Friday, October 3, 2008

Was it just me, or was Palin unapologetically playing up her folksiness? Here are some quotes that might have been attractive if they weren't coming from a VP candidate.

"And I may not answer the questions that either the moderator or you want to hear, but I'm going to talk straight to the American people and let them know my track record also."

"Oh, yeah, it's so obvious I'm a Washington outsider. And someone just not used to the way you guys operate."

"Say it ain't so, Joe...Now doggone it, let's look ahead..."

"Darn right it was the predator lenders..."

She said "Maverick" six times before Biden shut her up on that detail. She said "reform" 13 times. She mentioned Energy about 28 times.

The General in Afghanistan's name is McKiernan, not McClellan.

Palin was creeping me out with her lack of blinking and constant smile.

However, on the whole, I think she "succeeded beyond our wildest imaginations." She successfully dodged every question she couldn't or wouldn't answer and kept drumming away on her talking points. I was hoping for a gaffe heap from Biden and hours of run-on, nonsensical sentences from Palin but both played by the "Harm None" rule. Booooorrriiiinnng.