3BP Liveblogs the VP Debate!
8:54 - Friday morning headline prediction: Conservatives fall in love all over again with Sarah Palin
8:56 - I hope we'll be able to see Palin behind the podium.
8:58 - "Stand up, Gwen! Oh....broken ankle? God love ya!"
8:59 - I think they keep adjusting the angles of the podiums. Eventually the candidates will just be facing eachother.
9:00 - Ok, Gwen...so the audience isn't allowed to cheer...what about you?
9:01 - "Can I call you 'Joe'?" Damn, I love that woman.
9:02 - Joe starts things off and he's discussing the bailooouuuuuZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ....
9:03 - Sarah looking right into the camera. Perfect. Exactly how you connect. Clinton always did that very effectively.
9:04 - Joe already has the 'oh shit' look.
9:06 - Ok, did they drug Joe? wtf?
9:06 - Ok, maybe he's drunk.
9:07 - Sarah just winked at me.
9:08 - Gwen, you little stinker.
9:09 - After Sarah's answer on the subprime question I sorta feel bad about what I owe on my credit card.
9:11 - Joe seems to have the Tim Kaine weird-eye thing.
9:12 - Good turnaround by Joe on the tax question.
9:13 - Palin grabs that turnaround and slams it right in Joe's frickin' FACE! GAAAHHH!!!
9:14 - Here comes the tax increase question. Palin needs to nail him for the 'paying taxes is patriotic' comment.
9:16 - POW!!! Atta girl.
9:17 - GREAT explanation of the health care plan.
9:18 - Annnnd a good knock by Biden. Way to demogogue, Joe!
9:19 - Sarah seems to do a LOT of writing during Joe's responses.
9:20 - AHHH! BLINDED BY BIDEN TEETH!
9:21 - First time Sarah was 'stumped'. And very well managed.
9:23 - Seems to me Joe has had a few more opportunities to follow-up than Palin.
9:24 - Ooo. Bringing up the windfall profit tax. Palin better get a chance to respond or that is a big Biden win.
9:25 - Orrrrrrrrr not.
9:26 - Biden is owning the bailout portion of the debate. Palin needs a topic change.
9:27 - Can we make this whole debate about energy? She's perfect on this.
9:28 - HA! THANKS GWEN!
9:29 - Say 'impact' again, Sarah.
9:30 - Biden brings up coal. Sarah can nail him for his comment in PA re: "no more coal plants."
9:33 - meh...she sorta got it.
9:34 - Hey look! Another Biden follow-up!
9:37 - Foreign policy. Keep your fingers crossed, America.
9:39 - "I didn't hear a plan." Now we should ask him what happened to his plan to split up Iraq into religion based provinces.
9:40 - Talibani?
9:41 - Biden's "what the fuck is this" look makes America want to dropkick him.
9:42 - Hope Sarah was prepped for the "McCain voted against funding" line.
9:43 - Does anyone really believe McCain was wrong on the surge?
9:44 - I'm pretty sure Sarah is writing me love notes.
9:45 - WoT in Iraq was coined by Petraus! BLAMMO!
9:46 - Sarah was ready for Foreign Policy. Well....so far.
9:47 - Will someone please smack that crappy smile off Biden's face?
9:49 - She's ready on Israel. One story coming out of this debate will be about how well prepared she was.
9:50 - No one in the Senate has been a better friend to Israel than Biden. Um. Joe Lieberman may disagree.
9:53 - Ooo. Biden is getting pissy. CAREFUL, AMERICA! HE'S GONNA BLOW!
9:54 - Oh wait, maybe he's just punch-drunk.
9:55 - Say "George Bush's" again. Just try it.
9:56 - Oooook yeah she wasn't ready on the Nuke question.
9:57 - There is no way in hell Joe Biden can chew meat with those teeth. They are flatter than my girlfriend in 8th grade.
9:59 - HOLY CRAP! Where did that Afghanistan follow-up answer come from? YEAH SARAH! Biden just had his best 'duhhhh' moment.
10:00 - Bosniacs? LOL!!!11ELEVENTY!!!1!!!
10:01 - Uh oh. Sarah is smiling during Joe's answer. MUUUAAAAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!
10:02 - Nice talk about being an outsider, Sarah....and key that you came back to talk about Darfur. Don't want Gwen asking you to actually answer the question.
10:04 - GEORGE BUSH'S!!!!!
10:05 - Sorry.
10:06 - Solid answer by Joe on the 'heartbeat from the Presidency' question.
10:07 - SHE WINKED AT ME AGAIN!
10:08 - Sarah being Sarah wins over female voters. No question.
10:09 - And Biden is an asshole.
10:10 - SAY IT AIN'T SO, JOE! There...we've got our soundbite of the debate.
10:11 - Sarah knocking NCLB will REALLY help with chicks....er...women.
10:12 - Sarah has won. It's over.
10:14 - Biden likes touching himself.
10:15 - Ew. Sorry.
10:16 - The most dangerous VP in history? Show some respect, dillweed.
10:17 - Some folks may knock Sarah for her point about the power of the VP.
10:18 - Wtf? The "what's your weakness" question? Seriously? That question was lame even when I was getting interviewed to work at Wendy's in high school.
10:19 - My excessive passion? Laughably lame.
10:20 - Biden: "I'm much better off than you."
10:21 - Getting choked up? Oh come ON!
10:22 - Biden's flailing.
10:23 - And now he's talking about Bork and chairing the judiciarrrrrzzzzzzZZZZZZZ....
10:24 - Sarah: "I caved." D'oh!
10:25 - It's past Joe's bedtime.
10:28 - Shocker. Joe is gonna get the last word.
10:29 - Sarah knocking the MSM. Atta girl.
10:30 - SaaaaaaaaaaLUTE!
10:31 - Annnnnnnnd America turns off their TV.
10:32 - Here comes what really matters. The coverage from the MSM.
Thanks to everyone for following along. I'm confident my headline prediction that I started off with will hold true. Palin proved she could handle the big stage. No major gaffes from either candidate. No knockout blows.
Clearly a Palin win.