It's been reiterated in many ways - this woman is not fit to serve.
First off, the debate. Palin didn't even answer the question that was being asked. I couldn't decide if it was because she didn't quite understand the question, she did understand but didn't want to answer the question, or was simply trying to make sure she got all her talking points in. I think the GOP camp was testing the limits on how many of those little snide jabs to load her up with? They were terrible! And the winks?! Are you trying to seduce me, Mrs. Palin? How many times did she bring up the fact that she was the governer of an energy rich state? How does that even apply? So if we elect you... America becomes energy rich? Is that what we're supposed to infer?
When asked to give an example of how ideologies have changed and how that may have changed a stance, Biden gave an example relating to judicial judgement. Palin gave an example of a time she "caved in" to a budget didn't entirely approve of! It doesn't relate!
In continuuing that answer she gave me what I thought was her finest jewel-
"But on the major principle things, no, there hasn't been something that I've had to compromise on, because we've always seemed to find a way to work together. Up there in Alaska, what we have done is, with bipartisan efforts, is work together and, again, not caring who gets the credit for what, as we accomplish things up there."
NO, I'VE NEVER COMPROMISED!?!?! Working together without compromise, amazing. Alaska must truly be a wondrous, fantastic place.
Palin has demonstrated time and time again within Alaska that she's willing to abuse her powers to self serve. I'll be interested to see how this probe turns out. How many millions of pork did she serve up for the itsy bitsy town of Wassilla?
And really, what's with all the winks?
I also enjoyed/was horrified by Palin's response to the question about VP powers. (I find it interesting how much joy/horror combo I've been feeling this election... joy in watching the floundering and horror at the prospect of the flounderers possibly leading the nation)
The question was obviously pointed at Cheney's complete lack of transparency in office. He claims to not be beholden to the rules of the Executive branch because he sits in on congress, but isn't beholden to congressional rules because he's an executive. He has claimed "executive privilege" many times in response to requests for emails and transcript documentation.
And here comes Palin saying she'd like to expand upon the powers of the VP in addition to Cheney's shady dealings! She even mentioned changing the constitution! On the flip side, I don't think she really understood all the implications of the question... which to me only indicts her further as being a cloistered Alaskan.
In response to these critiques I hear GOP advocates doing what they do best, pointing the finger the other way. "Well what about Biden, hmmm? So much for chaaaaange. He's just another old DC shark!" To which I reply, that is exactly why he'll be a good VICE president! Obama needs an old shark to help him navigate the dangerous waters of Washington. Tax break? Obama's. Joe will help him. Medicine? Obama's. Joe will help him.