11/01/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

VP Debate Prep: Michigan Governor Granholm Pretending To Be Sarah Palin For Joe Biden

The New York Times has an article on the preparations Senator Joe Biden is taking for his debate tomorrow night with Sarah Palin:

One danger for Mr. Biden on Thursday is that his habit of speaking authoritatively, of saying he possesses the truth, will come across as overbearing or condescending, particularly toward someone like Ms. Palin, who lacks his credentials. To try to guard against sounding sexist, he is sparring in practice sessions with Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm of Michigan, who is playing the role of Ms. Palin.

The only other time a woman has appeared on the debate stage as part of a major-party ticket was in 1984, when Geraldine A. Ferraro, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, faced Vice President George Bush. One exchange might offer Mr. Biden a good lesson.