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Friday, October 3, 2008

Morning Thoughts on the Biden/Palin VP Debate

Here are a few more thoughts about last night's VP debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin, as initially relayed via an instant message exchange with a friend:

[friend]: how can some people think she won?
i dont get it

me: she has apotheosized the idea that you can just say and do whatever the fuck you want. don't hold press conferences... don't answer the questions posed to you... don't be bright or interested in world affairs.

i expected a decent block of people to say she won. ultimately, 20% of the fucking country still thinks bush is the best thing since sliced bread! that's tens of millions of ignorant people!

i also suspect that the viewership was disproportionately republican, as I suspect that a lot of nervous republicans were tuning in to see if palin would throw them some craven red meat. she partially delivered on that account.

although, in the final analysis, its the storied 'undecided voter' who matters and i think that they were turned off, for the most part, by the end of the debate