First, we have Joe Biden “callÂ an Obama campaign ad terrible” before saying he wouldn’t have so described the ad had he actually seen it. Â Then, he’s telling us aboutÂ FDR’s nationally televised addresses both before presidents delivered such things and well before that Democrat had been elected to the White House.
Now, we’ve got him contradicting his running mate on clean coal. Â In Ohio, he said, “we’re not supporting ‘clean coal'” while the Obama campaign website favors the development of clean coal technology.
Had Palin had this many gaffes, Victor Davis Hanson opines, “the election would now be over.”
. . . it is becoming apparent that these guys are not on the same page. For a candidate who repeatedly stressed that we should judge him by how he conducts his campaign, it is ironic that his most important hiring decision (the VP) and his first supervisory role (corralling Biden) are going so poorly.
Is there any wonder the MSM is paying more attention to Sarah Palin, hoping for her to slip up. Â For her rival for the Vice Presidency seems to do so every time he opens his mouth.
the fact that Mr. Biden largely gets a pass on his exaggerations — especially given his history during his 1988 presidential campaign of embroidering the truth — makes one wonder about the disparity in scrutiny between Mr. Biden and Mrs. Palin. The latter’s press-shy attitude can’t be justified, but given the double standard exercised by the media it is certainly understandable.