Friday, October 3, 2008

Thin Ice

Okay, here are a couple of post-debate must-reads and one must see.

1) E.J. Dionne writing for the Washington Post sums it up well in "Hockey Mom on Thin Ice." He says, in part:

Palin has also brought out the very worst in McCain, forcing him to -- and I do not use this word lightly -- lie about her. In an interview broadcast Wednesday, National Public Radio's Steve Inskeep asked McCain if there would be "an occasion where you could imagine turning to Governor Palin for advice in a foreign policy crisis?" McCain replied: "I've turned to her advice many times in the past. I can't imagine turning to Senator Obama or Senator Biden, because they've been wrong." " Many times in the past?" McCain met Palin only twice before he selected her. What McCain said could not be true. And would anyone who listened to her last night really consult Palin on foreign policy?

2) And, Arianna Huffington wrote a good piece about watching the debate with a group of accomplished, though politically diverse women. It is both humorous and on point:

Watching Biden and Palin on the same stage was like watching a tennis champion walk onto Centre Court at Wimbledon only to find himself facing an over-eager amateur from the local high school. Or as Pat Mitchell told me, "Biden was taking part in a vice presidential debate; Palin was taking part in a junior high debate."

3) Finally, this YouTube of Alaskans watching the debate last night at Anchorage's Beartooth Theater is telling. Apparently, not all Alaskans drank Palin-Aide.

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