Friday, October 03, 2008

Last night's debate

Frank Ford sent me a Washington Post opinion piece by E. J. Dionne Jr. entitled "Hockey Mom on Thin Ice". This paragraph really sums things up for me:

Expectations for Palin were so low that the mere fact that she managed to keep talking and to keep assailing Obama will be rated as a great victory by McCain's lieutenants. But it was Biden who knew what he was talking about, who could engage in argument and who showed he actually understood the issues. In recent interviews with CBS anchor Katie Couric, Palin came off as profoundly uninformed, as someone who had given little thought to the issues that will matter. Nothing Palin did last night changed that. Those rooting for her were relieved. Those who doubted her readiness going in were not persuaded by her endless repetition of the word "maverick."

"Profoundly uninformed". That's quite an observation. That's also quite an indictment. I do so hope that the ordinary American voter sees that as well.

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