This morning, while reading the blogs and checking my e-mail, I chanced on several clips of last night’s debate. Simply put, Sarah Palin looks much better than Joe Biden, more genuine, more comfortable in her own skin, better able to relate to the Americans outside Washington, D.C. Â She looks right at us and calls it as she sees it.
It seems, however, that the MSM is now downplaying the vice presidential debate. As Jonah Goldberg put it:
But it is amazing how the press can focus on how Palin’s a disaster and then the second she stops being one, the press yawns as if this is a non-story.
Guess it just doesn’t fit their story line. If she had stretched the truth and misrepresented her own record — and that of her opponent — as much as Joe Biden had, it wold be the lead story, not just of today, but of the week.
Wonder if the media will cover his misrepresentations and his constitutional ignorance?
UPDATE: Â Noting Biden’s constitutional gaffe, Michael Barone writes:
Biden’s performance was by and large acceptable, but he made some significant misstatements, notably on the Constitution. Article I of the Constitution is not about the executive branch, as Biden said, but about the legislative branch, in which Biden has served for 35 years. And the vice president doesn’t preside over the Senate just in cases of ties; he (or she) is entitled to preside over the Senate at any time. Imagine the uproar from Mainstream Media if Palin had made such errors!
(Emphasis added.) Now just read the whole thing!