I haven't seen so much hype about a debate since Nixon-Kennedy. (Well, actually I don't remember how much hype there was before Nixon-Kennedy since I was only 7, but I imagine there must have been a lot since it was the first televised debate. Of course, back then, they didn't even know how to hype - so let's just forget this analogy, OK?)
Anyway, the fierce focus on this VP debate is getting me worried. All Sarah Palin has to do is show up and still be standing at the end and not collapsed into a babbling heap, and she'll be declared the winner. Biden, in the meantime, has to come off as knowledgeable but nice, and not say anything stupid (as he is sometimes wont to do). I think his job will be harder.
To amuse you in the meantime, here is a fun toy - The Sarah Palin Quote Generator. It will give you wonderful quotes that Sarah Palin hasn't said - YET. Let's see if she comes up with any of them tonight. Here are a few examples:
"What I think Americans at the end of the day are going to be able to go back and look at also bipartisan effort at a crisis time like this."
"And as Ronald Reagan believed that the impact — we have got to have all options out there on the table."
"The way that I have understood the world is the leadership qualities — that's paramount."
Have fun watching tonight - we'll be at a debate-watching party so will report back on what people thought of her debating skills afterward!