VP debate

Yes I was one of the apparent 69.9 million people who tuned in to watch.  My girlfriend noted that it might have the same appeal as NASCAR does for some; to watch the crashes not the race.  Ms Palin had expectactions so pathetically low that by managing to show up, breathe, and make it until the end, she would be declared the victor.  Mr Biden had to not come across as condecending and knowledgeable and he'd win.  So who won?  I doubt that anyone's mind was made up because of it.  Obama and McCain supporters could both claim victory.  Joe came across as an experienced knowledgeable politician, Sarah came across as your everyday soccer mom.  Who do you want as your national number 2?


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Sounds about right...

TMundo's picture

     "Ms Palin had expectactions so pathetically low that by managing to show up, breathe, and make it until the end, she would be declared the victor.  Mr Biden had to not come across as condecending and knowledgeable and he'd win."

Yeah, pretty much.

I made a feeble attempt to watch the Alaska hillbilly talk

RidingFool's picture

but I just can't abide the sound of her voice. Subsequently, I've learned that she's been faking the accent and the screeching*, and in fact her actual speaking voice isn't all that bad to my ear. It's unfortunate that she has to fake stoopidity when she actually is stoopid.

* not to be confused with screeching: a longtime custom of many older bars in Newfoundland, in which the person is to drink a shot glass filled with screech, kiss a codfish on the mouth, and recite the phrase "long may your big jib draw." After completing these tasks, they receive an official 'Screecher' certificate. Bars most famous for this initiation are found along the George Street entertainment district of downtown St. John's, Newfoundland. --courtesy of Wikipedia

--edited for speeling

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