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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:

Hmm…

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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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Biden spokesman: The VP nominee’s son was not lobbying his dad

The McCain camp launched an attack not too long ago claiming that Biden’s son used to lobby on behalf of MBNA. Biden’s spokesman says that never happened.   Yeah, right:

The McCain campaign points out that Hunter Biden served as a vice president at the credit card giant MBNA at one time and later as a “consultant” to it.

Biden’s camp has always denied that the senator’s son was hired to lobby, though it’s hard to imagine that the bank wasn’t aware of their employee’s connection to the senator.

I know my I.Q. isn’t as high as Biden’s, but I’m having a hard time accepting the idea that Biden’s son never ever informally lobbied his dad on behalf of his former employer – an employer that just happens to have their headquarters in Delaware.

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Fed, white and blue

With Joe Biden providing the ammo, John McCain returns to mocking the Obama campaign in their latest ad, “Patriotic Act”:

The latest Bidenism could potentially have a Pinocchio effect on voters.  More than half of Americans already believe that an Obama presidency will translate into higher federal taxes, which I suspect is in part related to the effective meme that is often repeated by Republicans.  If played the right way, the puppet that the GOP has carved out to indentify Democrats could turn into flesh and blood before Novemeber 4th.

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The Obamensas: Don’t vote for cute pigs in lipstick that can’t run their own house

Of course Sen. Obama claims Michelle was talking about herself and not Sarah Palin (via HotAir):

Michelle Obama says voters need to decide this election by examining the issues, not because they like a candidate or think “she’s cute.”

Obama spoke in Charlotte on Thursday morning at a women’s round-table on economic issues. The crowd roared at her remark disparaging voters who might cast a ballot because of a woman’s looks, a clear jab at Republican vice presidential pick Sarah Palin.

And you couldn’t vote for Hillary because:

At another stop, in Atlantic, Michelle said she travels with her husband in part “to model what it means to have family values,” adding “if you can’t run your own house, you can’t run the White House.”She didn’t elaborate, but it could be interpreted as a swipe at the Clintons.

Joe Biden says (via Gateway Pundit):

“All this stuff about how different Barack Obama is, they’re not just used to somebody really smart. They’re just not used to somebody who’s really well educated. They just don’t know quite how to handle it. Cause if he’s as smart as Barack is he must not be from my neighborhood.” 

And la crème de la crème:

Do they actually believe that Sen. Obama is “really” smart or that we’re just really dumb?

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WTF are they talking about: Joe Biden sleepover edition

What?

When telling the story of how his granddaughters had a slumber party with Barack Obama’s daughters during the week of the Democratic National Convention, Biden equated it to what he says Americans want.

“I believe that’s a metaphor, a metaphor for what the country is looking for. They’re looking for a sleepover with people they like!”

Biden-to-English translator, anyone?

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