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The veep debate

ModeratorWhat I took away from the Biden-Palin debate last night: Gwen Ifill was a really lame moderator.

She never asked THE question regarding Palin's experience and suitability to serve in the White House. And she failed to press the candidates to answer questions, or even challenge them when they flat out lied.

Pathetic.

I guess Ifill was more concerned with not being called a meanie by the McCain-Palin camp than doing her job.

Suggestion to the Commission on Presidential Debates: Make sure the balance of your moderators have some - hmmmm, what word will my boss let me get away with? - backbone.

For those of you who missed the debate, let me boil it down for you.

Question: Pedestrian blah-blah-blah.

Biden: Detail, facts, criticism of his good friend John McCain, praise of the infallible Barack Obama, detail, rhetoric, facts.

Palin: Maverick!

Question: Non-descript blah-blah-blah.

Biden: Detail, facts, criticism of his good friend John McCain, praise of the infallible Barack Obama, detail, rhetoric, facts.

Palin: Hockey Mom!

Question: Obvious blah-blah-blah.

Biden: Detail, facts, criticism of his good friend John McCain, praise of the infallible Barack Obama, detail, rhetoric, facts.

Palin: Greed and corruption!

Question: Yawn-inducing blah-blah-blah.

Biden: Detail, facts, criticism of his good friend John McCain, praise of the infallible Barack Obama, detail, rhetoric, facts.

Palin: You kids earn extra credit!

Question: Blah-blah-blah to avoid asking the real question.

Biden: Detail, facts, criticism of his good friend John McCain, praise of the infallible Barack Obama, detail, rhetoric, facts.

Palin: Joe Six Pack!

Question: More blah-blah-blah to avoid asking the real question.

Biden: Detail, facts, criticism of his good friend John McCain, praise of the infallible Barack Obama, detail, rhetoric, facts.

Palin: Maverick!

You get the picture.

Meanwhile, the Washington Post has fact checked the assorted claims made during the debate. It's worth checking out.

I guess all that's left is the inevitable skit on Saturday Night Live. Come to think of it, Seth Meyers would have done a better job of moderating than Ifill, who I think has a future writing children's books.

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