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Everything You Need to Know About Joe Biden and Sarah Palin

OK, not everything, but I've taken the liberty of personally vetting the entire internet this morning and since the whole thing is full of BidenPalin-palooza, here are the tastiest morsels:

  • Joe Biden hypes his blue-collar-lunch-bucket cred, but does his actual life ride the same train? The Times delves into just how "everyman" he actually is, from his 6,800 square foot home to how much that train ticket actually costs per month.

  • You've heard the one about that "Bridge to Nowhere," right? Rolling Stone has a slideshow comparing Palin myth to Palin fact, including the story behind that eBay-ed plane plus 10 more.
  • I think I guffawed at this one: Politico has "10 Answers for Sarah Palin" to use tonight, including this one, “Sure, I said, ‘Putin rears his head and comes into the airspace of the United States,’ but at least I didn’t plagiarize it.” Kapow. Point Palin?

There's much more! To see the rest,


  • Oh yeah. Everyone will be talking about this: here's the video of the Supreme Court question.
  • How is Joe Biden managing the gender issue? Apparently, it's a non-issue, with this quote, "Voters aren't tuning in for a vice presidential food fight." If they both had a pie at their podiums though. . . just an idea.
  • How are Alaskans feeling about Palin? Well. . . let's just say the word "cringe" was involved. Liberally.
  • And finally, some real advice for the candidates tonight from experts weighing in the Politico Arena, including one suggestion that Palin, "remember that she is under no obligation to answer whatever Ifill asks."

If these stories are any indication of what to expect, let the countdown begin! Meet me in St. Louis!


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kathrynliz kathrynliz 8 years
Wow. Amazing.
cherryice cherryice 8 years
Just like a train wreck, I'll have to tune in to see Sarah circle the tower 55 times and fail to bring it in for a landing every single one of those times. Give me the bottom line or shut up. Just like corporate speak, I have no patience for politicians that cannot answer a question directly. It's all just a big show. There's nothing real about these people.
Ginger Ginger 8 years
I haven't had time to browse all the "elite media" yet today. Has the McCain campaign started running their ads about how Palin won the debate yet?
amybdk amybdk 8 years
Imabeliever, I totally agree with #42. ".. she is a master at the non answer and somehow belittling people who have an informed and correct answer. She is personable supposedly."
Imabeliever Imabeliever 8 years
LOL dreamsugar.. Palin is a win win when it comes to amusement.. I just hope I can protect the TV from the husband.. his response to Palin is my response to Bush's state of the union..sudden outburst of cussing and the occasional large item being thrown at the TV. We may have to watch baseball instead for the children and safety sake and then I will just catch the sound bytes tomorrow. (which is funny considering he use to be a republican..I have seduced him to embracing the dark side of the force :WINK: ). God help the TV if McCain/Palin win! We may have to put a parental control lock on all news channels and agree to unplug it altogether for inauguration's and state of the union address'!
dreamsugar dreamsugar 8 years
lol -- I mean with a *question...:rotfl: Although the answers are usually just as funny.
dreamsugar dreamsugar 8 years
I wonder if she'll answer every question with an answer. I just love it when she does that.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 8 years
I meant to say their decision to grant a review one year ago.. the decision was just passed down this June and I am sure she is aware of the verdict since she disagreed a year ago when the review was granted and since it negatively effects Alaskan fisherman.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 8 years
And Palin drawing a blank on a supreme court case she disagreed with other than RoevWade makes no damn sense at all considering she strongly disagreed publically with the Supreme Court one year ago regarding their decision about Exxon cutting punitive damages due to the oil spill. Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker (07-219)
Imabeliever Imabeliever 8 years
Oh please.. with her recent interview fiasco's, her 14 point drop in approval rating, attacks coming from female conservatives as well as democrats.. the republican news channels screaming to high heaven about the moderator's publicized book that was announced last June(I know McCain doesn't use a computer..but seriously can anyone in his campaign google a name? :OY:).. it all combines so that all Palin has to do is not fall down, pass out, or forget McCain's name and they will scream SUCCESS!! Biden already commended her for being a good debater(since they have been studying her style) seen in previous televised events for Alaska.. she is a master at the non answer and somehow belittling people who have an informed and correct answer. She is personable supposedly. So I expect her numbers to be better tomorrow and that the McCain/Palin ticket will get a boost from tonight... there is absolutely no excuse if she F's it up.. not with all of the outdoor babbling brook side ala Hidden Valley Ranch debate rehearsals and how to be a vice president/president of senate clift's notes she has been given the past few weeks. She has no choice but to do she will.
liliblu liliblu 8 years
I just read what Fred Thompson had to say about Palin not being able to name a Sumpreme Court case besides Roe v. Wade that She disagreed with. It was pretty pathetic. He said she wasn't a lawyer and she should have time to go over a list. the bar has been set so low for Palin, all she has to do is not trip over her feet getting on the stage and she'll be a success.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
UD, you're right. As long as she manages to string a few coherent sentences together and not appear to be an ignorant buffoon, she'll do better than many people are expecting ;)
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I find the idea that someone in the White House should be an Everyman to be irritating.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
And she doesn't need it. I think she'll do a whole lat better than people are expecting.
NYFashionista NYFashionista 8 years
All I can say is do NOT lower your expectations for Palin. She doesn't deserve it.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
I think they should have a First Lady/Dude debate. We all know who would win that one. Forget Presidential and VP debate, let's just have the Cindy and Michelle or Jill and Todd duke it out. Who you are married is a great representation of who you are.
LiberalOnMyMind LiberalOnMyMind 8 years
I am SO excited for the debate I can't stand it. I'm a little nervous for Biden though. He needs to read this.
Woop Woop 8 years
Roby Tose - the format for the vp debate will be different than the presidential one. "At the insistence of the McCain campaign, the Oct. 2 debate between the Republican nominee for vice president, Gov. Sarah Palin, and her Democratic rival, Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., will have shorter question-and-answer segments than those for the presidential nominees, the advisers said. There will also be much less opportunity for free-wheeling, direct exchanges between the running mates."
sexylibrarian sexylibrarian 8 years
Letsgetluod your avi is very mature!
RobyTose RobyTose 8 years
I've been reading and seeing so much of Palin lately and I think I've formed my opinion on her, but I'd really like to see how Biden represents himself tonight. Palin's gotten so much bad press... the news on Biden has been almost silent. I can't wait to see them together tonight. I hope the format is similar to the presidential debate last Friday where the goal was to get the candidates to discuss things with EACH OTHER.
Ginger Ginger 8 years
If anyone misses it tonight, I'm sure Jon Stewart will have some highlights on his show tomorrow. ;) I think it will be entertaining. Biden will probably be even more confident and statesmanlike than Obama. Palin will more befuddled and snarky than McCain.
letsgetloud21 letsgetloud21 8 years
:ROTFL: In this place all you can do is laugh.
Woop Woop 8 years
Thanks em! :)
em1282 em1282 8 years
That would be worth the price of admission, Woop. Love the avatar, BTW. ;)
EkaterinaBallerina EkaterinaBallerina 8 years
I find it truly sad that when asked what other Supreme Court decisions she disagreed with, she couldn't come up with one. Not because this is another misstep but because she openly and publicly disagreed with one FOUR MONTHS AGO (the recent Supreme Court decision regarding punitive damages in the Exxon Valdez disaster) . She even filed an amicus against it! She forgot that? I'm hoping that they stay on point tonight--not because it's her weak spot, but because that's what the viewers deserve. If she wants to be a formidable candidate she needs to start acting like one.
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