What The Veep Candidate Palin Needed To Make Last Night's Debate Perfect.
Gum. A big, snapping wad of gum. Juicy Fruit. Perfect for a "shout out" ta my friends back home, ya betcha, golly . . . thumbs up, wink, snap!
Actually, Ms. Palin did a good job. Stayed on the talking points, didn't offer any solid programs or policies that could be challenged, stuck to the campaign rhetoric, kept repeating the false claim of jes' bein' ah couple o' Mavericks gonna ride inta town ta clean up them vipers -- which "maverick" remark Biden called her on, but good.
But then who's listening? Facts? Programs? Policies? Who cares? Just keep repeating the same meaningless mantras, remain a moving target, avoid any hard questions, look good (it's about image, baby, image), scare people with terrorists and gay people getting married, and bank on the short attention span of the American people.
And she did a good job of all that because the expectations for her were so low that if she managed to just stand upright for 90 minutes, folks would be pleasantly surprised.
But people are still going to have to ask themselves the most serious question of all: President Palin? For me the answer is simple: Palin is just George Bush in drag . We've had 8 years of that sort of governance. Thanks, but no thanks. Don't need 8 more.
Did have to laugh that she resurrected Biden's statements about Obama when he was running against him in the primaries. Pundits at the time warned all the Democratic candidates to watch out for what they said about their opponents since it could come back to haunt whoever the candidate ended up being and harm party unity & etc. Sure enough.