Closest Thing You'll Get To Palin Is Her Debate Facsimile

11/05/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

As vice presidential contender Sarah Palin made her way to the end of her first and only debate of this campaign season, you got the sense that she was sort of feeling...err, I mean, feelin' - like her swag was pretty phenomenal! How else to characterize her remarks:

Well, again, Gwen, I do want to thank you and the commission. This is such an honor for me. And I appreciate, too, Senator Biden, getting to meet you, finally, also, and getting to debate with you. And I would like more opportunity for this.

I like being able to answer these tough questions without the filter, even, of the mainstream media kind of telling viewers what they've just heard. I'd rather be able to just speak to the American people like we just did.

Of course, here it is, Sunday morning, and the American people are waking up, looking to be spoken to. And yet, once again, Palin's taking the day off. To be fair, none of the other candidates are out there - facing the nation, as it were - this Sunday either. But one wonders: when are we gonna see some "Palin Clock" up on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace?

At any rate, the good news is that the woman who played Sarah Palin in the Obama/Biden debate prep sessions, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, will be appearing on Face The Nation this morning, which is as close as anyone on Sunday has come to snagging the real thing. Come to think of it, now that McCain is pulling out of Michigan, Granholm is as close to Palin as that state's going to get, too,

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