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The Nightmare VP Debate Scenario: Biden, Beware! (Update: Nightmare Averted!)

John Neffinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Neffinger

What if, midway through, Palin is doing okay, or better than okay? If you're Joe Biden, are you going to just sit there and let her play you to a draw - or beat you? On the biggest stage Biden has ever been on, is he going to let himself get shown up by someone everybody knows is an idiot? Or does Biden get agitated, and start looking for opportunities to attack, to pin Palin down, to put her in her place? If Biden stops playing it safe, all bets are off. He might be brilliant, but things might also go horribly wrong.

Ifill: Palin "Blew Me Off"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On "Meet the Press" Sunday morning, vice presidential debate moderator Gwen Ifill said Palin "more than ignored" some of her questions -- she "blew me...

Friday Talking Points [50] -- Can I Call You Joe?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I refuse to get too wrapped up in the question of who "won" the debate. In general, unless one candidate obviously self-destructs, this question is answered subjectively and personally. That's not to say I didn't think Biden did better. I did.

Ifill Book Public Weeks Before McCain Agreed To Have Her Moderate VP Debate

Judd Legum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judd Legum

The McCain camp is claiming it didn't know about Gwen Ifill's book prior to agreeing to her as moderator for the VP debate. If that's true, it just shows the campaign's incompetence.

In Defense Of Sarah Palin

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have to at least try to defend the point she was (so badly) trying to make. Alaska was on the front lines of the Cold War. It's a valid point, especially with a newly-resurgent and newly-belligerent Russia.