Palin Defeats Gwen Ifill (Oh, and Joe Biden Too)

After enduring weeks of gotcha questions and condescension from the so-called “Mainstream Media” (they aren’t mainstream, they’re leftists-when are we going to strip that title from them?), Sarah Palin disappointed them all by holding her own against Joe “The Gaffe Machine” Biden at Thursday’s Vice Presidential Debate.

If you watched the coverage on MSNBC and listened to Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann and David Gregory, you might think that Biden won.  I tune in to those guys for about 5 minutes just to hear what they’re saying. Then I always end up turning the channel in disgust after watching them bash the Republicans while feigning “objectivity”.

Even Sunday morning’s shows were unwatchable.  Meet The Press had its version of objective commentary today with:

Gwen Ifill (Liberal PBS correspondent and author of forthcoming pro-Obama book)

David Gregory (Liberal former White House Correspondent for NBC)

Chuck Todd (Liberal NBC Political Director)

David Yepsen (Liberal Columnist from the Des Moines Register)

And Tom Brokaw commenting from the left, and:

Peggy Noonan to counter those 5 from the right.

But Sarah Palin did win this debate, both on style and substance.  See for yourself:

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1-0 McCain

McCain took the fight right to Obama, and won.  Although Lehrer and Obama attempted to make this National Security debate more about the economy, McCain effectively highlighted Obama’s wrong economic policies and escaped major damage.

My favorite parts of the debate:

1.  He wouldn’t even look at Obama during the debate.  He gave him about as much respect as he would Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.

2.  McCain’s line: “Senator Obama just doesn’t get it” was very effective in making Obama look inexperienced and out of touch.

3.  Obama agreed with McCain on a number of occasions.  This made him look weak.  McCain’s campaign had a commercial out immediately highlighting this.

4.  Obama looked like a frustrated student at times, raising his hand and hoping the teacher would call on him.  Lehrer wouldn’t bail him out, and McCain kept on rolling with his points.

5.  Obama was visibly frustrated on many occasions.  He looked angry at points, and had a strange grin at others.  

Now I can’t wait for this Thursday’s debate between Palin and Biden.  This is gonna be great.  The over/under on Biden gaffes is 3.