Palin, the Stepford candidate: "OMG! Taxes!? Meeting with foreign leaders!? We needz oilz!! We am Maverick! Stop living the past, old man! Only John McCain can save us!!"
Biden, the fumbling pitbull: "I'm an average Joe. Srsly. I can even name places that sound non-elitist. Also, look at these voting records. Now I am going to try to futilely bat down your arguments as you go off on a Gish Gallop."
Both: "We shouldn't call it 'marriage' and why can't we all just get along? Also: Is-ra-el, Is-ra-el! WOOO!"
Me: "Grrrrraaaggghhhh...why do I torture myself like this!?"
On the plus side, Palin didn't look like a complete idiot, and might have actually won the debate. On the downside, she managed to just dominate conversation to obsess on some bizarre arguments involving as many talking points as she could each time. Biden held his own at the beginning, and didn't fall apart at the end, but he definitely let Palin have her way with the subject of discourse. He was on the defensive most of the time, and seemed to be angry on many occasions when pushing forth a rebuttall. He did pretty well, but...I dunno, was probably unconvincing to people who want to believe. I so desperately want to believe...
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