It’s time!? This is better than hockey day, and that’s saying a lot.? Let’s watch together as Biden smokes Palin in the Vice Presidential Debate.
Please note: times may not be accurate as I am cooking dinner and we are pausing the debate for food related delays.
Ohh! Look!? It’s Joe Biden.? “Can I call you Joe?”
Question #1:? Was the Bailout debate we saw this week the worst or best of Washington?
Neither answered the question directly.? Lots of words around the bailout issue, but no direct answer to the question.
2 minute rebuttal:
Biden now bringing up McCain’s “the fundamentals of our economy are strong” and the back track…
did she just wink at Biden?
Now she’s adding words to the McCain statement.
Question #2:? Who was responsible for subprime lending meltdown?
Palin: the lenders, but now trying to educate the public and not blaming the public.? She’s making the people the victims in this matter.? Just because a bank says you can afford that half mil house doesn’t mean you should actually buy it.
Biden: not actually answering the question and moving the subject to health care.
6:16 Rebuttal Palin:
If she says “darn right” one more time I’m going to start yelling at the TV
Biden: excellent rebuttal on voting record of Obama vs. McCain.
Question #3: Is raising taxes class warfare?
Biden outlines Obama’s tax cut plan and brings up McCain’s tax cuts to large businesses.
Plain rebuts with the $200K+ tax hike will effect small business (not true).? Small business is not taxed at the private citizen rate.? She brings up the “health credit” in McCain’s plan.? You tell me where you can find private insurance for $500 a month.
Biden points out that to pay for that aforementioned credit McCain will tax the hell out of people to pay for that.
Question #3: What promises will your campaign not be able to keep because of bailout.
Biden: Very directly answered the question with SPECIFIC answers as to what they won’t be able to do right away, but what was not negotioable.
Palin: totally off topic lady.? She didn’t answer the question.? There she goes with lots of words that don’t answer the question.? The moderator actually had to reiterate the question.
Question #4:Would you have supported a bill to make it easier to declare bankruptcy?
Palin: (Wall Street has nothing to do with what is happening in the credit markets!)? Goes on about the corruption in wall street and again, doesn’t answer question.
Biden:? outlines Obama’s direct voting record (not direct answer)
Palin: goes back to energy.? what the hell?? The original question was about bankruptcy.? Is she even taking notes?
Question #5:? What is true and false about causes of climate change?
Palin: does round about answer with limited info about it being man made and it being cyclical natural cycles.
Biden:? totally man made.? (I disagree here)
Did she just say nuc-u-lear?
Neither hit to the heart of the matter.? The climate crisis is partially man made, but it is cyclical too.? Our issue is not the need for further research on alternative fuel.? It is the need for updated infrastucture for the alternative energy sources.
Question #6: Do you support granting benefits to same-sex couples?
Biden: a difinitive yes.
Palin: benefits yes, marriage no.
Rebuttal: Do you support gay marriage?
Both answer no.? (I totally and utterly disagree.)
Question #7:? What should the exit strategy be for Iraq?
Palin: lots of words and I was distracted by something shiny.
Biden: in support of withdrawing the toops.
(um hello… lady… the Iraqi government told us to leave and Gen. Petraeus said there is no way to win in Iraq)
Question #8: What’s worse, unstable Pakistan or Nuclear Iran?
Biden: both pretty bad
Palin: also pretty bad, but is it me or is she just butchering names?
(I’m going to admit that foreign policy is not my strong point)
Question #9:? What has Bush administration done right or wrong with Isreal?
Palin: yeah… a few days ago she didn’t know who Hamas was.
Biden: cutting straight to the point with foreign policy in the Mediterannean.
Question #10: Something about nuclear weapons and then I was lost.
***Let’s take a little break here while the go on about foreign policy***
Can I just say I’m happy she’s not wearing a pink suit.? And are you noticing that while they are on this foreign policy part she is relying heavily on notes.? I am just waiting for the moderator to bring up something about Russia.? Oh do it Gwen.. I dare you.
*** Break over***
Question #11: Something about troops in Darfur…
uh sorry… I was busy getting more wine and reading your comments.
Does she even know where Darfur is?? But I bet you she can see it from Alaska… Ok now we are getting to something good.
Question #12: How would a Biden administration be different than a Obama admin?
He’s agreeing with Obama’s policy and vowing to follow through with Obama’s plan.
Same question to Palin.
Yeah… the odds of this happening if McCain is elected is much more than if Obama is elected.? Let’s point out that she has yet to answer the question outside of “bringing downtown Wasilla to Washington.”
** now switching places with the trusty husband **
What does the vice-president do?
Palin: gosh, the idea is to agree with everything the president says
Biden: I would be the point person with congressional bills and give advice to the president.
side note: When John McCain was asked if he would ask Palin for advice on foreign policy, he dodged the question.
Achilles heal as VP candidate:
Palin: I have too many i-dills.? I think she means lack of experience, but I’m not sure.? Good g’d if she says Maverick one more time…
Biden is going for the throat now… the “maverick” doesn’t live up to the legend
How do you change the tone of bipartisanship:
Biden: Don’t question the motive of the person, but question the method
Palin: Darn, we have lots of diversity in family. And now blah, blah, blah decrease taxes, energy independence… etc.
Palin:? the MSM ambushed me, so I’m glad you didn’t.? Patriotism, fight for freedoms, John McCain is great, blah…
Biden: This is the most election in our generation, fundamental change, John McCain is more of the same, presentation of the Obama platform.? My neighborhood, hard work you can accomplish anything.
Palin nu-cu-lar count = at least 10