no media filters; just Sarah and Joe

October 2, 2008 at 11:19 pm 1 comment

Oh no, I slept through the middle of the vice presidential debate so I’ll have to watch it online tomorrow.

Tom Brokaw at the end of NBC’s broadcast said that after tonight, the democrats will be glad that there is only one vice presidential debate.  In the opening of NBC’s broadcast, Brian Williams said that Sarah Palin has “stumbled politically of late.”  He won’t be saying that again.

hmm.  To quote Michelle Malkin, Sarah rocks.

When talking about mortgages, did Biden really say that that people should be able to adjust the principle that they owe as well as the interest?  Certainly not. I’ll have to go read the transcript.

At one point, Sarah Palin, said,

I like the opportunity to speak to the American people without the filter of the mainstream media (of course referring to the interviews with Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric.)


I may not answer the question the way the moderator or you, Joe, want, but I’m going to answer and talk straight to the American people.

I’m laughing and furiously taking notes.  You go girl!

There is one thing that no one told the American People on prime time tonight that I think should have been told and that is Gwen Ifill, moderator of tonight’s debate isn’t just moderator of PBS’s Newshour and Washington Week, she is author of the upcoming book, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama currently available for pre-order at Amazon.  Hard to be impartial as moderator (the job and very definition of moderator) with that on your resume.  But with that said, from what I saw, Ifill seemed neutral enough.  I still don’t get how the McCain campaign missed this and agreed to Ifill as moderator.

Palin calls Obama/Bidens plan to get out of Iraq “a white flag of surrender.”

When walking on stage from opposite sides, Biden and Palin come together and shake hands. I thought Biden looked lost. Palin said, “Nice to meet you-can I call you Joe?” Then she turned to Ifill and said, “Hi Gwen.”  Palin was definitely setting an informal tone to this debate, or perhaps calling them by name to show them this is a level playing field.

I noticed that over and over again, Sarah looked into the camera in such a way that she was coming right into the living rooms across America.  Biden seemed to look down or off somewhere most of the time. Just an observation.

When tallking about the economy Palin said that she has a record of reform and she’s joined a team of mavericks.  She addressed the “Joe sixpacks and hockey moms” and said that we need to band together and never again will we be taken advantage of—we need to live within our means.

Nicely said.


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. blacktygrrrr  |  October 4, 2008 at 5:35 pm


    I, like you, am a Sarah Palin fan.

    eric aka the Tygrrrr Express


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