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Oct. 6, 2008, news update

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OCT. 6, 2008, NEWS UPDATE

Vice Presidential candidates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin hold debate. Palin evoked memories of Dr. Johnson: "...it's like a dog walking on its hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised it is done at all."

Palin did good job of parroting everything she'd been coached to say. Palin wanna cracker? Even conservative columnist Peggy Noonan said it sounded like an infomerical. Moderator Gwen Ifill said Palin simply gave her stump speech. You betcha.

Palin did one-up John McCain. She actually looked at Biden.

At one point, she said to Biden, "There you go again." Hey, Sarah, that line's been taken.

It's like Biden saying, "I knew Dan Quayle. Dan Quayle was a friend of mine. And Sarah, you're no Dan Quayle."

Congress passes financial plan after changing name from bailout to "rescue plan." Worked for squid and calamari. Addition of tons and tons of pork also helped.

If situation was so dire and need to pass plan was so urgent, why did Congress take off for the Jewish New Year?

Markets tank. As New York Daily News headlined, "Out On Bail.

Time to remake movie "Wall Street." Call it "Fall Street." And that line about greed being good will need to be rewritten.

McCain campaign gives up in Michigan, changes strategy from discussing issues to dissing Obama. Palin says Obama "pals around with terrorists." When's she going to start calling him Hussein? Desperation is the last refuge of losing scoundrels.

Palin said she was "annoyed" when Katie Couric interviewed her. Yeah, she asked all those questions.

When asked what newspapers she read, she couldn't come up with a name and replied, Well, all of them. Sarah, you could have at least given a plug for your hometown paper, the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman.

O.J. Simpson found guilty in Las Vegas, faces long jail term. 13 years late.

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg asks that term limits be waived so he can run for third term. Well if he's such a great mayor, why aren't the Yankees and the Mets in the play-offs?

"Beverly Hills Chihuahua" top movie over weekend. Ay, Caramba, we've really lost control of our borders.