Palin Won. Ifill Showed Her Bias. Biden Embarrassed Obama While Palin Did Not Embarrass McCain. Paging Kathleen Parker et al

Bumped up top by reader request so we can keep celebrating last night’s crushing victory by Palin before we get all depressed reading Pej and Blackhedd. 🙂

  1. Paging Kathleen Parker, Connor whatshisname, etc: If you still want to talk about Palin dropping out, you have beltwayitis and need to leave the NYC-DC corridor of talking heads and cocktail parties for the real United States.

  2. Gwen Ifill showed her bias tonight repeatedly. She constantly let Joe Biden have the last word. Constantly. Something like 3 to 1. Likewise, she predicated questions negatively toward Palin like the gay marriage issue in Alaska.

  3. This has got to be embarrassing to the Obama campaign: “But Barack Obama indicated to me he wanted me with him tohelp him govern. So every major decision he’ll be making, I’ll be sitting in the room to give him my best advice. ” Yep, Biden admits the stereotype: Little Barry needs Joe in the room because Barry can’t make decisions by himself.

  4. Palin devastated Biden. She put him on the defensive. She made him sigh repeatedly. He rolled his eyes, licked his teeth, talked down, pontificated, and really did himself few favors. About the only major point score for Biden was talking about being a single parent.

  5. Biden repeatedly exaggerated, got it wrong, and flat out lied on the coal issue. Not helpful for them.

  6. At the end of the day, the debate won’t matter. In the Luntz focus group on Fox (btw, Biden won the CNN one, but the Luntz one was done by a professional company that specializes in getting it right, unlike CNN, though the Luntz panel thought Obama won last week), most everyone thought Palin won, but very few of the committed changed their minds.