I was unable to see the debate today as work got in the way, and while I think from what I have heard, Palin did very well, I shall make up my own mind after I see some video.
Meanwhile regular commentator Alex, posted this as a comment below: -
"All the Naysayers saying that Palin is unintelligent because of her deer in the headlight moments during those pop quiz minutes in the Couric and Gibson interviews need to realize that she hasn't said anything that has been markedly stupid yet.
Those were gaffes for sure, and foreign policy obviously isn't her strong suit (good thing the man at the top of the ticket knows the stuff). Unprepared? Definitely.
Contrast it though with the really strange quips like "When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed", "I think Hillary might have been a better pick" and then asking a man in a wheelchair to stand up.
Doesn't that bear odd similarities with another, more prominent gaffe meister (psst, I'm talking about the guy in the Whitehouse)?
Heck, the man at the top of the Democratic ticket is no stranger to a gaffe or two himself. At a campaign rally in early 2007 he talked about the tornado that racked Kansas killing 10,000 people, when really only ten people had died.
And how about ignorance about what goes in the wider world? He said that the United States military needed more Arabic translators for Afghanistan from Iraq, when it should have been clear to him that Afghans don't speak Arabic but Persian. (Hmmm, maybe visiting Afghanistan more often would help). (Editors note; Pashto and Dari (Afghan Persian/Farsi) are the official languages of Afghanistan.)
After all he is the head of the Council on Foreign Relations).
Moving on, the argument presented by all these people who are, rather amusingly petrified by this woman that she is only a heartbeat away from the presidency just shows that the level of fear and panic in her critics has completely taken over any sort of real rational observation.
These arguments are most likely also being spouted by people who are quivering in their boots about the possibility of Obama being assassinated. Again, hypotheticals borne out of judgment riddled with fear and ignorance.
Obama as president is in no bigger danger then the last batch of men who have run the country in the last 50 years (JFK with assassinated, with Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush all having attempts made on their lives).
Since McCain announced Sarah Palin as his running mate his heart has beat almost 4 million times and most prognosis’s given by real medical experts (not the one's at the Huffington Post or the Australian) say that he has a good chance of many billions more."
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