe Biden is, has been and always will be a gaffe machine

It seems like the McCain campaign is trying to pre-empt any possible fall-out from tonight’s VP debate:

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Bill Clinton on The View: Hillary never wanted to be VP

Good. I was praying that the Loose Cannon would emerge:

“Not really, she didn’t,” Clinton said in response to a question from host Barbara Walters about whether Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. wanted to join her one-time opponent on the Democratic ticket.

On McCain:

“The American people, for good and sufficient reasons, admire him,” Clinton said of McCain. “He’s given something in life the rest of us can’t match.”

When asked about Palin attracting Hillary voters, Bill says [video]:

We vote for some people because we identify with them on race or gender… Hillary never begrudged, for example, any African-Americans supporting Barack Obama and said, ‘Look I want my kids to know that they can grow up to be president and be whatever they wanted to be,’ So, you can’t tell someone else that the ground on which they make voting decision is irrational.”

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